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Elliot Smales

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United Kingdom
Weight
62kg
Height
1.67m
Age
29
Born
1994
Swim
Huub
 
Run
Hoka One One
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Elliot Smales

Elliot Smales says he “doesn’t understand” why triathletes do full-distance triathlon events for fun, having suffered physically and mentally in finishing a highly creditable fourth in Barcelona in 2019.

With the pain came definite gain though as his time of 8:01:22 was the fastest debut effort for a British athlete over the distance.

Elliot said afterwards that the event was the hardest thing he had ever done and described it as “eight hours of mental torture”. The former Leeds University student also suffered over the 70.3 distance as he claimed victory in Sweden in 2019.

It has generally been an upward curve for Elliot at triathlon, though, since getting involved with the Leeds Triathlon Centre and switching to long distance in his final year of study in 2017.

His 2018 campaign was a particularly impressive one, including wins at 70.3 Staffordshire, 70.3 Dun Laoghaire and 70.3 Weymouth (three of the four races on the UK and Ireland tour). He also finished sixth at IRONMAN 70.3 Barcelona and 16th in the 70.3 World Championship in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

Looking at his performances to date, it is amazing to think that Elliot was unsure of himself when he first made the move to professional triathlon.

“In my first year as a professional I was scared of not being at the level to compete and failing to even be competitive,” he revealed.

“I finished fourth in my first pro middle-distance race, then podiumed with third at my next, so that didn't last long.”

Away from the professional circuit, Elliot says the things he cannot do without are “pub, music, chocolate”. Meanwhile his favourite cheat meal is roast pork sandwiches with crackling.

Apart from triathlon, Smales also has interest in plenty of other sports, picking out cycling, skiing and rugby (only to watch though).

Ranking History
#13#207#401#5952017201820192020202120222023*2017Overall49.18 pts#227Swim84.65 pts#90Bike44.14 pts#418Run61.23 pts#1722018Overall62.80 pts#144Swim88.08 pts#50Bike63.15 pts#221Run65.73 pts#1432019Overall70.52 pts#99Swim96.17 pts#22Bike63.15 pts#227Run81.91 pts#492020Overall73.27 pts#73Swim96.17 pts#18Bike59.30 pts#209Run81.91 pts#342021Overall64.45 pts#105Swim92.36 pts#32Bike61.67 pts#185Run77.45 pts#782022Overall27.31 pts#330Swim65.73 pts#266Bike47.84 pts#346Run54.40 pts#2672023Overall10.36 pts#736Swim23.80 pts#479Bike10.79 pts#729Run8.19 pts#784

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

35 Races4
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2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
20 Aug
29
SilverIronman Sweden45:024:35:133:08:178:33:53
29.6
71.87
29.60
Swim45:02
Bike4:35:13
Run3:08:17
07 Aug
DNF
SilverIronman 70.3 Swansea--:----:----:----:--
61.17
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
18 Jun
9
SilverChallenge Wales24:042:19:501:14:013:59:24
46.66
52.66
46.66
Swim24:04
Bike2:19:50
Run1:14:01
03 Apr
DNF
SilverChallenge Salou13:444:52:47--:----:--
71.17
-
Swim13:44
Bike4:52:47
Run--:--
19 Mar
DNF
SilverIronman 70.3 Lanzarote--:----:----:----:--
69.36
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
05 Dec
11
Ironman 70.3 Indian Wells23:132:15:131:12:153:53:56
53.5096
03:38:41
53.51
Swim23:13
Bike2:15:13
Run1:12:15
16 Oct
12
Ironman Mallorca48:384:35:362:50:328:19:34
66.6258
07:55:45
66.63
Swim48:38
Bike4:35:36
Run2:50:32
18 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 World Championship--:----:----:----:--
03:40:34
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
22 Aug
DNF
Ironman Copenhagen--:----:----:----:--
07:43:17
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
04 Jul
4
Ironman UK47:235:07:373:01:179:01:20
73.2274
08:40:26
73.23
Swim47:23
Bike5:07:37
Run3:01:17

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
27 Sep
DNF
Outlaw Half--:----:----:----:--
03:30:32
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
06 Sep
4
Helvellyn--:----:----:--3:21:43
76.2699
03:14:47
76.27
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Oct
4
Ironman Barcelona46:024:26:592:43:588:01:22
68.0466
07:39:21
68.05
Swim46:02
Bike4:26:59
Run2:43:58
22 Sep
3
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth12:222:16:061:15:293:49:06
74.5739
03:40:41
74.57
Swim12:22
Bike2:16:06
Run1:15:29
08 Sep
20
Ironman 70.3 World Championship24:342:27:591:13:224:09:47
63.3488
03:56:46
63.35
Swim24:34
Bike2:27:59
Run1:13:22
25 Aug
2
Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire24:472:29:261:12:474:10:57
68.9535
03:59:47
68.95
Swim24:47
Bike2:29:26
Run1:12:47
07 Jul
1
Ironman 70.3 Sweden24:202:10:311:13:193:52:59
67.2795
03:42:05
67.28
Swim24:20
Bike2:10:31
Run1:13:19
23 Jun
13
Ironman 70.3 Elsinore21:482:07:511:15:273:50:19
56.1417
03:36:06
56.14
Swim21:48
Bike2:07:51
Run1:15:27
09 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire23:532:17:341:18:134:04:53
56.2937
03:49:49
56.29
Swim23:53
Bike2:17:34
Run1:18:13
19 May
4
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona23:192:26:041:15:284:08:39
62.3755
03:55:22
62.38
Swim23:19
Bike2:26:04
Run1:15:28
27 Jan
DNF
Ironman 70.3 South Africa--:----:----:----:--
03:45:39
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
23 Sep
1
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth14:312:24:531:17:384:03:08
43.4322
03:44:07
43.43
Swim14:31
Bike2:24:53
Run1:17:38
02 Sep
16
Ironman 70.3 World Championship22:562:15:061:13:353:55:43
64.0311
03:43:39
64.03
Swim22:56
Bike2:15:06
Run1:13:35
19 Aug
1
Ironman 70.3 Dun Laoghaire25:252:26:501:17:474:13:57
63.6422
04:00:49
63.64
Swim25:25
Bike2:26:50
Run1:17:47
01 Jul
4
Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh--:----:----:--4:11:16
52.1304
03:54:26
52.13
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
10 Jun
1
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire23:502:14:351:16:013:59:22
60.7265
03:46:03
60.73
Swim23:50
Bike2:14:35
Run1:16:01
20 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona23:332:29:511:15:044:12:22
52.4045
03:55:33
52.40
Swim23:33
Bike2:29:51
Run1:15:04

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
16 Sep
DNF
Ironman 70.3 Weymouth--:----:----:----:--
03:52:56
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
03 Sep
DNF
Challenge Walchsee--:----:----:----:--
03:09:05
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
20 Aug
6
Ironman 70.3 Dublin24:132:17:371:18:084:02:50
39.8384
03:42:44
39.84
Swim24:13
Bike2:17:37
Run1:18:08
06 Aug
5
Ironman 70.3 Gdynia23:522:14:361:14:073:55:39
44.0356
03:37:24
44.04
Swim23:52
Bike2:14:36
Run1:14:07
23 Jul
6
Challenge Roma Half--:----:----:--3:03:14
0
02:30:21
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
02 Jul
4
Ironman 70.3 Edinburgh13:082:29:131:18:094:04:35
40.0916
03:44:25
40.09
Swim13:08
Bike2:29:13
Run1:18:09
18 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Staffordshire23:452:18:051:19:354:05:59
52.0662
03:49:29
52.07
Swim23:45
Bike2:18:05
Run1:19:35
07 May
4
Challenge Rimini23:082:28:311:13:504:09:12
51.4482
03:52:17
51.45
Swim23:08
Bike2:28:31
Run1:13:50

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2023
10
736
2022
27
330
2021
64
105
2020
73
73
2019
70
99
2018
62
144
2017
49
227

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2023
23
479
2022
65
266
2021
92
32
2020
96
18
2019
96
22
2018
88
50
2017
84
90

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2023
10
729
2022
47
346
2021
61
185
2020
59
209
2019
63
227
2018
63
221
2017
44
418

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2023
8
784
2022
54
267
2021
77
78
2020
81
34
2019
81
49
2018
65
143
2017
61
172
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