Jodie Cunnama - World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion

Jodie Cunnama United Kingdom

Birthdate 23 June 1981
Height 165 cms / 65 inches
Weight 60 kgs / 134 lbls
Marital Status Married
Children 1 child
Nationality British
Represents United Kingdom
Residence Stellenbosch, South Africa
Languages English
Started Triathlon 2004
Professional Since 2006

Career Higlights


  • Ironman South African Champion
World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion

Jodie Cunnama is a two-time ITU Long Distance World Champion, Ironman 70.3 World Champion, two-time Ironman African Champion, and Ironman Asia Pacific Champion. This British triathlete also owns the distinction of having won Ironman 70.3 South Africa a record seven consecutive times.

Jodie began her journey to sporting excellence as a young swimmer and also a track and cross-country runner representing Great Britain. She won her first international race at the Junior European Championship in 2000 and showed much promise as a member of the British triathlon team. She went on to participate in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, but disappointment in her 34th place finish and a torn Achilles tendon made her seriously consider quitting the sport.

Jodie found her stride again after recovering both from her surgery and from an eating disorder. This time, she began making inroads into long-distance triathlon, winning the ITU Long Distance World Championship in 2009 and the Ironman 70.3 World Championship in 2010. After another foot injury in 2012 counted her out of the qualifying for the London Olympics, Jodie switched focus to long-course where her grit and tremendous ability to race off the front has led to remarkable success.


Results

Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2017 Jan 29
Ironman 70.3 South Africa ZA , South Africa
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 1st
2016 Oct 08
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 22nd
2016 Sep 25
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 1st
2016 Aug 14
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 2nd
2016 Jul 10
Ironman 70.3 Jonkoping IS Jonkoping, Iceland
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 1st
2016 Jun 12
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 1st
2016 Jun 05
Ironman 70.3 Switzerland CH Switzerland, Switzerland
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 1st
2016 Apr 10
Ironman African Championship - South Africa ZA Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Did Not Finish
2016 Jan 24
Ironman 70.3 South Africa ZA Buffalo City, South Africa
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 1st
2015 Dec 05
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 4th
2015 Nov 29
Challenge Phuket TH Phuket, Thailand
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 2nd
2015 Oct 10
Ironman World Championship US Hawaii, United States
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Did Not Finish
2015 Aug 26
Ironman 70.3 World Championship AT Zell Am See, Austria
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Did Not Finish
2015 Jul 26
Challenge Poznan PL Poznan, Poland
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Did Not Finish
2015 Jun 13
Ironman 70.3 Boulder US Boulder, United States
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 5th
2015 May 02
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 3rd
2015 Mar 29
Ironman African Championships ZA Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
Jodie Cunnama World Champion Triathlete, Ironman Africa Champion
British
Finished 1st

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2018 Dec 20

2018 - Another champion year

Thursday, December 20, 2018

2018 has seen the Bahrain Endurance 13 team take their performance to another level, topping podiums, taking championships, and triumphing over adversity as the true champions they are.
2017 May 24
Swim Skills Series #3

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

In the next edition of the Swim Skill Series, Jodie Cunnama explains the 'Single Arm Swim' drill to add into your program. Demonstrating these drills will help make sure you're doing them correctly, which is the main focus here. Form not fast! Tomorrow will be the final edition for this series.
2017 Mar 28
Jodie Cunnama: A 20-Year Project

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Even in her youth, Jodie Swallow-Cunnama was a driven athlete who was tipped as an Olympic hopeful for swimming, track-and-field, and cross-country. Twenty years on, she is an Olympian, three-time world champion in triathlon, and a top contender on every starting line she toes. Bahrain Endurance 13 takes a look at what it takes to become and remain a champion.
2017 Jan 29
Bahrain Endurance 13 sweep top spots in Dubai & South Africa

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Bahrain Endurance 13 team racked up the hardware this weekend with a sweep of the top spots at Ironman 70.3 Dubai and a podium and an unprecedented streak at Ironman 70.3 South Africa.

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