Beth Potter

United Kingdom
GBR
Beth Potter

SLT Races 1

With her running and triathlon ability having combined in perfect unison, Beth Potter has made headlines worldwide in 2021. Just a week after a standout performance saw Potter produce a surprise victory in the SLT Arena Games London. She ran a world record time of 14:41 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. Still, the incredible doubleheader propelled her into the spotlight and has marked her out as one to watch in the coming months and years ahead.

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 her spectacular start to 2021 has set up an intriguing pathway with an eye already on Paris 2024.

Race Results

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

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

Beth's Videos

Beth's Photos

Beth Potter Superleague Triathlon Arena Games London 2021 London Aquatic Centre Womens Race 27th March 2021 0205
Beth Potter Superleague Triathlon Arena Games London 2021 London Aquatic Centre Womens Race 27th March 2021 0249
Beth Potter Superleague Triathlon Arena Games London 2021 London Aquatic Centre Womens Race 27th March 2021 0287
Beth Potter Superleague Triathlon Arena Games London 2021 London Aquatic Centre Womens Race 27th March 2021 0269

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Other Info

World Triathlon Ranking
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World Triathlon Starts
World Triathlon Podiums
World Triathlon Wins
Age
29 (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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