Emma Bilham
Country
World Rank
76
Height
1.57m
Age
34
DOB
12/27/86
Swim: HuubRun: Saucony
81%Swim76%Bike79%Run76%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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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.

Current PTO World Ranking Points
76
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
65.59
2020 Challenge Daytona
58.78
Average
62.18
Ranking History
#33#103#173#243#313201420152016201720182019202020212014Overall69.9619 pts#191Swim160.635 pts#38Bike53.6526 pts#286Run70.2568 pts#1792015Overall165.841 pts#107Swim167.071 pts#40Bike139.529 pts#106Run117.456 pts#1162016Overall221.745 pts#56Swim158.225 pts#52Bike158.394 pts#74Run139.278 pts#882017Overall215.275 pts#67Swim139.214 pts#88Bike154.019 pts#83Run147.345 pts#782018Overall205.332 pts#80Swim138.618 pts#92Bike120.499 pts#197Run140.433 pts#802019Overall214.646 pts#82Swim79.9742 pts#214Bike55.0318 pts#311Run136.146 pts#942020Overall196.757 pts#72Swim154.839 pts#43Bike123.707 pts#132Run143.378 pts#682021Overall62.1848 pts#76Swim70.916 pts#65Bike60.2303 pts#130Run63.5037 pts#79
Results
33 Races8
1
7
2
2
3
2020
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
6 Dec
25
Challenge Daytona26:231:59:011:12:493:40:59
58.7838
03:28:0758.78
16 Oct
2
TriGames Mandelieu33:163:03:361:24:045:05:36
44.208
04:42:0044.21
2019
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
12 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii--:----:----:----:--
09:01:46-
7 Sep
1
Gerardmer XL25:422:59:581:33:425:03:43
52.1653
04:43:2352.17
15 Aug
5
Embrun56:496:49:493:22:5511:15:20
63.1944
10:40:0063.19
23 Jun
1
IM Ireland--:--5:30:303:16:168:50:18
66.3002
08:24:4766.30
4 May
6
ITU Long Distance25:003:16:382:10:545:57:51
67.2628
05:41:0667.26
21 Apr
5
Cannes Triathlon23:263:30:481:08:365:06:10
51.6164
04:45:2751.62
2018
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
2 Aug
1
Alpe D'Huez L32:264:41:281:34:406:51:21
81.0833
06:40:0081.08
2017
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
11 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Switzerland26:552:31:241:25:264:27:17
58.256
04:11:3258.26
21 May
2
Bilbao Triathlon28:402:41:081:28:494:38:37
0
--
14 May
1
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix26:052:36:341:21:524:29:36
60.3528
04:14:2860.35
4 Mar
5
IM New Zealand59:155:37:263:10:359:52:33
46.0221
09:08:1046.02
18 Feb
3
Challenge Wanaka54:225:19:343:12:079:30:39
63.8957
09:01:2063.90
27 Jan
12
IM 70.3 Dubai28:272:24:311:23:024:20:16
48.442
04:01:3548.44
2016
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
16 Oct
7
Challenge Peguera28:242:39:061:31:094:41:26
39.3078
04:17:5739.31
24 Sep
DNF
IM Mallorca--:----:----:----:--
08:56:45-
17 Sep
1
Challenge Gran Canaria--:----:----:--4:42:30
63.5806
04:27:5263.58
4 Sep
2
Gerardmer XL--:----:----:--5:01:10
54.3941
04:41:5354.39
24 Jul
2
IM Switzerland57:415:03:583:16:369:21:48
75.2418
09:01:4175.24
10 Jul
4
IM 70.3 Sweden26:122:33:271:21:354:26:21
51.6331
04:08:2051.63
24 Jun
1
Challenge Galway Half--:----:----:--4:16:35
72.2598
04:06:2072.26
5 Jun
2
IM France53:175:21:303:07:199:28:55
67.7733
09:02:4167.77
22 May
1
IM 70.3 Barcelona27:352:40:551:25:394:38:42
61.989
04:23:4061.99
23 Apr
2
Challenge Fuerteventura--:----:----:--4:30:59
62.3107
04:16:2962.31
2015
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
30 Aug
10
IM 70.3 World Championship24:522:32:381:30:244:31:47
64.1572
04:17:5564.16
9 Aug
4
IM 70.3 Dublin31:222:35:251:28:154:40:10
27.4406
04:12:4027.44
5 Apr
1
IM 70.3 Putrajaya26:542:22:161:32:534:24:48
74.2433
04:14:5774.24
8 Mar
4
IM 70.3 Subic Bay25:172:30:221:38:434:37:39
25.0306
04:09:3525.03
25 Jan
4
IM 70.3 South Africa26:412:46:251:37:244:55:31
17.1
04:22:5017.10
2014
Points: NaN
DateResultRaceSwimBikeRunOverallAITPoints
15 Jun
8
IM 70.3 Kraichgau25:162:41:531:31:414:41:56
21.3535
04:12:1121.35
1 Jun
3
IM 70.3 Italy18:052:39:341:28:274:31:54
21.8372
04:03:2221.84
18 May
6
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix25:312:44:271:26:414:42:04
26.7712
04:14:0926.77
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
62
76
2020
196
72
2019
214
82
2018
205
80
2017
215
67
2016
221
56
2015
165
107
2014
69
191
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
70
65
2020
154
43
2019
79
214
2018
138
92
2017
139
88
2016
158
52
2015
167
40
2014
160
38
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
60
130
2020
123
132
2019
55
311
2018
120
197
2017
154
83
2016
158
74
2015
139
106
2014
53
286
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
63
79
2020
143
68
2019
136
94
2018
140
80
2017
147
78
2016
139
88
2015
117
116
2014
70
179
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