James Cunnama - Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion

James Cunnama South Africa

Birthdate 27 April 1983
Height 175 cms / 69 inches
Weight 72 kgs / 160 lbls
Marital Status Single
Nationality South African
Represents South Africa
Residence Stellenbosch, South Africa
Languages English
Started Triathlon 2002
Professional Since 2009
Coach Chris McCormack

Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion

Born in one of the major centers for endurance sport in South Africa and the child of two parents who had completed multiple Comrades Marathons, James Cunnama very early on discovered the joys of long-distance running. He excelled in the junior categories at local races and was completing half-marathons at the tender age of 16. But it wasn’t until he moved away to Port Elizabeth for university that James discovered triathlon. Volunteering at the Spec-Savers Half-Ironman in 2004 and the full distance the year after gave him a taste for one of the toughest single-day endurance events in the world. 

A cheeky email to Brett Sutton in 2008 catalyzed his rise through the professional ranks, and he soon began hitting podiums. 2010 was a particularly productive year as he won the tough-as-nails Alpe d’Huez Triathlon, then went on a streak in the US, winning Ironman 70.3 Austin as well as two ironman races (Rev3 Cedar Point and Ironman Florida). In his win at Challenge Roth in 2012, he recorded a sub-8 hour time. The following year he placed 4th at the Ironman World Championship. 

James is half of the triathlon world’s fastest couple, winning the Ironman 70.3 South Africa in 2014 alongside long-time partner Jodie Swallow.


Further Reading

http://blogs.teamtbb.com/jamescunnama/

Spotlight: James Cunnama pushes through
http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/news/articles/2014/06/spotlight-james-cunnama.aspx#axzz3VvA5M0sl

James Cunnama interview
http://thenaturegym.blogspot.com/2013/11/james-cunnama-interview.html


Results

Date Event Athlete Media Status Position
2017 Jan 29
Ironman 70.3 South Africa ZA , South Africa
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 2nd
2016 Oct 08
Ironman World Championship - Kona US Kona, United States
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 26th
2016 Aug 14
Embrunman Triathlon FR Embrun, France
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 1st
2016 Jul 28
Alpe d'Heuz Triathlon FR france, France
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 1st
2016 Jul 10
Ironman 70.3 Jonkoping IS Jonkoping, Iceland
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 3rd
2016 Jun 19
Ironman 70.3 Durban, South Africa ZA Durban, South Africa
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 2nd
2016 Jun 19
Ironman 70.3 Durban, South Africa ZA Durban, South Africa
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 3rd
2016 Jun 05
Ironman France FR , France
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 2nd
2016 Apr 10
Ironman African Championship - South Africa ZA Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Did Not Finish
2016 Feb 21
Xterra South Africa ZA , South Africa
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 2nd
2016 Jan 24
Ironman 70.3 South Africa ZA Buffalo City, South Africa
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 3rd
2015 Dec 05
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 3rd
2015 Nov 29
Challenge Phuket TH Phuket, Thailand
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 5th
2015 Sep 26
Ironman Mallorca ES Mallorca, Spain
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 2nd
2015 Aug 15
Embrunman FR , France
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 3rd
2015 Aug 01
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 2nd
2015 Jul 26
Challenge Poznan PL Poznan, Poland
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 2nd
2015 Jun 14
Ironman Cairns AU Cairns, Australia
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Did Not Finish
2015 Jun 07
Coral Coast 5150 Triathlon AU Port Douglas, Australia
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 1st
2015 May 10
Ironman 70.3 Vietnam VN Danang, Viet Nam
James Cunnama Ironman 70.3 Vietnam Champion
South African
Finished 1st

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2016 Nov 09

Croneborg after final win at Ironman Malaysia

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Fredrik Croneborg takes on the hot and humid Ironman Malaysia this weekend. After two silver finishes, the Swede seeks the crown in what is the Langkawi race’s final edition. Later this month McMahon will tackle Ironman Arizona. Jodie Swallow and James Cunnama take on the Coronation Double Century and the team prepare for our trip to Ironman 70.3 Bahrain.
2016 Oct 09
Frodeno, Ryf - King and Queen of Kona

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Defending the Ironman World Championship is notoriously difficult; in its storied history only 4 men and 4 women had accomplished the feat. Today Daniela Ryf and Jan Frodeno claimed their place among those titans of the sport as the two took victory once again in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii.
2016 Oct 04
Brave eight chasing Kona dreams

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Eight brave warriors of the Bahrain Endurance 13 are set to shine among the world’s best when the sun rises on the Kona pier this Saturday at the Ironman World Championship.
2016 Sep 27
Bahrain Endurance 13 - #KonaGame Series

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

2016 has been an 'A' Game for James Cunnama - now it's #KonaGame time.

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