James Cunnama

Triathlete

Strive every day to be both the best you've ever been and the worst you'll ever be.� It's good advice from the world's number-one long-distance triathlete, James Cunnama. Of course, "striving� for this 27-year-old means following a strict daily regime. He trains four to seven hours a day, often in all three disciplines. An average week will see him swimming 20-25km, cycling 500-700km and running 80-120km. Because that's what it takes to win one of the toughest single-day endurance events in the world � the Ironman. Luckily, his passion and endurance have paid off. In 2010 James won the Ironman Florida Championship and the Ironman 70.3 Austin Championship and made it into the top 10 in the Ironman world rankings. Not bad going for a long-distance athelete who only ran his first Ironman in 2007. His ultimate goal is to win the Ironman World Championships but, until then, he's happy to fly the South African flag with pride.�Cat Pritchard

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