Hannah Moore is a two-time ITU World Champion, an ETU European champion and a three-time GBR Paratriathlon National champion based in Loughborough.
Since competing at her first triathlon in 2017, Hannah has taken the title of World champion for two consecutive years at the Gold Coast and Lausanne respectively (2018, 2019), become European champion (2018) and has taken three Paratriathlon National Championship titles (2017, 2018, 2019).
Hannah discovered triathlon whilst she was experimenting with wheelchair racing. Through this sport, she met people who competed in triathlons. At the time Hannah was unable to swim, however, before her amputation she had written a list of things she wanted to achieve that began with learning to walk after two years and grew to include ambitious achievements such as competing in a triathlon.
Hannah first competed in the sport with a super sprint at a paratriathlon festival at the Arctic One triathlon in May 2017. This took place only ten months after her amputation, before she had a running blade or bike prosthesis, so she completed the enitre race using her NHS provided prosthetic, which was painful, but Hannah maintains that she loved every minute of the race. Once that event ended, Hannah described herself as catching the bug, and wanted to do more races and strived to improve with every performance.
Hannah practiced karate for 10 years before her amputation, gaining a black belt in 2010. She left school at 16 for a scholarship where she trained to become a chef at a 5* hotel in London. Hannah is currently in the 2nd year of her degree studying Sport and Exercise Science at Loughborough University.
Hannah first made her mark on the world of triathlon in August 2017 when she took the title of GBR Paratriathlon National champion.
Hannah’s ambitions turned international in 2018, taking home her first gold medal at Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup. More medals were to follow, as Hannah took bronze at Iseo - Franciacorta ITU World Paratriathlon Series and gold at Tartu ETU Triathlon European Championships where she finished almost fifteen minutes ahead of 2nd place Cassie Cava (IRL).
Hannah finished the year with two gold medals. In July, she again confirmed her status as national champion, before traveling to the Gold Coast to beat out Sally Pilbeam (AUS) by 00:01:21 and become ITU World champion.
|1st Sep 2019||2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne||1st|
|17th Aug 2019||2019 Tokyo ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||DNF|
|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||1st|
|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||3rd|
|28th May 2018||2018 Eton Dorney ITU Paratriathlon World Cup||1st|
The medals didn’t slow down in 2019 either, as Hannah opened her year with a 1st place finish in April at Milan ITU World Paratriathlon Series. Hannah crossed the finish line in 01:10:09, a full six minutes before her competitors.
In the same year, Hannah again took the title of national champion. She also won gold at Groupe Copley World Paratriathlon Series Montreal, sharing the podium with Kelly Elmlinger (USA) and Mami Tani (JPN).
In September, Hannah became the World champion once more after taking gold at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne.