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Emma Bilham

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86
World Rank
5
National
63
Swim
121
Bike
64
Run
Switzerland
Weight
-
Height
1.57m
Age
37
Born
1986
Swim
Huub
 
Run
Saucony
Biography

Emma Bilham

One look at the home page of Emma Bilham’s website and you know you have found a triathlete with a sense of humour.

Describing herself as “a professional triathlete - racing up and down hills on short legs”, she adds that she is also “an entrepreneur, a mountain lover and a rebel”.

“Life is too short to stay in one place, drink bad wine and ride flat roads,” she explains.

That has certainly been the case for the Swiss competitor with “British blood”, as she puts it, who turned to triathlon after becoming “bored” with swimming.

“I have a love-hate relationship with swimming because it's the original Emma, but I've done too many lengths to really enjoy it any more,” she says.

“I can't get enough of cycling now because you can go so far and see so much.”

It has certainly proved a wise switch, as her maiden 70.3 IRONMAN victory in 2015 in Putrajaya, Malaysia was followed by first places in Barcelona (2016) and Pays d’Aix, France (2017). Then in 2019 Emma won her first full IRONMAN in Ireland.

In addition to these victories, she also registered triumphs at Challenge Gran Canaria and Challenge Galway in 2016, the Alpe d’Huez and Natureman triathlon events in France in 2018 and the Gérardmer Triathlon in 2019.

Emma’s love of hills was also emphasised by her victory at the Cannes International Triathlon in 2017. But that Alpe d'Huez success remains her most painful in triathlon.

“I went out too fast and bonked at the start of the last (massive) climb,” she recalls.

“I didn't know how I was going to get to the top. I still don't know how I did.”

Tripping over the finishing line at the 70.3 World Championship and almost knocking herself out was another memorable moment for Emma, albeit one she counts as her most embarrassing. But she is proud “to have kept fighting to be a triathlete despite a lot of setbacks”.

Despite all of those setbacks, Emma says she is proud to have hung in there and found a work-tri-life balance which allows her to keep pushing and living for the sport she loves.

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Current PTO World Ranking Points
86
Ironman Portugal 2023
Bonus +5%
73.40
Ironman South Africa 2024
69.34
Gerardmer XL 2023
63.47
Sum / 3
68.74
Ranking History
#27#98#169#240#3112014201520162017201820192020202120222023*20242014Overall23.32 pts#191Swim80.32 pts#38Bike26.83 pts#286Run35.13 pts#1792015Overall55.28 pts#107Swim83.54 pts#40Bike69.76 pts#106Run58.73 pts#1162016Overall73.92 pts#56Swim79.11 pts#52Bike79.20 pts#74Run69.64 pts#882017Overall71.76 pts#67Swim69.61 pts#88Bike77.01 pts#83Run73.67 pts#782018Overall68.44 pts#80Swim69.31 pts#92Bike60.25 pts#198Run70.22 pts#802019Overall71.55 pts#79Swim39.99 pts#212Bike27.52 pts#309Run68.07 pts#912020Overall65.59 pts#70Swim77.42 pts#43Bike61.85 pts#129Run71.69 pts#662021Overall79.02 pts#32Swim83.20 pts#47Bike77.55 pts#52Run80.05 pts#442022Overall64.28 pts#71Swim82.65 pts#71Bike70.47 pts#88Run69.97 pts#922023Overall69.57 pts#71Swim69.18 pts#58Bike64.08 pts#106Run67.15 pts#672024Overall68.74 pts#86Swim69.31 pts#63Bike62.73 pts#121Run71.50 pts#64

* New PTO World Ranking System implemented.

Results

52 Races12
1
10
2
3
3

2024

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
26 May
8
SilverIronman 70.3 Kraichgau27:302:36:401:23:364:32:34
55.45
74.99
55.45
Swim27:30
Bike2:36:40
Run1:23:36
19 May
14
GoldChallenge "The Championship" Samorin26:112:17:201:24:594:13:33
59.98
84.57
59.98
Swim26:11
Bike2:17:20
Run1:24:59
21 Apr
7
GoldIronman South Africa57:125:22:473:08:499:34:59
69.34
77.78
69.34
Swim57:12
Bike5:22:47
Run3:08:49

2023

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
21 Oct
4
SilverIronman Portugal50:175:06:133:00:519:05:21
69.9
77.23
69.90
Swim50:17
Bike5:06:13
Run3:00:51
02 Sep
5
SilverGerardmer XL26:553:05:251:29:045:05:36
63.47
75.01
63.47
Swim26:55
Bike3:05:25
Run1:29:04
15 Aug
2
SilverEmbrun--:----:----:--11:18:57
61.98
56.42
61.98
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
11 Jun
2
SilverChallenge Geraardsbergen26:572:36:171:27:554:34:28
71.85
66.29
71.85
Swim26:57
Bike2:36:17
Run1:27:55

2022

Points: NaN
Date#TierRaceSwimBikeRunOverallSOFPts
25 Nov
8
SilverIronman Israel58:574:51:213:13:219:11:16
56.78
74.83
56.78
Swim58:57
Bike4:51:21
Run3:13:21
25 Sep
1
SilverChallenge San Remo25:552:56:591:25:564:50:10
71.23
57.56
71.23
Swim25:55
Bike2:56:59
Run1:25:56
11 Jun
4
BronzeZarauzko Triathlon44:252:27:091:24:234:38:09
46.48
45.34
46.48
Swim44:25
Bike2:27:09
Run1:24:23
21 May
DNF
BronzeIronman Lanzarote--:----:----:----:--
57.75
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
01 May
1
BronzeNo Limits Triathlon26:572:16:311:22:434:08:19
58.28
43.95
58.28
Swim26:57
Bike2:16:31
Run1:22:43
03 Apr
7
GoldIronman South Africa9:595:25:013:10:038:50:00
60.02
59.1
60.02
Swim9:59
Bike5:25:01
Run3:10:03

2021

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
10 Oct
2
Challenge Budva27:052:28:191:21:354:19:23
65.82
04:06:44
65.82
Swim27:05
Bike2:28:19
Run1:21:35
03 Oct
4
Challenge Salou16:142:16:231:24:484:00:22
60.9513
03:47:04
60.95
Swim16:14
Bike2:16:23
Run1:24:48
12 Sep
7
Ironman 70.3 Nice27:482:50:081:23:484:48:29
47.5259
04:27:26
47.53
Swim27:48
Bike2:50:08
Run1:23:48
29 Jul
1
Alpe D'Huez L32:354:28:011:25:496:29:39
77.1122
06:16:43
77.11
Swim32:35
Bike4:28:01
Run1:25:49
04 Jul
3
Ironman 70.3 Andorra27:513:10:271:29:305:13:40
71.6375
05:00:52
71.64
Swim27:51
Bike3:10:27
Run1:29:30
30 May
1
TradeInn Full International Triathlon56:565:30:062:58:229:32:11
88.3225
09:22:20
88.32
Swim56:56
Bike5:30:06
Run2:58:22

2020

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
06 Dec
25
Challenge Daytona26:231:59:011:12:493:40:59
58.7838
03:28:07
58.78
Swim26:23
Bike1:59:01
Run1:12:49
16 Oct
2
TriGames Mandelieu33:163:03:361:24:045:05:36
44.208
04:42:00
44.21
Swim33:16
Bike3:03:36
Run1:24:04

2019

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
12 Oct
DNF
Ironman Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
09:01:46
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
07 Sep
1
Gerardmer XL25:422:59:581:33:425:03:43
52.1653
04:43:23
52.17
Swim25:42
Bike2:59:58
Run1:33:42
15 Aug
5
Embrun56:496:49:493:22:5511:15:20
63.1944
10:40:00
63.19
Swim56:49
Bike6:49:49
Run3:22:55
23 Jun
1
Ironman Ireland--:--5:30:303:16:168:50:18
66.3002
08:24:47
66.30
Swim--:--
Bike5:30:30
Run3:16:16
04 May
6
ITU Long Distance25:003:16:382:10:545:57:51
67.2628
05:41:06
67.26
Swim25:00
Bike3:16:38
Run2:10:54
21 Apr
5
Cannes Triathlon23:263:30:481:08:365:06:10
51.6164
04:45:27
51.62
Swim23:26
Bike3:30:48
Run1:08:36

2018

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
02 Aug
1
Alpe D'Huez L32:264:41:281:34:406:51:21
81.0833
06:40:00
81.08
Swim32:26
Bike4:41:28
Run1:34:40

2017

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
11 Jun
2
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland26:552:31:241:25:264:27:17
58.256
04:11:32
58.26
Swim26:55
Bike2:31:24
Run1:25:26
21 May
2
Bilbao Triathlon28:402:41:081:28:494:38:37
0
-
-
Swim28:40
Bike2:41:08
Run1:28:49
14 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix26:052:36:341:21:524:29:36
60.3528
04:14:28
60.35
Swim26:05
Bike2:36:34
Run1:21:52
04 Mar
5
Ironman New Zealand59:155:37:263:10:359:52:33
46.0221
09:08:10
46.02
Swim59:15
Bike5:37:26
Run3:10:35
18 Feb
3
Challenge Wanaka54:225:19:343:12:079:30:39
63.8957
09:01:20
63.90
Swim54:22
Bike5:19:34
Run3:12:07
27 Jan
12
Ironman 70.3 Dubai28:272:24:311:23:024:20:16
48.442
04:01:35
48.44
Swim28:27
Bike2:24:31
Run1:23:02

2016

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
16 Oct
7
Challenge Peguera Mallorca28:242:39:061:31:094:41:26
39.3078
04:17:57
39.31
Swim28:24
Bike2:39:06
Run1:31:09
24 Sep
DNF
Ironman Mallorca--:----:----:----:--
08:56:45
-
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
17 Sep
1
Challenge Gran Canaria--:----:----:--4:42:30
63.5806
04:27:52
63.58
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
04 Sep
2
Gerardmer XL--:----:----:--5:01:10
54.3941
04:41:53
54.39
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
24 Jul
2
Ironman Switzerland57:415:03:583:16:369:21:48
75.2418
09:01:41
75.24
Swim57:41
Bike5:03:58
Run3:16:36
10 Jul
4
Ironman 70.3 Sweden26:122:33:271:21:354:26:21
51.6331
04:08:20
51.63
Swim26:12
Bike2:33:27
Run1:21:35
24 Jun
1
Challenge Galway Half--:----:----:--4:16:35
72.2598
04:06:20
72.26
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--
05 Jun
2
Ironman Nice53:175:21:303:07:199:28:55
67.7733
09:02:41
67.77
Swim53:17
Bike5:21:30
Run3:07:19
22 May
1
Ironman 70.3 Barcelona27:352:40:551:25:394:38:42
61.989
04:23:40
61.99
Swim27:35
Bike2:40:55
Run1:25:39
23 Apr
2
Challenge Fuerteventura--:----:----:--4:30:59
62.3107
04:16:29
62.31
Swim--:--
Bike--:--
Run--:--

2015

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
30 Aug
10
Ironman 70.3 World Championship24:522:32:381:30:244:31:47
64.1572
04:17:55
64.16
Swim24:52
Bike2:32:38
Run1:30:24
09 Aug
4
Ironman 70.3 Dublin31:222:35:251:28:154:40:10
27.4406
04:12:40
27.44
Swim31:22
Bike2:35:25
Run1:28:15
05 Apr
1
Ironman 70.3 Putrajaya26:542:22:161:32:534:24:48
74.2433
04:14:57
74.24
Swim26:54
Bike2:22:16
Run1:32:53
08 Mar
4
Ironman 70.3 Subic Bay25:172:30:221:38:434:37:39
25.0306
04:09:35
25.03
Swim25:17
Bike2:30:22
Run1:38:43
25 Jan
4
Ironman 70.3 South Africa26:412:46:251:37:244:55:31
17.1
04:22:50
17.10
Swim26:41
Bike2:46:25
Run1:37:24

2014

Points: NaN
Date#RaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPts
15 Jun
8
Ironman 70.3 Kraichgau25:162:41:531:31:414:41:56
21.3535
04:12:11
21.35
Swim25:16
Bike2:41:53
Run1:31:41
01 Jun
3
Ironman 70.3 Italy18:052:39:341:28:274:31:54
21.8372
04:03:22
21.84
Swim18:05
Bike2:39:34
Run1:28:27
18 May
6
Ironman 70.3 Pays d'Aix25:312:44:271:26:414:42:04
26.7712
04:14:09
26.77
Swim25:31
Bike2:44:27
Run1:26:41

Ranking per Season

Overall

Year
Points
Pos
2024
68
86
2023
69
71
2022
64
71
2021
79
32
2020
65
70
2019
71
79
2018
68
80
2017
71
67
2016
73
56
2015
55
107
2014
23
191

Swim

Year
Points
Pos
2024
69
63
2023
69
58
2022
82
71
2021
83
47
2020
77
43
2019
39
212
2018
69
92
2017
69
88
2016
79
52
2015
83
40
2014
80
38

Bike

Year
Points
Pos
2024
62
121
2023
64
106
2022
70
88
2021
77
52
2020
61
129
2019
27
309
2018
60
198
2017
77
83
2016
79
74
2015
69
106
2014
26
286

Run

Year
Points
Pos
2024
71
64
2023
67
67
2022
69
92
2021
80
44
2020
71
66
2019
68
91
2018
70
80
2017
73
78
2016
69
88
2015
58
116
2014
35
179
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