We asked Pro Triathlete James Cunnama to spend 60 seconds
James has an impressive and extensive list of wins across all distances, which includes a 1st place at Challenge Roth in 2012 with a sub 8 hour performance and a 4th place at the Ironman World Championship Kona in 2013. Here we find out a little more about him in and out of his lycra.
Age – 33
Where do you live – Stellenbosch, South Africa
Wife / girlfriend or both – Jodie Cunnama (nèe Swallow)
Kids – not yet
Favourite drink – beer
Favourite food – lasagne
What’s the best thing about being a pro triathlete – All the places i have been
What music do you listen to before a race – Anything calm and relaxing
‘Aim for your best race, and enjoy it. Don’t lose the fun through inflated goals’
What are you going to be when you grow up – Slower
Preferred distance – Ironman
Favourite race – Alpe D’Huez triathlon
Biggest change you have seen in triathlon – How many races there are on the calendar each year
Wax or shave – shave
Next A race – Ironman South Africa African Champs
Best piece of advice ever given – Don’t be shit.
Best mantra you use when racing – Do your own race.
What do you do when you are not racing / training – Sleep, Watch TV, DIY at home
One piece of advice for the age grouper – Aim for your best race, and enjoy it. Don’t lose the fun through inflated goals
Favourite sports star – Muhammad Ali
One super power you would like to have – Flying.
Any sponsors you would like to mention – Cervelo, ENVE, TYR, Oakley, Rotor