Emma Pallant Browne started as a decorated track runner before switching to multi-sport competition after dealing with knee injuries. Since then she has won world titles in both duathlon and aquathlon and has more than a dozen wins at major Ironman 70.3 events. Emma was born in Surrey, England, and now lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with her husband and fellow triathlete Jaryd Browne.

BornJune 4, 1989
HometownSurrey, United Kingdom
ResidesJohannesburg, South Africa
Top Results

2022: Bronze medal at Ironman 70.3 World Championship; Silver at the Challenge Family The Championship; Silver at the World Triathlon Long Distance Championships

2021: Ironman 70.3 wins in Florida and Colorado; 5th at Ironman 70.3 World Championship

2019: Six Ironman 70.3 podiums; Wins at Gran Canaria and Cape Town Challenge Series events

2017: Silver medal at Ironman 70.3 World Championship; ITU Aquathlon World Champion; Win at Challenge Series event at Gran Canaria

2016: First Ironman 70.3 win at Weymouth; Six podiums in 70.3 races including silver medals in Barcelona and Budapest

Career GoalsWin Ironman 70.3 World Championship
CoachTim Don
Favorite CADEX productCADEX Aero 4-Spoke Wheel
Favorite eventsIronman 70.3 races
How did you start in triathlon?I was a runner but then I had a really bad knee injury. I took up cycling and swimming to keep fit while I couldn’t run. Then I wanted to celebrate getting back to running with a triathlon race. I was hooked from there!
What do you carry on a long ride?Good tunes; 90g of carbohydrate for each hour in chews form; water with precision hydration (1500 of salt per 500ml); spare underlayer and gillet depending on the weather; phone; money; credit card; headphones; lip ice
Favorite place to trainAt home in Johannesburg, the riding is so continuous. I have my swim squad here, the weather is amazing and we are at altitude. Oh, and I can see lions and giraffes when I run.
Dream vacation spotWhite River in South Africa, so we can take our dogs with us.
Films or TV you love10 Things I Hate About You; Without Limits
Favorite bookJason Robinson's autobiogaphy "Finding My Feet"
Words to live byGive more to the world than you took... And train with the fight of the underdog so you can race with the confidence of a champion.