Charles-Barclay leads strong British line-up for women’s London T100 Triathlon

Charles-Barclay leads strong British line-up for women’s London T100 Triathlon

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.

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