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Australia Kettlebell Marathon Pioneer

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IGSF Kettlebell Marathon Championship (1 Hour Marathon)!

First Australian Women to compete in an International  kettlebell Marathon Championship representing Australia is Jadranka Marinovic. She made history becoming Australia’s 1st kettlebell Sport marathon Champion at the IGSF 1 hour Kettlebell Marathon championship in Milan June 2011 where she set a new world record and qualified for the highest rank MSIK.  

 ICKLM First World Olympiad of Weight Lifting Masters (Half Marathon)!

Jad Marinovic wins and sets a new official women’s world record in the Half Marathon at the ICKLM First World Olympiad of Weight Lifting Masters, Aug 2011 lifting 16 kg for 30 minutes.


1st Kettlebell Marathon in Australia


1st KBA Kettlebell Marathon event – Jad Marinovic officially organised the 1st Kettlebell Marathon at Kettlebell Athletica where participants lifted and raised money for Matea who was in a coma in February 19th, 2012 in Melbourne Australia following the IKSFA Training course.

This was the first time two international World Champions Sergey Rachinskiy and Sergey Rudner lifted in a Kettlebell Marathon event in Australia.


Ketacademy Australia Representative

  • Jad Marinovic becomes the official KETAcademy representative in Australia


2nd KBA Kettlebell Marathon event – 

  • 2nd Kettlebell Athletica Melbourne Open Marathon organised by Jad Marinovic at Kettlebell Athletica.
  • Launched  the KETAcademy ranking table in the which was the first in the world June, 2013!
  • First time in the world Athletes in Australia and around the world  now had the opportunity to  achieve Ketacademy international kettlebell ranks in the Half Marathon 30 and 1 Hour Marathon.
  • 2 World Records and Australian Records were set.  Results file here:
3rd Kettlebell Athletica Melbourne Open/ Kettlebell Marathon Competition 
  • On the 8th of December, 2013 Kettlebell Athletica organised competition No 3, the Kettlebell Athletica Melbourne Competition
  • This was the first competition in Australia uniting  both the kettlebell marathon non-traditional event plus all the classic 10 minute traditional events on the ketacademy ranking table for athletes in Australia.
  •  Picture below  Click here for Results!

IKMF & UGC Australia Representative.

  • In 2013 Jad Marinovic becomes the official Australian Representative for the International Kettlebell Marathon Federation ( IKMF) and the “Ultimate Girevik Cup (UGC), IKMF Kettlebell Half Marathon League”


The 2014 Kettlebell Athletica Melbourne competition is now an international event since Kettlebell Athletica became the official partner club with The “World Association of Kettlebell Clubs” to organize the “1st International Kettlebell Sport World Grand Prix Australia Leg. The world grand Prix is being held by organizing club competitions in different countries around the world according to the calendar of WKCA. kettlebell Marathon included the 1 hour and 30 minute events. Click here for results.


October – Jad Marinovic sets new World record TALC 1 Hour 522 Reps! First girl in world to lift doubles for an hour in a kettlebell marathon event officially recognised by IKMF!


Kettlebell Marathon at the 2015 Kettlebell Athletica Melbourne World Grand Prix which was at the 1st Arnold Classic Australia. In 2014 Jad Marinovic became the official Kettlebell Captain of the Arnold Classic and official sponsored the Kettlebell Sport event.

The Arnold Classic KBA/WKCA WGP Championship was open to lifters Australia wide and around the world to all federations, unions, associations, countries, communities and clubs who promote kettlebell sport. For the first time ever in Australia a Kettlebell Sport competition was part of the 1st ever Arnold Classic Australia. This event included all the events on the Ketacademy ranking table including the kettlebell Marathon to show case the sport to the World.

Kettlebell Marathon and Kettlebell Relay Triathlon!



The Ultimate Girevik Cup, IKMF Kettlebell Half Marathon League stage 1

The Ultimate Girevik Cup, IKMF Kettlebell Half Marathon League stage 1 in Australia was hosted by Don Grant from RockHard in Benigo in coordination with Jad Marinovic the IKMF Representative on the 17th May, 2015.

The IKMF Ultimate Girevik Cup is a championship league held over 3 Stages/ Seasons, giving the athletes the possibility to develop their skills and performance along the whole year. Click here for more information here for results!

The 1st IKMF Kettlebell Marathon World Championship!

Jad Marinovic becomes Australia’s 1st Kettlebell Marathon World Champion representing Australia Team winning Gold and breaking World Record!

The Ultimate Girevik Cup, IKMF Kettlebell Half Marathon League stage 2!

Jad Marinovic made history achieving the Ketacademy kettlebell Marathon Master of Sport rank which was a 1st in the world, and also officially broke a LC World Record by 40 reps with 16 kg.

Sergey Rachinskiy lifted a 24 kg for 1 hour setting a new record. Click her for results. Click here for results!