British triathlon stars Sophie Coldwell and Jess Learmonth handed wild cards for MASSIVE T100 spectacular in London

Two British triathlon superstars have been added as wild cards to a stacked field for next month's T100 showdown in London.

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British triathlon stars Sophie Coldwell and Jess Learmonth have been handed wild cards for that massive T100 showdown in London on Saturday July 27.

Coldwell had been hoping to be otherwise engaged around that time, but she agonisingly missed out on being a discretionary pick for Team GB at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Instead she will now be in the capital the previous weekend, adding further spice to an absolutely stacked field of superstars, which includes three IRONMAN World Champions – Lucy Charles-Barclay, Anne Haug and Chelsea Sodaro. Not to mention middle-distance phenomenon Ashleigh Gentle.


Jess comeback continues

Learmonth, gold medal winner on that incredible British Mixed Relay team at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, is just feeling her way back into racing after the birth of her first child.

Jess made her comeback last month at IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau, and grabbed a very creditable second place behind German star Laura Philipp. Laura will again be in opposition in London on July 27.

IRONMAN 70.3 Kraichgau 2024 - Jess Learmonth post-race
Jess Learmonth returned to action in Kraichgau last month (Photo – IRONMAN).

Coldwell and Learmonth are not the only names added to what is an all-star field. Also called up as wild cards are Dutch star Els Visser, Swedish 2012 Olympic silver medalist Lisa Norden, American star Haley Chura and Germany’s Anne Reischmann.

One star who will not be involved is Switzerland’s five-time IRONMAN World Champion Daniela Ryf. She was forced to pull out on Friday as she continues her recovery from a coccyx injury.


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Jonathan Turner
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