Hannah Moore

Hannah Moore is a two-time world champion, a European champion and a four-time GBR Paratriathlon National champion based in Loughborough.

Since competing at her first triathlon in 2017, Hannah has claimed the title of world champion twice at the Gold Coast and Lausanne respectively (2018, 2019), become European champion (2018) and has taken four Paratriathlon National Championship titles (2017, 2018, 2019, 2021).

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 entire 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 five-star hotel in London. Hannah went onto study 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 a further two gold medals. First, in July 2018, she claimed back-to-back national titles, before traveling to the Gold Coast to beat Sally Pilbeam (AUS) by 00:01:21 and become world champion.

Major Results

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).

Hannah ended 2019 by becoming world champion once more after taking gold at the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne to successfully defend her title.

After an enforced break from competition due to the pandemic, Hannah started 2021 with a fourth National Championships title. Hannah’s PTS4 classification has been announced as part of the Paris 2024 Paralympic programme having not featured in Tokyo.

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