June 25, 2024

Battle of the Brits: Charles-Barclay Leads Strong British Line Up for Women’s London T100 Triathlon

Women's London T100 Press Release

London, UK: T100 series leader Lucy Charles-Barclay will get the chance to win her first T100 race on home soil, as the Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO) and World Triathlon announced the 15 contracted female athletes taking the start line for the London T100 Triathlon on 27-28 July next month. 

After notching up second places in her first two T100 races in Miami and Singapore, Charles-Barclay – who lives in East London only a stone’s throw from the city-centre course – will line up as part of a five-strong cast list of British women all vying for the rare honour of a home win at the fourth stop on the new T100 Triathlon World Tour. It includes: herself, Emma Pallant-Browne, Kat Matthews, India Lee, and Lucy Byram. 

With only 28 points separating the top 10 athletes in the T100 standings, any of them could win the 35 points awarded for first place in London and leap to the top of the leaderboard.

The race will also see German superstar Anne Haug compete in the series for the first time as well as the return of Triathlon GOAT Daniela Ryf from Switzerland, who finished 5th in Miami.

The full list of contracted T100 women competing in the London T100 is here and includes: 

  1. Lucy Charles-Barclay (GBR)
  2. Ashleigh Gentle (AUS)
  3. India Lee (GBR)
  4. Paula Findlay (CAN)
  5. Lucy Byram (GBR)
  6. Amelia Watkinson (NZL)
  7. Kat Matthews (GBR)
  8. Imogen Simmonds (SUI)
  9. Laura Philipp (GER)
  10. Emma Pallant-Browne (GBR)
  11. Daniela Ryf (SUI)
  12. Tamara Jewett (CAN)
  13. Chelsea Sodaro (USA)
  14. Marjolaine Pierre (FRA)
  15. Anne Haug (GER) 

 

The marquee London race features a closed road course taking place entirely within central London, with the women racing at 2pm local time on Saturday 27 July and the men at 2pm local time on Sunday 28 July. Starting and finishing at the ExCel London Exhibition Centre, the swim is in the sheltered Royal Victoria Dock; there’s a multi-lap bike course from Docklands to Westminster and back; and it finishes with a multi-lap run around the Docklands.

As well as the professional races, the London T100 Triathlon weekend offers the chance for everyone to take part, with 5,000 amateur athletes this is one of the largest Triathlon’s in the world. The amateur race distances include:

  • Super Sprint Triathlon (0.4km Swim, 10km Bike, 2.5km Run)
  • Sprint Triathlon (0.75km Swim, 20km Bike, 5km Run)
  • Olympic Triathlon (1.5km Swim, 40km Bike, 10km Run)
  • T100 Triathlon (2km Swim, 80km Bike, 18km Run)

The T100 triathlon distance is sold out due to high demand. There are very few places left for the Olympic, Sprint and Super Sprint distances, but they are expected to sell out in the next couple of days. All of the amateur races will take place in the morning of Sunday 28 July and the bike courses will take in some of London’s most memorable sights including Big Ben and the London Eye. Check out the event details, and then sign up here.

The contracted T100 men taking part in London will be announced tomorrow (Wednesday 26 June), with the wildcards for both races announced at the end of the week.

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A reminder of how the T100 Triathlon World Tour works 

  • Each contracted athlete must complete a minimum of 5 races plus the Grand Final. Although racing obligations for athletes who’ve qualified and will compete in the Olympics have been reduced.
  • Athletes to score 35 points for first place to 1 pt for 20th place at each race
  • The Grand Final has increased points to up the ante (55 pts down to 4 pts)
  • Each athlete’s best three T100 race scores plus the Grand Final will count towards the the inaugural women’s and men’s T100 World Championship
  • $250,000 USD prize fund at each T100, totalling $2,000,000 across the eight races (1st place – $25,000; 2nd – $16,000; 3rd – $12,000 at each race)
  • The series winners following the Grand Final will be crowned T100 Triathlon World Champion and collect $210,000 USD from an additional total prize pool of $2,000,000
  • For more details and the current T100 standings, visit https://t100triathlon.com/ 

To apply for media accreditation to the London T100 Triathlon weekend, go to https://protriathletes.org/media-accreditation/

For Further Information: 

Anthony Scammell E: [email protected]

About Professional Triathletes Organisation (PTO)

The PTO is a sports body that is co-owned by its professional athletes, seeking to elevate and grow the sport of triathlon and take it to the next level. The T100 Triathlon World Tour is the new name for the PTO Tour and has been designated by World Triathlon as the ‘official World Championship for long distance triathlon’. It is a season-long schedule of eight T100 races during 2024 that will be competed over 100km (2km swim, 80km bike and 18km run) and will feature the world’s best triathletes going head-to-head in Miami (9 March), Singapore (13-14 April), San Francisco (8-9 June), London (27-28 July), Ibiza (28-29 September), Lake Las Vegas (19-20 October), Dubai (16-17 November) and at the Grand Final (29-30 November). There will also be racing opportunities for amateurs at all the events, including the new 100km distance at six stages, including: Singapore, London, Ibiza, Lake Las Vegas, Dubai and at the Grand Final. The global broadcast shows the races live around the world in 195+ territories, courtesy of the PTO’s partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery as well as a range of other international, regional and local broadcasters.

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