Redemption! Adam Bowden reflects on IRONMAN 70.3 Nice podium

Adam Bowden put his fast feet to good use on Sunday at IRONMAN 70.3 Nice, running onto the podium with the finish line almost in sight

Chief Correspondent
Last updated -

It’s been almost 18 months – IRONMAN 70.3 Dubai 2020 – since Great Britain’s Adam Bowden featured on a professional podium.

After two full-distance races earlier this year, Adam was back racing the 70.3 format on the Cote d’Azur, and put his great run speed to good use, claiming the final podium spot at IRONMAN 70.3 Nice inside the final kilometre.

It was a good day.

Final Surge

“I am very, very happy to return to Nice after a disappointing World Championship here previously… I was very happy and emotional after the race, it was redemption! 

“At most points on the run I wasn’t sure where I was positioned. I was running hard and closing on people and with around 600m to go I caught the athlete who was running in third and put in one final big surge to seal my podium finish. Get in!

“It’s been a tough start to the year with bike mechanicals in my first two full Ironman races, coming 16th at the North American Champs and fifth at Bolton; with podium performances on the run, it was really frustrating.

“This has really lifted me, and I can’t wait to get out and race hard at IRONMAN Mallorca and hopefully punch my ticket to Kona in 2022.”

IRONMAN 70.3 Nice, France - Adam Bowden

Happy wife, happy life!

“I want to thank my new bike partner Vitus, the new bike worked amazingly well. Thanks to my coaches (Rhys Jones and Marc Jenkins) and the team at Wattbike who have helped me keep my own faith in myself and helped me get stronger on the bike as I grow ever closer to 40!  

“At my age, I am lucky to have the support of so many great partners; Zone 3, Santini, Hoka One One, Rudy Project, Precision Hydration, Foorgoodness Shakes and let’s not forget the most important partner my amazing wife! It feels great to repay a little of this support today.”

Adam Bowden
John Levison
Written by
John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.


In episode 1 of our new SBRX Show we sit down with ultra runners and coaches Kim and Jayson Cavill to get their take on the Barkley Marathons and triathlon & trail running gear reviews, training tips and more
Discover more
Daniela Ryf fist pump finish line Challenge Roth 2023
Best triathlons in the world: Top 10 bucket list races
Triathlon clothing through the ages: from Speedos and tank tops to ultra-aero tri suits
PRO triathlete and Challenge St Polten champion Tom Hug on the bike course
Challenge St. Pölten – PRO tips for taking on Europe’s oldest middle distance triathlon
Jonny Brownlee swim pool neom 2022 Photo Bartlomiej Zborowski Superleague Triathlon
Jonny Brownlee on the pool swimming drills to do now to get faster in open water
TRI-FIT Geo Coral women's tri suit
TRI-FIT GEO Women’s Tri Suit Review – How does it fare in our quest for the ultimate long course kit?
latest News
Hugo Milner, supertri E World Championship London 2024
Hugo Milner – the breakthrough ‘newbie’ chasing Olympic selection
Beth Potter World Triathlon Championship Finals 2023
Road to Paris 2024: The BIG interview as Olympic favourite Beth Potter talks in depth with triathlon great Mark Allen
Rasmus Sveningsson wins 2024 IRONMAN African Championship / IRONMAN South Africa
IRONMAN South Africa: Disappointment for Daniela Ryf as Svenningsson and Sanchez win
Youri Keulen wins Singapore t100 2024 photo credit PTO
Singapore T100 wildcard winner Youri Keulen explains his “all or nothing” approach to racing
Iestyn Harrett took the win at Challenge Gran Canaria.
British triathlete reveals tactics after taking first pro win at Challenge Mogan-Gran Canaria
triathlon on your terms
Never miss out with our triathlon alerts & digest. Get a dose of adventure & inspiration with Boundless.
Invalid email address
The SBRX Group

Proudly elevating endurance sports through content, products & services

Share to...