TRI247
Search
shop
WIN a year of riding on ROUVY plus indoor cycling kit bundle
ENTER NOW

“A suffer fest on the run” – Britain’s Emma Pallant-Browne finishes fourth in Finland

Emma Pallant-Browne finished fourth at the 2023 IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships.

Staff Reporter
Last updated -
SHOP
Rouvy Logo
Ride real routes with ROUVY

Having produced another superb performance over the middle distance, Great Britain’s Emma Pallant-Browne walked away with a brilliant fourth place finish at the IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships in Finland as she just missed out on consecutive podiums.

Having finished third behind Taylor Knibb and Paula Findlay in St George last year, the South African based Brit was in the perfect position to strike for the podium coming off the bike in Lahti, but just didn’t quite have the legs to catch a brave Imogen Simmonds who eventually finished third.

Having now finished fifth (2021), third (2022) and fourth (2023) at the last three IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, Pallant-Browne has proven beyond reasonable doubt that she is one of the most consistent racers in middle distance triathlon and at just 34 years old, has plenty more top level races ahead of her.

Advertisement

“A great swim, bike and a bit of a suffer fest on the run”

Reacting to her fourth place finish, Pallant-Browne acknowledged the strong position that she put herself in after a great swim and bike but added that the run, on a particularly challenging and rolling course in Lahti, took it out of her and ended up being a bit of a struggle.

Emma Pallant-Browne The Championship 2022 bike
Photo Credit: Jose Luis Hourcade

“Fourth in the world. Thank you so much for the incredible support! Will be out there giving it back to all you guys tomorrow. A great swim, bike and a bit of a suffer fest on the run. Massive well done to the super strong podium girls and all who raced. A big thank you to all my amazing team.”

After a tremendously successful year, which included a win at the World Duathlon Championships in May, before a fourth at the PTO Tour European Open in Ibiza and a string of middle distance podiums in the build up to the World Championships, it will be interesting to see what Pallant-Browne decides to do with the end of her season.

Whilst the Brit make take a well deserved break, could she be tempted by an end of season IRONMAN, with no major middle distance championships left this year? The last time Pallant-Browne raced over the full distance, she qualified for Kona with third at IRONMAN Austria 2018, but didn’t end up finishing on the Big Island. Maybe, we will see the PTO World #8 on another full distance start line soon!

Tomos Land
Written by
Tomos Land
Tomos Land is a triathlon & running journalist whose expertise lies in the professional world of short course & long distance triathlon, though he also boasts an extensive knowledge of ultra-running.
Discover more
Challenge Family Roth
Five things you need to know about the Challenge Roth bike course
Pelotan - Kristian Blummenfelt
Training and racing in the heat – top tips for keeping your cool when the heat is on
ROUVY routes and workouts – Best ROUVY routes to get ready for Challenge Roth
Sumarpo vanguard vs Zone 3 Vanquish X triathlon wetsuits
ZONE3 Vanquish X wetsuit vs Sumarpo Vanguard wetsuit – how do these triathlon wetsuits match up?
Rouvy indoor cycling app routes
Virtual training for real life racing – How year-round indoor cycling could benefit your race day performance
latest News
Sam Laidlow IRONMAN World Championship 2023 breaks tape for victory
Was Sam Laidlow’s Vitoria-Gasteiz DQ enough to validate his Kona ticket? The IRONMAN verdict is in
Matt Hauser Hamburg WTCS 2024 Photo credit: Tommy Zaferes / World Triathlon
Olympic Games triathlon: Hauser SMASHES 5km WTCS run best – what will be needed in Paris over 10km?
Olympic Games Triathlon Paris Test Event August 2023
Olympic Games triathlon: French sports minister and Hanquinquant swim in the Seine
Lisa Tertsch Cassandre Beaugrand Beth Potter Hamburg WTCS 2024 Photo credit: Tommy Zaferes / World Triathlon
Olympic Games triathlon: No panic from Potter after Hamburg – ‘the big one’s in two-and-a-half weeks’
Kat Matthews runs down the red carpet to second place (Photo by Nigel Roddis, Getty Images for IRONMAN)
British triathlon star celebrates MAJOR win after record breaking day at IRONMAN Vitoria-Gasteiz
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

SBRX
RUN247
WIN A 12-MONTH ROUVY SUBSCRIPTION
WIN ONE YEAR OF RIDING ON ROUVY
Share to...