Trent Oeltjen

Former Major League Baseball Player, Olympic Silver Medallist & Expert on High Performance


Trent Oeltjen is one of Australia’s most decorated athletes and Major League Baseball players, with a career that saw him play for numerous professional clubs including the Arizona Diamondbacks & Los Angeles Dodgers.

Trent was part of the 2004 Athens Olympic Silver medal-winning team which saw them knock off the star-studded Japanese team twice in the tournament.

Current Work:
Post his playing career, Trent founded Legacy Sports an elite, wellness-first, high-performance program that holistically develops the complete athlete both on and off the field whilst preparing them to embrace all that their careers and lives at the top of their game require. The Legacy Sports program has been designed by Trent and a team of world-class, sports physiologists and psychologists, nutritionists and wellness experts to help cut to the core of what it really takes to reach your true potential and continue to grow.

Seeking to push himself – and inspire others to achieve their personal goals – he took up long-distance running in 2019 going from 5km to multiple ultramarathon achievements at the 80k, 100K, and beyond marks within 6 months. From an early age, Trent battled adversity and setbacks including being the youngest person to have complete elbow reconstruction (“Tommy John”) surgery at the age of 15. This continued even though his pro career, being one of only a few players to ever make the major leagues, get sent down to the minors, come back, get sent down, then come back again. The grit and resilience necessary to always smile, persevere and find a pathway forward is at the centre of Trent’s life and work with others.

Trent is now taking his love of working with people to see their dreams come true, whilst sharing his journey to run the legendary “Six Stars” marathons all in one year. From there, the sky’s the limit but everything he does is to earn the right to be a mentor and help inspire others to achieve their goals, whatever they are.

Awards, Achievements & Recognition:
2001 Signed Minnesota Twins
2004 Athens Olympics – Silver medal
2006 – MLB Futures All-star Game
2007 World Cup – All-star, batting champion
2008 World Baseball Classic – Mexico
2009 MLB Debut – Most hits since expansion era in 1961 across first 5 games
2010 MLB LA Dodgers
2011 First Australian to hit inside the park Home Run
2013 Signed Anaheim Angels
2014 Signed Arizona Diamondbacks
2016 World Cup – Named most popular player
2017 World Baseball Classic – Japan
2020 80km Bondi to Manly solo second-fastest all-time 7 hrs 54 min 2020 100km Bondi to Barrenjoey Ultramarathon 13 hrs
2020 Sydney to Melbourne 1000km Landonstrong quarantine ride
2021 UTA 50 Ultramarathon Blue mountains
2021 Huntington Beach Marathon


Talking Points
Growth is in the Friction with Trent Oeltjen
High Performance Redefined
Run Through That Wall