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Elliot Smales
United Kingdom
World Rank
90
Weight
62kg
Height
1.67m
Age
26
DOB
09/23/94
Swim: HuubRun: Hoka One One
95%Swim80%Bike86%Run84%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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Elliot Smales

Elliot Smales says he “doesn’t understand” why triathletes do full-distance triathlon events for fun, having suffered physically and mentally in finishing a highly creditable fourth in Barcelona in 2019.

With the pain came definite gain though as his time of 8:01:22 was the fastest debut effort for a British athlete over the distance.

Elliot said afterwards that the event was the hardest thing he had ever done and described it as “eight hours of mental torture”. The former Leeds University student also suffered over the 70.3 distance as he claimed victory in Sweden in 2019.

It has generally been an upward curve for Elliot at triathlon, though, since getting involved with the Leeds Triathlon Centre and switching to long distance in his final year of study in 2017.

His 2018 campaign was a particularly impressive one, including wins at 70.3 Staffordshire, 70.3 Dun Laoghaire and 70.3 Weymouth (three of the four races on the UK and Ireland tour). He also finished sixth at IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona and 16th in the 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Looking at his performances to date, it is amazing to think that Elliot was unsure of himself when he first made the move to professional triathlon.

“In my first year as a professional I was scared of not being at the level to compete and failing to even be competitive,” he revealed.

“I finished fourth in my first pro middle-distance race, then podiumed with third at my next, so that didn't last long.”

Away from the professional circuit, Elliot says the things he cannot do without are “pub, music, chocolate”. Meanwhile his favourite cheat meal is roast pork sandwiches with crackling.

Apart from triathlon, Smales also has interest in plenty of other sports, picking out cycling, skiing and rugby (only to watch though).

Current PTO World Ranking Points
90
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
73.27
2021 IM UK
73.23
Average
73.25
Ranking History
#12#114#216#318#420201720182019202020212017Overall147.55 pts#227Swim169.30 pts#90Bike88.28 pts#418Run122.45 pts#1722018Overall188.40 pts#144Swim176.17 pts#50Bike126.31 pts#221Run131.46 pts#1432019Overall211.57 pts#99Swim192.34 pts#22Bike126.31 pts#227Run163.81 pts#492020Overall219.80 pts#73Swim192.34 pts#18Bike118.60 pts#209Run163.81 pts#342021Overall73.25 pts#90Swim93.84 pts#17Bike63.24 pts#146Run74.45 pts#71
Rivals
wins / races
Results
26 Races4
1
1
2
3
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
4 Jul
4
IM UK
47:23
5:07:37
3:01:17
9:01:20
73.2274
08:40:2673.23
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
27 Sep
DNF
Outlaw Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:30:32-
6 Sep
4
Helvellyn
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:21:43
76.2699
03:14:4776.27
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Oct
4
IM Barcelona
46:02
4:26:59
2:43:58
8:01:22
68.0466
07:39:2168.05
22 Sep
3
IM 70.3 Weymouth
12:22
2:16:06
1:15:29
3:49:06
74.5739
03:40:4174.57
8 Sep
20
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:34
2:27:59
1:13:22
4:09:47
63.3488
03:56:4663.35
25 Aug
2
IM 70.3 Dun Laoghaire
24:47
2:29:26
1:12:47
4:10:57
68.9535
03:59:4768.95
7 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Sweden
24:20
2:10:31
1:13:19
3:52:59
67.2795
03:42:0567.28
23 Jun
13
IM 70.3 Elsinore
21:48
2:07:51
1:15:27
3:50:19
56.1417
03:36:0656.14
9 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Staffordshire
23:53
2:17:34
1:18:13
4:04:53
56.2937
03:49:4956.29
19 May
4
IM 70.3 Barcelona
23:19
2:26:04
1:15:28
4:08:39
62.3755
03:55:2262.38
27 Jan
DNF
IM 70.3 South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:45:39-
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
23 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Weymouth
14:31
2:24:53
1:17:38
4:03:08
43.4322
03:44:0743.43
2 Sep
16
IM 70.3 World Championship
22:56
2:15:06
1:13:35
3:55:43
64.0311
03:43:3964.03
19 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Dun Laoghaire
25:25
2:26:50
1:17:47
4:13:57
63.6422
04:00:4963.64
1 Jul
4
IM 70.3 Edinburgh
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:11:16
52.1304
03:54:2652.13
10 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Staffordshire
23:50
2:14:35
1:16:01
3:59:22
60.7265
03:46:0360.73
20 May
6
IM 70.3 Barcelona
23:33
2:29:51
1:15:04
4:12:22
52.4045
03:55:3352.40
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
16 Sep
DNF
IM 70.3 Weymouth
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:52:56-
3 Sep
DNF
Challenge Walchsee
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:09:05-
20 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Dublin
24:13
2:17:37
1:18:08
4:02:50
39.8384
03:42:4439.84
6 Aug
5
IM 70.3 Gdynia
23:52
2:14:36
1:14:07
3:55:39
44.0356
03:37:2444.04
23 Jul
6
Challenge Roma Half
--:--
--:--
--:--
3:03:14
0
02:30:21-
2 Jul
4
IM 70.3 Edinburgh
13:08
2:29:13
1:18:09
4:04:35
40.0916
03:44:2540.09
18 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Staffordshire
23:45
2:18:05
1:19:35
4:05:59
52.0662
03:49:2952.07
7 May
4
Challenge Rimini
23:08
2:28:31
1:13:50
4:09:12
51.4482
03:52:1751.45
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
73
90
2020
219
73
2019
211
99
2018
188
144
2017
147
227
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
93
17
2020
192
18
2019
192
22
2018
176
50
2017
169
90
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
63
146
2020
118
209
2019
126
227
2018
126
221
2017
88
418
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
74
71
2020
163
34
2019
163
49
2018
131
143
2017
122
172
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