11 Medals as Brits impress around the world


There were 11 medals for British triathletes and paratriathletes as they put in strong performances across six different races over the weekend.

Connor Bentley, Jess Fullagar, Josh Landmann, Michael Taylor, Finley Jakes, Hannah Moore, Megan Richter and Alison Peasgood and her guide Brooke Gillies all stood on the podium in Samarkand.  

While in long distance racing Emma Pallant-Browne, India Lee and Lydia Dent were all medal winners.  

2024 World Triathlon Cup Samarkand
2024 World Triathlon Para Cup Samarkand
2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga
2024 Challenge "The Championship" Samorin
2024 IRONMAN Lanzarote
2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d'Aix

2024 World Triathlon Cup Samarkand

Connor Bentley secured his first ever World Triathlon Cup win with victory in Samarkand. Bentley was fourth out of the water and positioned himself in the lead pack on the 37.5km bike leg. On the four lap 10km run the Brit waited until the final lap to surge clear of his rivals to claim the win. Yanis Seguin of France crossed the line in second with Germany’s Jonas Schomburg a second back in third. Jack Willis was 21st while Harry Leleu recorded a DNF.  

In the women’s race there was an impressive silver medal for Jess Fullagar as she narrowly missed out on the win by just three seconds. She exited the water fifth with fellow Brit Sian Rainsley in fourth for company. While Rainsley lost ground on the bike leg, Fullagar set about chasing down race leader Lena Meißner, taking 10 seconds out of the German in T1 before putting in the fastest bike time of the race. Her efforts were rewarded as the duo started the run together, Fullagar had to settle for silver though as Meißner broke clear to win by four seconds. Rainsley came across the line in eighth, while Annabel Morton was 17th. Vicky Holland ended the day in 28th.  

2024 World Triathlon Para Cup Samarkand 

Josh Landmann added to his silver medal at World Triathlon Para Cup Yenisehir by going one better and winning the men’s PTWC race in Samarkand. He exited the swim in first place before losing some of his advantage in T1. He put in the fastest time of anyone in the race across both the bike and run legs to secure top step on the podium.  

Brits dominated in the PTS4 category in Uzbekistan as they secured 1-2 finishes in both the men’s race and women’s race. In the men’s race Michael Taylor led out of the water with teammate Finley Jakes in second. Taylor grew his lead on the 19km bike leg while Jakes had dropped down to third by the start of the run, as Brazil’s Jorge Luis Fonseca split the Brits with 5kms left in the race. Jakes then showcased his running ability to put in the fastest time of the race to break away from Fonseca and claim the silver medal behind teammate Taylor, who won by over a minute.  

The women’s race saw Hannah Moore lead out of the water with Megan Richter exiting the swim in second with Japan’s Mami Tani for company. Richter then gained time on her British teammate in T1, but again Moore stretched her advantage on the bike leg by over a minute, with Richter now comfortably in second. Moore again saw her advantage decrease across T2 and the 5km run but still finished two minutes clear of Richter, who was another two minutes clear of France’s Camille Seneclauze in third.  

Alison Peasgood and her guide Brooke Gillies returned to the podium with bronze in the women’s PTVI race. The pair were quickest on the 750 swim as they set about chasing down the B1 athletes, who due to the staggered start in visually impaired paratriathlon start first. They continued to take ground out of the B1 athletes on the bike but were being caught by Ireland’s Judith MacCombe and her guide on the bike leg. On the run the Irish pair took the lead while Peasgood and Gilies continued to chase down B1 paratriathlete Anna Barbaro of Italy and her guide. Despite taking another 12 seconds out of the Italian pair across the 5km run it wasn’t enough as Peasgood and Gillies crossed the line in third place.  

In the men’s race Rhys Jones and his guide Matt Shipley crossed the line in seventh place. The duo were sixth fastest on the swim to take some time out of all but one B1 paratriathlete and were third fastest across the bike leg to further pull themselves up the standings. They dropped off on the run though finishing the race in seventh place. 

2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga

Emma Pallant-Browne demonstrated her strong running ability to win 2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga. She exited the water in 11th with fellow Brit Jodie Stimpson leading the way on the swim. And while Stimpson’s lead at the front of the race was decreasing on the bike, Pallant-Browne began climbing up the standings. Pallant-Browne then put in the fastest run time of anybody in the race to take the win by over 30 seconds with Stimpson crossing the line in eighth.  

2024 Challenge "The Championship" Samorin

India Lee was a race winner at 2024 Challenge "The Championship" Samorin. She exited the water in third place just behind fellow Brit Fenella Langridge, with Germany’s Caroline Pohle, who would later record a DNF leading the way. Lee overtook the German with the fastest bike leg of the race before the lead switched again in T2. On the run Pohle dropped out of the race leaving Lee to take the victory by over three minutes to Denmark’s Laura Madsen with Sweeden’s Anna Bergsten in third. Megan McDonald ran her way to sixth place as the next Brit to cross the line with Langridge making it three Brits in the top ten as she finished eighth. Rebecca Anderbury also started the race but dropped out after T2. 

In the men’s race Joshua Lewis hung onto a top-ten finish crossing the line in tenth, despite dropping back on the run. Thomas Davis quickly followed him over the line in 11th while Joe Skipper put in a top-ten run time to come 12th. Will Draper made it four Brits in a row to cross the line as he came 13th. Jack Hutchens was 15th, while Kit Walker was 26th. Thomas Bishop recorded a DNF as did Kieran Lindars.   

2024 IRONMAN Lanzarote

Lydia Dent won a bronze medal at IRONMAN Lanzarote. The Brit was in third place after the swim and moved up to second on the bike leg. She then lost ground on the run but had built up a big enough advantage earlier in the race to the rest of the field, which saw her cross the line in third place. Fellow Brit Rosie Wild, who had been eighth after the swim, crossed the line in fourth after climbing up the standings thanks to a third fastest run of the race.  

In the men’s race Benjamin Goodfellow was fifth as the lead Brit with Matthew Palmer, who was the fastest of anyone in the race across the bike leg, in 14th. Richard Airey was the third and final Brit over the line as he came 26th.  

2024 IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d'Aix

Rhianne Hughes finished sixth at IRONMAN 70.3 Pays d’Aix. She was eighth on the swim but moved past the Netherlands’ Dieuwertje Bax on the bike leg before putting in the fourth fastest run time of the race to cement her sixth-place finish. 

The men’s race had Thomas Davies as the only Brit in action and he crossed the line in 20th, with his run seeing him make up places in the final part of the race.  

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