Emma Pallant
Country
World Rank
16
Weight
59kg
Height
1.77m
Age
32
DOB
06/4/89
Swim: OrcaBike: SpecializedRun: Hoka One One
83%Swim89%Bike91%Run89%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 Pallant

Before she turned 30 in 2019, Emma Pallant had already put together a hugely impressive sporting CV.

European U23 cross-country champion, a world-class middle-distance runner, world titles in aquathlon (2017) and duathlon (2015 and 2016), runner-up at the 70.3 World Championship in 2017 and a stack of 70.3 wins.

She had also made an encouraging start to racing at the full distance with a podium place at IRONMAN Austria in 2018. All the more noteworthy as her running career was all but ended by knee problems.

Emma had just missed out on selection for the Beijing Olympics in 2008 and was focused on making the Team GB squad for London 2012. But she pulled up injured in the 5,000m Olympic trials, her latest setback after knee surgery.

That low though would turn out to be the start of her triathlon journey.

While recovering she "loved the cross-training challenge" and entered the London Triathlon for her running mentor Dame Kelly Holmes' charity.

At this point she had never even ridden a road bike but she was helped to get up to speed by coach Michelle Dillon, who has been a huge influence ever since.

Emma still only had a few weeks of training behind her when, on the day itself, her running background was noticed and she was bumped up into the elite field to race alongside the likes of Daniela Ryf. Ryf duly won, but more surprising was Pallant's sixth place.

Dillon persuaded her to give the sport a go, by now her injury issues had all but disappeared and it wasn't long before she gave up her job, turned professional and moved to London to train full-time.

Emma started out on the ITU circuit, but it was moving up in distance in 2016 which allowed her to really make her mark on the world stage.

The start was a mix of emotions as she looked on course for victory at 70.3 Brazil, but after pushing to the limit: "I passed out on the run with 1km to go and a five-minute lead”.

Despite that setback, the wins and podiums soon started to come. 2016 saw Pallant defend her World Duathlon crown and win another six shorter distance events in what was a stellar season.

2017 saw her step up again with her best display to date, a second place behind Ryf at the 70.3 World Championship in Chattanooga. She also collected gold at the Penticton ITU Aquathlon World Championships.

Emma again logged a range of wins in 2018, including 70.3 events at Barcelona, Dun Laoghaire and Staffordshire. She also notched a first finish and podium in a full IRONMAN event with a third place in Austria.

That Austria result qualified her for Kona and though the heat got the better of her in Hawaii, it only made her even hungrier for success there.

Now she is also taking time to convey her love of running to others. Asked what she's most proud of, she says: "Starting a run club at an orphanage here in Johannesburg.

“I’m really excited to grow it and to change as many young lives as possible through the power of sport."

Current PTO World Ranking Points
16
2021 IM 70.3 St. George
100.88
Average best 3 races 2019/2020
85.12
Average
93.00
Ranking History
#1#23#45#67#892016201720182019202020212016Overall228.623 pts#53Swim145.625 pts#82Bike160.882 pts#70Run186.778 pts#122017Overall285.879 pts#10Swim147.151 pts#70Bike172.936 pts#52Run201.782 pts#82018Overall295.026 pts#13Swim143.01 pts#85Bike194.646 pts#23Run206.667 pts#52019Overall278.685 pts#25Swim145.944 pts#70Bike192.474 pts#29Run205.761 pts#62020Overall255.359 pts#32Swim154.816 pts#44Bike165.041 pts#55Run200.26 pts#52021Overall93.0019 pts#16Swim78.5459 pts#43Bike93.1364 pts#21Run92.2794 pts#13
Results
50 Races16
1
13
2
5
3
2021
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
1 May
3
IM 70.3 St. George
26:07
2:19:16
1:21:24
4:11:02
100.884
04:11:22100.88
18 Apr
1
IM 70.3 Florida
28:33
2:17:53
1:26:35
4:18:47
82.7332
04:12:1582.73
21 Mar
1
Free State Triathlon
22:26
1:00:47
36:25
2:01:06
79.0868
01:57:2579.09
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
12
Challenge Daytona
25:57
1:57:01
1:09:50
3:35:46
75.4945
03:28:0775.49
15 Nov
1
People's Triathlon
28:16
2:26:42
1:16:15
4:12:35
81.4626
04:05:4581.46
26 Jan
2
IM 70.3 South Africa
30:00
2:33:00
1:27:37
4:36:07
79.2963
04:27:4879.30
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
24 Nov
2
Laguna Phuket Triathlon
27:51
1:23:15
46:03
2:39:31
0
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10 Nov
1
Challenge Capetown
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:14:51
84.4743
04:09:0384.47
5 Oct
1
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
--:--
2:38:03
1:27:09
4:08:14
81.8851
04:01:4081.89
29 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Cascais
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:18:21
81.8877
04:11:3181.89
14 Sep
2
Challenge Davos
27:42
2:13:02
1:21:42
4:05:49
70.1542
03:55:1770.15
7 Sep
9
IM 70.3 World Championship
27:36
2:45:06
1:17:53
4:34:26
86.3237
04:28:5586.32
24 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Vichy
27:22
2:37:08
1:16:18
4:25:18
76.096
04:16:0776.10
30 Jun
2
Challenge Walchsee
27:02
2:26:06
1:25:15
4:21:33
80.9037
04:14:1680.90
9 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Staffordshire
27:42
2:31:22
1:21:40
4:26:04
79.5997
04:18:1079.60
25 May
DNF
IM Lanzarote
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:41:51-
12 May
1
IM 70.3 Pays d'Aix
28:07
2:29:19
1:16:59
4:19:56
84.5612
04:14:0384.56
27 Apr
1
Challenge Gran Canaria
--:--
--:--
--:--
4:36:07
59.808
04:20:2559.81
7 Apr
3
Challenge Salou
29:34
2:26:16
1:21:02
4:20:04
69.1097
04:08:3369.11
27 Jan
2
IM 70.3 South Africa
18:02
2:35:13
1:26:00
4:23:11
74.4888
04:13:2974.49
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Nov
6
Laguna Phuket Triathlon
26:54
2:33:21
47:19
3:49:43
0
--
13 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:47:39-
1 Sep
9
IM 70.3 World Championship
25:56
2:25:57
1:20:04
4:15:53
86.1259
04:10:4086.13
19 Aug
1
IM 70.3 Dun Laoghaire
31:47
2:49:57
1:22:17
4:48:01
56.9164
04:30:3256.92
1 Jul
3
IM Austria
55:39
4:51:52
3:11:32
9:03:59
92.4604
08:57:5492.46
10 Jun
1
IM 70.3 Staffordshire
26:32
2:27:24
1:17:41
4:16:53
92.2552
04:13:5692.26
3 Jun
4
Challenge Samorin
30:11
2:16:37
1:21:01
4:12:50
93.9692
04:10:3493.97
20 May
1
IM 70.3 Barcelona
27:11
2:41:08
1:20:49
4:32:53
79.1732
04:24:3779.17
15 Apr
DNF
IM South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
09:00:24-
28 Jan
2
IM 70.3 South Africa
29:30
2:36:28
1:23:51
4:34:21
71.2735
04:23:0171.27
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Nov
4
IM 70.3 Bahrain
26:23
2:15:49
1:22:00
4:07:08
99.6851
04:07:0199.69
19 Nov
11
Island House
--:--
--:--
--:--
2:25:23
0
--
9 Sep
2
IM 70.3 World Championship
27:53
2:28:00
1:19:48
4:18:36
101.372
04:19:08101.37
2 Jul
1
IM 70.3 Edinburgh
16:32
2:40:16
1:21:57
4:23:17
70.4262
04:12:0670.43
3 Jun
DNF
Challenge Samorin
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:10:31-
21 May
1
IM 70.3 Barcelona
27:12
2:46:02
1:22:35
4:40:03
71.2358
04:28:2871.24
13 May
2
IM 70.3 Mallorca
26:01
2:36:43
1:20:09
4:26:51
71.3374
04:15:5171.34
22 Apr
1
Challenge Gran Canaria
31:01
2:48:39
1:15:35
4:35:15
81.3259
04:27:4581.33
27 Jan
4
IM 70.3 Dubai
28:31
2:16:18
1:18:21
4:07:05
84.8223
04:01:3584.82
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Dec
2
IM 70.3 Bahrain
30:24
2:14:49
1:22:21
4:12:25
82.796
04:06:0482.80
13 Nov
DNF
IM 70.3 Xiamen
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:15:00-
23 Oct
DNF
Challenge Kanchanaburi
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
04:29:32-
16 Oct
2
IM 70.3 Hefei
26:12
2:21:11
1:25:56
4:16:55
75.8912
04:07:5775.89
11 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Weymouth
26:53
2:44:22
1:23:13
4:40:16
56.5915
04:23:0856.59
28 Aug
3
IM 70.3 Zell am See
27:34
2:35:08
1:30:24
4:38:17
56.2618
04:21:0956.26
14 Aug
6
IM 70.3 Wiesbaden
26:51
2:46:42
1:22:10
4:39:25
56.1799
04:22:1156.18
30 Jul
2
IM 70.3 Budapest
28:35
2:17:06
1:20:14
4:09:31
69.936
03:58:4569.94
22 May
2
IM 70.3 Barcelona
28:51
2:48:24
1:20:10
4:41:32
54.8251
04:23:4054.83
7 May
3
IM 70.3 Mallorca
26:22
2:49:25
1:19:41
4:40:58
48.9537
04:20:5948.95
20 Mar
6
IM 70.3 Monterrey
26:32
2:29:16
1:27:12
4:25:49
41.3824
04:04:2041.38
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2021
93
16
2020
255
32
2019
278
25
2018
295
13
2017
285
10
2016
228
53
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2021
78
43
2020
154
44
2019
145
70
2018
143
85
2017
147
70
2016
145
82
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2021
93
21
2020
165
55
2019
192
29
2018
194
23
2017
172
52
2016
160
70
Run
Year
Points
Position
2021
92
13
2020
200
5
2019
205
6
2018
206
5
2017
201
8
2016
186
12
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