Triathletes at London Marathon 2023

A round-up of some of the swift triathlon names, past and present, from the 2023 London Marathon

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Sunday’s TCS London Marathon 2023 saw some exceptional racing at the front, with the exciting Elite races being won by Kelvin Kiptum (KEN) and Siffan Hasan (NED), respectively.

As always, we spotted plenty of triathletes – past and present – taking on the 26.2 miles around the roads of London. Those of course included paratriathlon star, Jetze Plat, who we covered yesterday courtesy of his fantastic second place in the men’s T53/54 event.

Listed below are some of the speedy triathlon names we spotted. Of course, we’ve no doubt there are plenty that we’ve missed, as scanning thousands of lines of results and trying to remember names is hardly a scientific approach… so if we’ve missed you out, then a) apologies, and b) drop us a quick note via Don’t be shy – we really do appreciate your help!

This is a live work-in-progress and will be updated regularly as we spot and/or get updated on any notable names we’ve missed!


Triathletes in the London Marathon 2023 – MEN

Mauricio Mendez Cruz (MEX)2:19:082016 XTERRA World Champion, 5x IRONMAN 70.3 winner
David Bishop2:21:30Former Elite GB triathlete. U23 Aquathlon World Champ 2013
Will Clarke2:22:51Beijing 2008 Olympian, multiple IRONMAN and 70.3 podium finisher
Daniel Bagley2:22:56
James Ellis2:23:29Fastest GB Age-Grouper Kona 2022
Adam Tapley2:29:07
Max Hazell2:30:34Regular podium finisher across a range of distances
Jack Schofield2:31:37Kona qualifier and triathlon photographer / videographer
Josh Holman2:32:44IM 70.3 Age-Group winner
John Borton2:33:56Raced Kona 2019
Tom Dudden2:37:42GB Age-Group triathlete
Lee Cook2:38:08Joe Skipper’s ‘Weedkiller Man‘ at the SUB7 Project!
Hywel Davies2:39:30Many wins and records across triathlon, running, rowing and cross training
Mark Vowles2:41:17Army Triathlon Association
Giovanni Carriere2:51:10Kona, Nice and muliple IM 70.3 World Champs qualifier
Sam Holness2:57:33Super Sam‘, improved PB by 20 minutes
James Parkes3:02:17Army Triathlon Association
Keith Murray3:17:26Kona qualifier and IRONMAN AG winner
Chris McCormack (AUS)3:20:242x IRONMAN World Champ and World Triathlon Champion
Chris Nikic (USA)6:27:20First athlete with Downs Syndrome to complete IMWC in Kona
David Bishop, Will Clarke, London Marathon 2023
David Bishop and Will Clarke

Macca enjoyed his day:

Triathletes in the London Marathon 2023 – WOMEN

Heather Townsend2:37:01As Heather Sellars, represented GB at Elite level
Rosie Wild2:43:40Army Tri Association – first female to pass the All Arms Pre-Parachute Selection (AAPPS) ‘P Company’ course
Anna Lawson2:47:18Silver in F25-29 at Kona 2022
Molly Renfer2:52:13
Helen Mussen2:54:229th in W45-49
Natalie Lawrence2:55:24Former elite triathlete, now regular 70.3 AG podium winner
Naomi Drakeford2:57:08Kona qualifier
Victoria Nealon2:59:19Winner of LCW Wales 2018
Ruth Hutton3:11:185th in W55-59 – Former 2x AG World Champion
Caroline Greenaway3:27:58Hillingdon Triathletes
Linda Ashmore4:45:312nd in W75-79 – multiple AG World Champion incl. Kona

Four-time IRONMAN World Champion, Chrissie Wellington, was also part of the team that were pushing Sam Perkins, a triathlete living with Motor Neurone Disease.

John Levison
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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.
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