Beth Potter

United Kingdom
GBR
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Overall 2
Swim 5
Bike 3
Run 1
Podiums 6
Wins 3
Races 5

With her running and triathlon ability having combined in perfect unison, Potter made headlines worldwide in 2021. Just a week after a standout performance saw Potter produce a surprise victory in the Arena Games London, she ran a world record time of 14:41 on the road for 5km to stun the world of athletics too. Potter isn’t exactly new to the pro athlete game, having already been to the Olympics as a runner before transitioning to triathlon. Potter is an experienced Super League athlete having also finished fourth in the 2021 Championship Series.

She grew up in Bearsden in Scotland and ran as a junior for Victoria Park Glasgow, inspired by her father, Alex, also a runner. Potter enjoyed success quickly, picking up several junior titles in cross country and on the track, and combined her running with swimming. Her move to Loughborough University saw her pedigree develop further, and in 2014 she moved from being a junior to a senior and worked with coach Mick Woods.

Potter represented Scotland at the Commonwealth Games in her home city of Glasgow and then followed that up by qualifying to run for Great Britain over 10,000 meters at the 2016 Rio Olympics, where she finished 34th. The idea that she could be more successful in triathlon than track running had already been going around Potter’s head, but a chance meeting with the Brownlee brothers in Rio convinced her to give it a go.

During her Commonwealth and Olympic years, Potter had been working as a teacher but decided to quit so she could move to Leeds and focus fully on triathlon. She was given an invite to live with Jonny Brownlee, which she did for a year, learning from one of the sport’s biggest stars.

Without any funding and with run sponsors now leaving the scene, Potter initially lived off of savings and really focused on improving her biking. She did that, and slowly but surely, her results improved before she produced a seismic shock in winning the European Championships in 2019.

Potter was on an upward curve in 2020 despite the enforced lay-offs of COVID, and since has only gone from strength to strength. Earlier in the year, she took the first esports triathlon World Title at Arena Games Triathlon. She then enjoyed more success, taking a bronze medal while representing Team Scotland, at the Birmingham Commonwealth Games.

She proved she can handle Super League’s outside events as well as the Arena Games with a consistent Championship Series, despite the formats arguably being less favourable to runners in 2021. Beth finished seventh in London, third in Munich, fifth in Jersey and tenth in Malibu to take fourth overall.

Race Results

Championship Season 22
Rank #4
Points 52
RESULTS
Rank
Points
Jerseys
London
#5
11
 
Munich
#11
5
 
Malibu
#7
9
 
Toulouse
#5
11
 
Neom
TBD
16
 
Arena Games Season 22
 
Rank
Points
#1
250
#2
231
#2
463
Championship Season 21
Rank #4
Points 39
RESULTS
Rank
Points
Jerseys
London
#7
9
 
Munich
#3
13
10 run run leader
Jersey
#5
11
 
Malibu
#10
6
 
Jerseys Points
Swim
Bike
Run
Season 21
 
 
8
London
 
 
4
Munich
 
 
4
Jersey
 
 
 
Malibu
 
 
 

Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.

RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish

Arena Games Season 21
 
Rank
Points
#1
28
#2
28

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Other Info

World Triathlon Ranking
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World Triathlon Wins
Age
30 (1991)
Weight
51kg (112.4 lbs)
Height
1.70m (5'6")

Race Appearances

Championship 2021

Malibu 25 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

Jersey 18 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

Munich 12 Sep 2021

Championship 2021

London 5 Sep 2021

Arena Games 2021

Rotterdam 18 Apr 2021

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