Dave Ellis

Dave represented ParalympicsGB at the Beijing Games as a swimmer, before repeating his feat as triathlete in Tokyo. He also has multiple World Championship and European titles to his name.

He finished fifth in the 200m Individual Medley as a swimmer at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games before he made the switch to paratriathlon in 2013 where he races with a guide due to having less than 10% of his vision. He made an immediate impact in the sport securing the European title in Turkey before being crowned world champion in Hyde Park London, alongside guide Luke Watson.

2014 saw Dave pick up five medals as he added to his collection. He did not add to that tally though in 2015 as he chose to focus on track running after learning the PTVI category had been omitted from the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

He returned to paratriathlon in 2017 and claimed European and World titles again, this time alongside Carl Shaw. Dave set his sights on the Tokyo Games when it was announced that the PTVI category would feature at the next Paralympic Games. Alongside Mark Buckingham he again was crowned World and European Champion in 2018. He continued his fine form in 2019 with another seven medals including wins at Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal and Funchal ITU Paratriathlon World Cup.

In 2021,  Dave represented GB ParalympicsGB at the Tokyo Paralympic Games. He raced in the Games alongside Luke Pollard but a mechanical on the bike put an end to their medal hopes.

Major Results

Date Event Position
11th May 2024 2024 World Triathlon Para Series Yokohama 1st
7th Oct 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup Alhandra 1st
23rd Sep 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Championships Pontevedra 1st
26th Aug 2023 2023 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1st
19th Aug 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup Paris 1st
15th Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea 1st
1st Jul 2023 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna 1st
3rd Jun 2023 2023 Europe Triathlon Championships Madrid 2nd
24th Nov 2022 2022 World Triathlon Championship Finals Abu Dhabi 1st
6th Aug 2022 2022 World Triathlon Para Series Swansea 1st
31st Jul 2022 2022 Birmingham Commonwealth Games 1st
16th Jul 2022 2022 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1st
19th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna 1st
11th Jun 2022 2022 World Triathlon Para Cup Besancon 1st
5th Nov 2021 2021 World Triathlon Para Championships Abu Dhabi 1st
25th Sep 2021 2021 Europe Triathlon Championships Valencia 1st
28th Aug 2021 Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games DNF
5th Jun 2021 AJ Bell 2021 World Triathlon Para Series Leeds 1st
20th Oct 2019 2019 Funchal ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
14th Sep 2019 2019 Valencia ETU Paratriathlon European Championships 11th
1st Sep 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 2nd
17th Aug 2019 2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
28th Jun 2019 2019 Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal 1st
27th May 2019 2019 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1st
27th Apr 2019 2019 Milan ITU World Paratriathlon Series 2nd
15th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 1st
19th Jul 2018 2018 Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
30th Jun 2018 2018 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
28th May 2018 2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup 1st
12th May 2018 2018 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
15th Sep 2017 2017 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Rotterdam 1st
16th Jun 2017 2017 Kitzb├╝hel ETU Triathlon European Championships 1st
13th May 2017 2017 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Series 1st
21st Sep 2014 2014 Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event 4th
30th Aug 2014 2014 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Edmonton 5th
10th Aug 2014 2014 GBR Paratriathlon National Championships 1st
5th Jul 2014 2014 Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st
21st Jun 2014 2014 Kitzb├╝hel ETU Triathlon European Championships 2nd
31st May 2014 2014 London ITU World Paratriathlon Event 2nd
17th May 2014 2014 Yokohama ITU World Paratriathlon Event 1st

Dave then went onto win 10 straight gold medals, an unbeaten run that lasted almost two years and included a World title win in Abu Dhabi, a European title win in Spain and a Commonwealth Games gold on home soil in Birmingham. He also won the first ever stand alone British World Triathlon Para Series race in that time claiming gold in Swansea.

His winning run came to an end in 2023 as he finished second at the European Championships in Madrid after the race had been changed to a duathlon due to water quality issues. He returned to winning ways at 2023 World Triathlon Para Cup A Coruna before he added a sixth British title to his collection. He then won a sixth world title, a third alongside Pollard, in Spain before he rounded off the season with his sixth straight win at World Triathlon Para Cup Alhandra this time being guided by Jack Hutchens.

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