Athletes Women › Miriam Casillas Garcia
A two-time Olympian, Miriam Casillas Garcia was born in Badajoz on the Portuguese border in southwestern Spain.
A junior cross-tri world champion in El Anillo, Midwestern Spain as far back as 2011, Casillas Garcia’s strong bike handling skills proved ideal for the tight Super League circuits as she excelled in the 2022 Championship Series.
A seventh place in London was followed by 12th in Munich, before the highlight of a runners-up spot behind Taylor Spivey in the Eliminator format in Malibu. Casillas Garcia then backed it up with 11th in Toulouse before an eye-catching sixth place in the season finale in NEOM that placed her sixth overall for the SLT Cheetahs.
For this season she has switched to Tim Don’s Santara Tech Eagles, where the 31-year-old will be an experienced head to help support exciting young talent such as Emma Lombardi and Fanni Szalai.
Casillas Garcia is a consistent performer at the highest level and had a breakthrough year in 2014, becoming national duathlon and triathlon champion and taking silver in duathlon at world Under-23 level behind Australia’s Gillian Backhouse.
Two years later, Casillas Garcia was again crowned national senior champion over the standard distance beating Anna Godoy Contreras and Sara Perez Sala, and opening up a 2 ½ min gap by the end of the run.
Her Olympic Games experience consists of finishing 43rd in Rio in 2016 and improving to 21st in 2021 in Tokyo. She also raced the third leg in the Spanish mixed team relay in Japan that finished 10th. Also on her resume is a fifth place in the Under-23 World Championship in Chicago in 2015 and a string of top 10 results in World Cup races around the world.
An eighth place on the World Triathlon Championship Series in 2021 in Yokohama showed he was ready to mix with the best in the sport, and last year she continued to improve with five top finishes on the WTCS, including a best place fifth in Cagliari and ninth in the season finale in Abu Dhabi.
This year she hasn’t quite hit the same level, but following a fifth place in the European Championship as leading Spaniard on a tough course in Madrid, she took another fifth in the WTCS race in Sunderland over the sprint distance, suggesting she is timing her run into form perfectly for the SLT Series that kicks off in London.
Results posted shortly after the race may contain errors.
RR - Race Ready | TBD - To Be Determined | DNS - Did Not Start | DNF - Did Not Finish
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