|Name Greg Welch|
Greg welch wins the 1994 ironman hawaii
Gregory ("Greg") John Welch OAM (born in 1964 in Campsie, Sydney, Australia) is an Australian triathlete. He is acknowledged as one of the greatest triathletes due to his remarkable dominance in winning the "The Grand Slam" which includes the ITU Triathlon World Championships (1990), The Ironman World Championship (1994), the ITU Duathlon World Championships (1993) and the Long Course Triathlon World Championship (1994). Greg was an ambassador to the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) in 2000.
Due to his being diagnosed with Ventricular tachycardia, he has undergone nine open-heart surgeries from 2001 until 2003 and has retired from sports. He maintains contact with triathlon through his work as an advisor, coach and commentator with the World Triathlon Corporation. He is not to be confused with comic book artist Graig Weich.
He is married to fellow Ironman triathlete Sian Welch.