James Cunnama is a professional triathlete from South Africa. He found triathlon late, as a 23-year-old volunteer at an Ironman, but soon rose to one of the top triathletes in the world, with two top-5 finishes at Ironman World Champs and multiple victories to his name. He is married to Jodie Cunnama (nee Swallow), whose achievements keep James grounded as he's not even the best triathlete in his own house, and they have a son, Jack. James is coached by World Champ coach, Brett Sutton and together they are aiming to win Ironman World Championships.
Born: Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. Lives: Stellenbosch, South Africa
Spouse: Jodie Cunnama nee Swallow,
Son: Jack Cunnama (3 months old)
Hobbies: Used to be hiking, tinkering on bikes, DIY around the house. Now it seems to just be looking after Jack...
Race: Alpe D'Huez Triathlon - awesome course on famous cycling roads, and Jodie and I won together in 2010, before we were even together.
Food: Everything! From pasta and fresh bread to steak and seafood. Love it all.
Destination: For riding a bike, the Alps. For escaping, the bush in Africa (also known as a a Safari to Americans).
Movie: Is 'Ironman' too cheesy an answer?
Motivation/Inspiration for triathlon: To find my best. Finding my own limit. Then training to change it. Then finding it again.