Sport: Cycling, triathlon and running
Proudest Sporting Moment: My first UCI World Cup win, at the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in 2008. It was my first major win, and a huge surprise to me and everyone
Favourite Pre-race Meal: Porridge with ginger and honey. And coffee
Healthspan Elite® Supplements: Iron Complex, High Strength Omega 3, High Strength Probiotic, Vitamin D, Performance Greens
Emma Pooley is a cyclist turned multi-sport athlete. She has been world champion in both the cycling time trial and long-distance duathlon, with a total of 9 Olympic, World, and Commonwealth medals.
Originally from Norwich, Emma took up road cycling at the age of 20 while studying at Cambridge University. She entered her first road race in March 2005 aged 22, and went on to represent Great Britain at the UCI World Championships later that year. Emma really found her feet in cycling when she moved to Switzerland for a research fellowship and PhD, and started to race there on more hilly courses. In 2007-2008 she demonstrated her aptitude for climbing and long solo breakaways, which were to become her recognisable trademark, with major wins at international stage races and UCI World Cups. A silver medal in the Time Trial at the Beijing Olympics in 2008 allowed Emma to join a professional team in 2009.
From 2009-2014, Emma won a further 5 UCI World Cup races, 6 international stage race general classifications, 4 national titles, and silver and bronze in the Time Trial and Team Time Trial at the UCI World Championships. In 2010 she won the rainbow jersey at the Time Trial World Championships in Geelong, Australia. She earned a reputation as an exciting racer and daring climber, but also as a dedicated team player with her contribution to teammates’ medals in road races at Olympics, World Championships, and Commonwealth Games for Nicole Cooke and Elizabeth Armitstead.
Emma retired from professional cycling in August 2014 on a high, achieving silver medals in both the road race and time trial at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Just one month later, she won the Zofingen Powerman long-course duathlon world championship. Emma is now a professional multi-sport athlete, competing in long distance triathlon, duathlon, cycling, and running events. She has won the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon and Embrunman, one of the toughest long-distance triathlon events in existence.
Emma returned to road cycling in 2016 to compete in Rio de Janeiro at her third Olympic Games, in the Road Race and Time Trial.
Emma is also a member of the UKAD Athlete Committee. She is a determined and outspoken critic of doping in sport and as such, she is serious about the need to source dietary supplements from a high quality guaranteed doping-free supplier.