Beth Potter

Beth is a European gold medallist in triathlon who has also represented Great Britain in athletics at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and Scotland at two Commonwealth Games including in both triathlon and athletics in 2018.

Since first making the transition to triathlon in 2017, at first alongside athletics, the Leeds-based athlete has a number of victories to her name including becoming European champion in 2019, along with wins at World Triathlon Cup events.

Beth’s career in triathlon started in the year after representing Great Britain in the women’s 10,000m at the 2016 Olympic 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.

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.

Beth represented Scotland at Gold Coast 2018 in both the triathlon individual event and mixed relay before competing on the track over 10,000m in athletics. 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 5000m and 10,000m.

Major Results

Date Event Position
14th May 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Series Yokohama 11th
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
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 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
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 3rd
23rd Apr 2022 2022 Arena Games Triathlon Series London 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
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

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

Returning to racing later in the year, Beth ended 2020 with silver and gold medals at the World Triathlon Cup events in Arzachena and Valencia, respectively.

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.

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