Beth Potter

Beth became World Champion in 2023 having put together a series of results across the World Triathlon Championship Series (WTCS), including victories in the Paris Test Event, Championship Finals in Pontevedra and WTCS Abu Dhabi – her first standard distance WTCS victory. Her impressive year also saw her named as the first female triathlete selected as part of Team GB for Paris 2024.

Having previously represented Team GB in athletics in Rio, Paris will be her first Olympics as a triathlete. In 2022, Beth represented Team Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham where she won bronze, four years after competing in both triathlon and athletics at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

As a junior, Beth had been a national level swimmer, combining her swimming with running, before focusing on athletics during her time studying at Loughborough University. Her previous experience with cycling had been cycling around London during her time working as a physics teacher prior to Rio 2016.

After the Olympics, Beth decided to pursue triathlon, a chance meeting with Jonny and Alastair Brownlee convincing her to give swim, bike, run a go. Beth moved to Leeds to train and lived with Jonny for a period of time.

Less than a year later and Beth was on the top step of a triathlon podium at the 2017 Funchal ETU Sprint Triathlon Cup, before making history in 2018 by becoming the first Scottish athlete to compete across two sports at the same Commonwealth Games. Gold Coast was Beth’s second Commonwealth Games appearance having made debut at her first senior Games in her home city of Glasgow in 2014, with top-10 finishes in both the 5,000m and 10,000m.

2018 and 2019 saw top-10 finishes recorded at ITU Triathlon World Cup races before winning gold at the 2019 ETU Triathlon European Championships in Weert, Netherlands. Beth’s upward curve continued in 2020, despite the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, starting the year by claiming silver at the ETU Duathlon European Championships in March 2020 and ending it with silver and gold medals at the World Triathlon Cup events in Arzachena and Valencia, respectively.

Major Results

Date Event Position
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 1st
13th Apr 2024 2024 E World Triathlon Championships London powered by Zwift 2nd
24th Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Finals Pontevedra 1st
20th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Paris 2nd
17th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Olympic Games Test Event Paris 1st
30th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Sunderland 2nd
16th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg 14th
15th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg 2nd
15th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg 6th
15th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg 4th
14th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg 1st
14th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg 2nd
13th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Hamburg 2nd
24th Jun 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Montreal 1st
27th May 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari 6th
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 2nd
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
8th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 2nd
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
7th Apr 2023 2023 Arena Games Triathlon Finals London powered by Zwift 1st
3rd Mar 2023 2023 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi 1st
25th Nov 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi 32nd
6th Nov 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Bermuda 3rd
8th Oct 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Cagliari 10th
31st Jul 2022 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games 5th
29th Jul 2022 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games 3rd
9th Jul 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Hamburg 2nd
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal 3rd
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal 2nd
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal 3rd
25th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal 3rd
24th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal 3rd
24th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Sprint & Relay Championships Montreal 1st
11th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds 5th
14th May 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama 11th
7th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 2nd
7th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 1st
7th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 2nd
7th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 2nd
6th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 2nd
6th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 2nd
6th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 2nd
6th May 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Finals Singapore powered by Zwift 2nd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 1st
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 3rd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 2nd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 1st
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 2nd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 1st
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 2nd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 2nd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London powered by Zwift 2nd
9th Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series Munich powered by Zwift 1st
9th Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series Munich powered by Zwift 1st
9th Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series Munich powered by Zwift 1st
9th Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series Munich powered by Zwift 1st
9th Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series Munich powered by Zwift 1st
9th Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series Munich powered by Zwift 1st
9th Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series Munich powered by Zwift 1st
26th Mar 2022 2022 Europe Triathlon Cup Quarteira 1st
5th Nov 2021 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Abu Dhabi 7th
30th Oct 2021 2021 World Triathlon Cup Tongyeong 1st
23rd Oct 2021 2021 World Triathlon Cup Haeundae 1st
6th Jun 2021 AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Leeds 7th
15th May 2021 2021 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama LAP
5th Sep 2020 2020 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon 21st
22nd Aug 2020 2020 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 18th
30th May 2020 2020 Arzachena ITU Triathlon World Cup 2nd
2nd May 2020 2020 Valencia ITU Triathlon World Cup 1st
7th Mar 2020 2020 Punta Umbria ETU Duathlon European Championships 2nd
7th Sep 2019 2019 Banyoles ITU Triathlon World Cup 46th
31st Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 28th
25th Aug 2019 2019 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup 8th
20th Jul 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Edmonton 14th
23rd Jun 2019 2019 Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup DNF
31st May 2019 2019 Weert ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
18th May 2019 2019 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 6th
5th May 2019 2019 Madrid ITU Triathlon World Cup 7th
24th Mar 2019 2019 Huelva ETU Triathlon European Cup and Iberoamerican Championships DNF
2nd Sep 2018 2018 Karlovy Vary ITU Triathlon World Cup 11th
11th Aug 2018 2018 Glasgow ETU Triathlon European Championships 12th
9th Aug 2018 2018 Glasgow ETU Triathlon European Championships 27th
20th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 19th
17th Jun 2018 2018 Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup 2nd
2nd Jun 2018 2018 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 24th
7th Apr 2018 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 7th
5th Apr 2018 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 12th
10th Mar 2018 2018 Mooloolaba ITU Triathlon World Cup 8th
23rd Sep 2017 2017 Funchal ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 1st
13th Aug 2017 2017 Wuustwezel ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 11th

Beth made headlines worldwide in April 2021, running an unofficial world-record beating 5km time of 00:14:41 at a road event, just a week after victory in the Super League Triathlon Arena Games London. The rest of 2021 saw more success follow for Beth with two seventh place finishes in the World Triathlon Championship Series, including in Leeds, and back-to-back victories in World Triathlon Cup events in South Korea.

Beth continued her form in 2022, starting the year by becoming the first ever eSport Triathlon World Champion after overall victory in the Arena Games Triathlon Series. The medals continued through the summer when Potter claimed her first World Triathlon Championship Series medal with bronze in Montreal before returning to the podium in both Hamburg (silver) and Bermuda (bronze).

On her way to becoming World Champion in 2023, Beth took the top step of the podium in Abu Dhabi, Montreal, Paris and Pontevedra, with a further individual podium (silver) in Hamburg and mixed relay podiums (both silver) in Sunderland and Paris.

In November 2023, Beth was named Scottish Sportswoman of the Year.

On her way to becoming World Champion in 2023, Beth took the top step of the podium in Abu Dhabi, Montreal, Paris and Pontevedra, with a further individual podium (silver) in Hamburg and mixed relay podiums (both silver) in Sunderland and Paris.

In November 2023, Beth was named Scottish Sportswoman of the Year.

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