- IRONMAN World Record Holder in 2018
- 3x World Champion
- 12x Australian Champion
- 30x Half Ironman Champion
- 6x Ironman Champion
- Commonwealth Games Silver Medallist
Before Melissa's incredible triathlon career, she had already made a name for herself as a world class elite runner, representing Australia in track and field, cross country, and on the road. She was only 11 when she first found an interest in Athletics, running around the local grass tracks where she grew up. Success quickly followed as she continued through her teenage years, setting State, National and World records as a Junior athlete on the track. During her running career, Melissa has won multiple Australian Championships and set numerous records, she won Gold and the Goodwill Games, Silver at the Commonwealth Games, and 2 team Bronze medals at 2 different World Cross Country Championships, one of only 2 Australian athletes (male or female) to have ever done so.