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GREAT BRITAIN

Great Britain is the team that sends athletes from the United Kingdom (UK), all but three of its overseas territories and the three Crown dependencies, to the Olympic Games. It is organised by the British Olympic Association (BOA) as the National Olympic Committee for the UK. While the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and BOA both refer to the team as 'Great Britain' and the team uses the brand name Team GB, the BOA explains that it is the Great Britain and Northern Ireland Olympic Team.

Great Britain was one of 14 teams to compete in the first Games, the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, and is one of only three nations (France and Switzerland are the others) to have competed at every Summer and Winter Olympic Games. Athletes representing Great Britain have won 780 medals at the Summer Olympic Games, and another 22 at the Winter Olympic Games. Great Britain is the only team to have won at least one gold medal at every Summer Games.

A Little History

Great Britain, also known as Britain Listeni/ˈbrɪ.tən/, is a large island in the north Atlantic Ocean off the north-west coast of continental Europe. With an area of 209,331 km2 (80,823 sq mi), it is the largest island of Europe and the ninth-largest in the world. In 2011 the island had a population of about 61 million people, making it the third-most populous island in the world, after Java in Indonesia and Honshu in Japan. The island is the largest in the British Isles archipelago, which also includes the island of Ireland to its west and over 1,000 smaller surrounding islands.

The island is dominated by an oceanic climate with quite narrow temperature differences between seasons. Politically, the island is part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, constituting most of its territory. Most of England, Scotland, and Wales are on the island, with their respective capital cities - London, Edinburgh, and Cardiff. The term Great Britain often extends to include surrounding islands that form part of England, Scotland, and Wales.

A single Kingdom of Great Britain resulted from the Union of Scotland and England (which already comprised the present-day countries of England and Wales) in 1707. More than a hundred years before, in 1603, King James VI, King of Scots, had inherited the throne of England, but it was not until 1707 that the Parliaments of the two countries agreed to form a unified state. In 1801, Great Britain united with the neighbouring Kingdom of Ireland, forming the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, which was renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland after the Irish Free State seceded in 1922.


British Olympic Triathlon Team

Here are the confirmed British triathletes to participate at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.

Gordon Benson Triathlete

Gordon Benson was born on May 12, 1994 in Halifax, United Kingdom. He was voted the British Triathlon Male Elite Junior Triathlete of the Year 2011 and 2012. His target is to win an Olympic and World Gold Medal.

WTS Ranking: No Ranking
WTS Starts: 8
Age: 22
Residence: Great Britain
Height: 1.92 m
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Gordon Benson Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Non Stanford Triathlete

Non Stanford was born on January 7, 1989 in Swansea, United Kingdom. 2012 was a breaktrough year for Non with senior gold medal in the ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay and U23 gold at the ITU World Championships.

WTS Ranking: 12
WTS Starts: 22
Age: 27
Residence: Great Britain
Height: -
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 8

View full results history of Non Stanford Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Alistair Brownlee Triathlete

Alistair Brownlee was born on April 23, 1988 in Dewsbury, United Kingdom. He is a two-time Triathlon World Champion, European and Commonwealth champion in his sport, having won the gold medal at the 2012 London Olympics and the 2014 Commonwealth Games.

WTS Ranking: 23
WTS Starts: 31
Age: 28
Residence: Great Britain
Height: 1.84 m
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: Cross Country
WTS Podiums: 24

View full results history of Alistair Brownlee Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Vicky Holland       Triathlete

Vicky Holland was born on January 12, 1986 in Gloucester, United Kingdom. In 2012 and 2014, Holland became the World Champion as part of the British Mixed Team Relay squad, in 2014 Vicki secured her first major medal, with Bronze at the Commonwealth Games.

WTS Ranking: 13
WTS Starts: 32
Age: 30
Residence: Great Britain
Height: 1.68 m
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 5

View full results history of Vicky Holland Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Jonathan Brownlee Triathlete

Jonathan Brownlee was born on April 30, 1990 in Bramhope, United Kingdom. Jonathan is a two-time World Sprint Triathlon Champion and 2010 U23 World Champion. Jonathan won the bronze medal at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

WTS Ranking: 3
WTS Starts: 34
Age: 26
Residence: Great Britain
Height: 1.56 m
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 25

View full results history of Jonathan Brownlee Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Helen Jenkins      Triathlete

Jodie Stimpson was born on March 8, 1984 in Elgin, Moray, Scotland. is a British professional triathlete and the 2008 and 2011 ITU World Champion. She has represented Great Britain at the Olympics and Wales in the Commonwealth Games.

WTS Ranking: 6
WTS Starts: 33
Age: 32
Residence: Great Britain
Height: 1.69 m
Hobbies: Walking dog, Barney
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 16

View full results history of Helen Jenkins Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.


British Paralympic Triathlon Team

Here are the confirmed British paratriathletes to participate at the 2016 Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Click on the athletes social media icons to read more about them.

Phil Hogg          Paratriathlete

Phil Hogg was born on March 12, 1969 in the United kingdom. Phil has won the European gold medal in his debut season. Additional highlights include European silver in 2014 and 2015, plus World Championship silver in 2014.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 47
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Phil Hogg Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Clare Cunningham Paratriathlete

Clare Cunningham was born on June 15, 1977 in Hillingdon, Uited Kingdom. She has been competing in triathlon since 2006, having formerly been a Paralympic champion swimmer. She won gold and four silvers at the Paralympic Games in Barcelona in 1992.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 39
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Clare Cunningham Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Joe Townsend Paratriathlete

Joe Townsend was born on March 27, 1988 in Eastbourne, Great Britain. Joe carried the Paralympic Flame into the London 2012 stadium as part of the opening ceremony. At the Invictus Games in 2014 he won four gold medals on the athletics track. Joe Townsend also took part in the cycling and power lifting events.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 28
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Joe Townsend Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Faye McClelland Paratriathlete

Faye McClelland was born on November 3, 1979 in Ruislip, London. She has been competing in Paratriathlon events worldwide. She is the 3rd-ranked Women's PT4 athlete internationally. She was ITU World Champion in her classification in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013, and silver medalist in 2014.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 36
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: Travel, Walk
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Faye McClelland Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Andy Lewis      Paratriathlete

Andy Lewis was born on January 24, 1983 in Lydney, Gloucestershire. He competed in his first triathlon in April 2014 and by the end of the season achieved a gold medal at the Madrid ITU World Paratriathlon Event. In 2015 he won a medal at the Rio Paratriathlon Test Event in the PT2 classification and in 2016 he became the ETU European Champion in Lisbon. Andy will compete for ParalympicsGB at the Rio Paralympic Games.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 33
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Andy Lewis Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Lauren Steadman Paratriathlete

Lauren Steadman was born on December 12, 1992 in Peterborough, England. She won medals in 2009 and in 2011 at the IPC European championships, and in 2013 and 2014 at the European Championships Paratriathlon. In 2014 she won the London World Series Paratriathlon, gained a first class degree in Psychology and became the World Champion Paratriathlete in Edmonton, Canada.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 23
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: Reading, Cooking
Other Sports: Swimming
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Lauren Steadman Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Ryan Taylor        Paratriathlete

Ryan Taylor was born on May 23, 1993 in Derby, England. His break through race was the ITU World Championships in Chicago, where he won bronze in the PT2 category. Despite falling off his bike on a corner, Ryan got back up and was able to overtake other athletes on the run to ensure a place on the podium.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 23
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Ryan Taylor Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Alison Patrick Paratriathlete

Alison Patrick was born on October 1, 1987 in Dunfermline, Scotland. The move from athletics to paratriathlon paid off almost immediately with an ITU Paratriathlon wold title in 2014. She won the Rio Paralympic test event in 2015. She achieved automatic qualification for Rio.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 28
Residence: Germany
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Alison Patrick Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

David Hill Paratriathlete

David Hill, was born on March 23, 1989 in Exmouth, England. David was new to the British Paratriathlon squad in 2013 having come from a swimming background. David competes in the PT4 category, having been born without a left hand and previously was GB Paralympics’ youngest paratriathlete at the Athens Games in 2004.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 31
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: Designing
Other Sports: Swimming
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of David Hill, Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Melissa Reid Paratriathlete

Melissa Reid was born on November 15, 1990 in Truro, England. She was first selected for the British Triathlon Paratriathlon squad in 2012 having finished second at the 2011 ITU World Championship Series in London. She will compete for Paralympics at the Rio, which will be her first Paralympic Games.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 25
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of Melissa Reid Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

George Peasgood Paratriathlete

George Peasgood was born on October 2, 1995 in Debden Green, Loughton, UK. In 2013 he won his first major medal, a bronze at the ITU World Championships in London - at 17 years-old that made him the youngest paratriathlon medallist ever. He now goes on to his first Paralympic Games as the youngest member of the paratriathlon team in Rio.

WTS Ranking: No-Ranking
WTS Starts: 0
Age: 20
Residence: Great Britain
Hobbies: -
Other Sports: -
WTS Podiums: 0

View full results history of George Peasgood Here

*Athlete information has been extracted from triathlon.org. Rankings and information may change as new data is added or corrections are made.

Since making their Olympic debut at Sydney 2000, triathletes have been pushing themselves to the limit in swimming, cycling and running, with the first to the finish line taking gold. There will be men’s and women’s individual events in Copacabana.


British Triathlon is now a Federation, whose members are the Home Nation's Associations of Triathlon England, triathlonscotland and Welsh Triathlon.


The International Triathlon Union was founded one year later, on April 1, 1989, at the first ITU Congress in Avignon, France. A total of 30 National Federations attended the initial Congress and preparations were made for the sport’s first World Championships to be held in Avignon in August of 1989. At this meeting the Olympic distance was set at a 1.5-km swim, 40-km bike and 10-km run. More than 800 athletes representing 40 countries competed in the first World Championships. Canada’s Les McDonald was elected as ITU’s first president in 1989.


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