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James Cunnama
South Africa
World Rank
-
Height
1.80m
Age
38
DOB
04/27/83
0%Swim0%Bike0%Run0%Overall
Athletes are measured as a percentage (for each discipline and overall) based on a relative comparison to the #1 ranked athlete who's rated at 100%.
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James Cunnama

James Cunnama began competing professionally in triathlon in 2007 and he has been a regular on the podium since.

Growing up in one of South Africa’s sporting hotbeds, Pietermaritzburg, it was ironic that his love for the sport came about after he moved to Port Elizabeth to study at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.

James volunteered to assist at the 2004 and 2005 IRONMAN South Africa races, and after watching the event close up, decided to give triathlon a go. He was hooked.

He excels at middle and full distance and has victories over the latter in Florida (2010), Hamburg (2017) and France (2019) as well as lifting the 2012 European Champion title over long distance.

James has also won numerous titles on the 70.3 circuit, including one on home soil in South Africa in 2014 (held in East London).

Success has also come twice for Cunnama at the Alpe d’Huez Triathlon, his victory in 2010 was his first professional triathlon success and unsurprisingly the event is his favourite.

James has also come close to medalling at the World Championship in Kona, finishing fourth in 2013 and fifth in 2017.

Becoming a professional endurance athlete was no surprise for James as both his parents competed in marathons. He discovered the art of long-distance running at an early age, regularly joining his mother’s running group known as the ‘Pukers’.

The one thing James cannot live without is coffee, his favourite cheat meal is pizza and his favourite sport away from triathlon is football. He is driven by the desire to be the best and the proudest achievement in his life is raising his three children with wife and fellow triathlete Jodie Swallow.

The best advice James has been given in the sport is “not to be afraid of rest, and not be afraid of hurting,” and his most embarrassing moment to date was forgetting to take off his swim-skin before the cycle stage of a race.

Ranking History
#1#71#141#21120082009201020112012201320142015201620172018201920202008Overall13.34 pts#182Swim50.51 pts#227Bike29.99 pts#218Run11.86 pts#2762009Overall83.27 pts#78Swim93.56 pts#122Bike85.43 pts#86Run89.63 pts#892010Overall171.76 pts#26Swim92.64 pts#114Bike117.04 pts#43Run157.78 pts#162011Overall184.40 pts#27Swim107.17 pts#103Bike130.76 pts#26Run155.67 pts#142012Overall205.94 pts#17Swim139.24 pts#76Bike135.93 pts#35Run160.28 pts#172013Overall236.89 pts#4Swim159.87 pts#53Bike136.65 pts#24Run166.57 pts#122014Overall227.60 pts#22Swim159.87 pts#80Bike145.16 pts#43Run149.40 pts#382015Overall240.78 pts#32Swim148.82 pts#157Bike153.05 pts#65Run163.25 pts#252016Overall227.15 pts#62Swim159.58 pts#133Bike144.74 pts#103Run160.97 pts#432017Overall296.07 pts#7Swim172.37 pts#78Bike189.94 pts#11Run168.25 pts#372018Overall296.07 pts#7Swim165.94 pts#104Bike189.94 pts#16Run168.25 pts#392019Overall254.05 pts#39Swim144.55 pts#206Bike153.62 pts#100Run140.65 pts#1142020Overall232.44 pts#54Swim110.16 pts#244Bike149.29 pts#92Run108.99 pts#188
Results
60 Races9
1
8
2
8
3
2020
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
34
PTO Championships at Challenge Daytona
25:56
1:43:04
1:05:52
3:17:12
56.4839
03:05:0756.48
15 Nov
1
People's Triathlon
26:42
2:07:13
1:10:48
3:46:09
77.5001
03:38:4677.50
2019
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
32
IM Hawaii
52:12
4:27:59
3:16:19
8:41:19
47.113
08:03:0047.11
30 Jun
1
IM France
48:50
4:16:35
2:04:30
7:16:16
86.7529
07:07:4686.75
9 Jun
DNF
IM 70.3 Staffordshire
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:49:49-
7 Apr
15
IM South Africa
28:16
4:36:56
3:03:05
8:12:26
48.3888
07:37:0348.39
27 Jan
3
IM 70.3 South Africa
16:07
2:17:42
1:18:17
3:56:25
68.1907
03:45:3968.19
2018
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
2 Dec
DNF
IM Western Australia
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:48:42-
13 Oct
17
IM Hawaii
50:41
4:21:02
3:02:00
8:18:18
76.2136
08:01:0876.21
9 Sep
5
IM 70.3 Santa Cruz
24:14
2:07:25
1:19:10
3:55:22
54.5134
03:40:2054.51
2 Sep
19
IM 70.3 World Championship
24:07
2:11:36
1:16:31
3:56:21
62.1432
03:43:3962.14
29 Jul
3
IM Hamburg
19:52
4:00:44
2:48:44
7:13:54
83.4941
07:03:2583.49
1 Jul
6
Challenge Roth
47:55
4:22:21
2:46:04
7:59:15
83.8041
07:47:5383.80
3 Jun
DNF
Challenge Samorin
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:43:03-
2017
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
14 Oct
5
IM Hawaii
49:09
4:21:02
2:56:46
8:11:24
100.565
08:11:49100.56
16 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Weymouth
25:32
2:14:42
1:16:01
4:02:32
72.5243
03:52:5672.52
2 Sep
1
IM 70.3 Lanzarote
22:53
2:06:31
1:14:02
3:47:07
86.5748
03:42:3886.57
13 Aug
1
IM Hamburg
49:05
4:24:32
2:40:58
8:00:36
99.491
08:00:1499.49
9 Jul
4
IM Germany
48:54
4:09:25
2:48:49
7:51:02
96.0134
07:48:1496.01
11 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Switzerland
23:50
2:09:40
1:13:49
3:51:06
78.6131
03:43:5578.61
28 May
3
Challenge Salou
26:02
1:56:20
1:06:08
3:28:30
49.679
03:13:5249.68
2 Apr
10
IM South Africa
49:10
4:28:47
3:02:46
8:24:42
62.0244
07:57:3062.02
29 Jan
2
IM 70.3 South Africa
26:59
2:23:02
1:16:52
4:11:27
56.757
03:56:0856.76
2016
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
8 Oct
26
IM Hawaii
48:52
4:38:33
3:10:24
8:42:03
57.9614
08:11:0557.96
10 Jul
3
IM 70.3 Sweden
23:41
2:09:02
1:15:54
3:53:01
63.9626
03:41:0463.96
19 Jun
2
IM 70.3 Durban
30:19
2:11:02
1:20:25
4:06:47
35.998
03:45:1036.00
5 Jun
2
IM France
50:10
4:47:13
2:47:54
8:30:35
63.1416
08:03:5063.14
10 Apr
DNF
IM South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:01:50-
24 Jan
3
IM 70.3 South Africa
26:08
2:18:42
1:19:49
4:09:12
37.4253
03:47:4937.43
2015
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
5 Dec
3
IM 70.3 Bahrain
--:--
1:58:07
1:14:01
3:13:54
0
--
26 Sep
2
IM Mallorca
49:54
4:34:14
2:50:52
8:19:36
66.211
07:55:3066.21
14 Jun
DNF
IM Cairns
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:59:24-
10 May
1
IM 70.3 Vietnam
24:27
2:05:34
1:17:57
3:51:29
87.6806
03:47:1787.68
2 May
3
IM 70.3 Busselton
25:45
2:08:13
1:11:07
3:47:40
63.5578
03:35:5263.56
29 Mar
10
IM South Africa
51:34
4:51:53
2:59:54
8:47:45
59.2507
08:17:2159.25
27 Feb
17
Challenge Dubai
25:48
2:10:41
1:13:21
3:52:57
73.2599
03:43:5873.26
2014
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Dec
6
Challenge Bahrain
23:07
2:05:40
1:12:32
3:44:29
67.1782
03:33:5767.18
11 Oct
DNF
IM Hawaii
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
08:12:08-
7 Sep
DNF
IM 70.3 World Championship
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
03:42:08-
20 Jul
5
Challenge Roth
49:03
4:20:16
2:59:49
8:11:44
79.8403
07:57:1879.84
3 May
28
IM 70.3 St. George
24:38
2:15:02
1:20:14
4:03:03
38.4815
03:42:3138.48
6 Apr
13
IM South Africa
50:45
5:16:03
3:26:34
9:37:42
0
08:15:58-
15 Mar
DNF
Abu Dhabi Long Course
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
26 Jan
1
IM 70.3 South Africa
24:37
2:20:41
1:16:00
4:05:01
52.8006
03:48:4952.80
2013
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
12 Oct
4
IM Hawaii
51:13
4:34:21
2:52:37
8:21:46
81.6142
08:08:1881.61
14 Jul
2
Challenge Roth
48:38
4:23:46
2:49:16
8:04:13
71.7767
07:44:3371.78
18 May
2
IM Texas
50:17
4:32:55
3:00:25
8:27:35
59.7507
07:58:4159.75
14 Apr
DNF
IM South Africa
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
07:59:16-
2 Mar
DNF
Abu Dhabi Long Course
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
2012
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
25 Nov
8
IM Cozumel
52:16
4:35:26
3:06:48
8:37:46
48.2697
08:00:2948.27
29 Jul
DNF
ITU Long Distance
--:--
--:--
--:--
--:--
0
--
8 Jul
1
Challenge Roth
47:41
4:29:34
2:40:06
7:59:59
89.1308
07:52:1789.13
2011
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Apr
3
IM South Africa
51:10
4:25:39
2:53:16
8:13:18
68.5348
07:51:0468.53
2010
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
6 Nov
1
IM Florida
51:45
4:35:55
2:43:09
8:15:59
61.8946
07:49:1061.89
18 Jul
6
Challenge Roth
52:11
4:28:08
2:55:36
8:18:47
53.9663
07:46:3453.97
2009
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
10 Oct
51
IM Hawaii
57:20
5:02:10
3:20:14
9:25:05
14.025
08:20:3214.03
5 Jul
2
IM Austria
51:08
4:28:29
2:50:17
8:14:18
55.9039
07:43:3855.90
5 Apr
6
IM South Africa
51:50
4:41:42
3:18:23
8:55:24
6.3713
07:49:286.37
2008
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
13 Apr
10
IM South Africa
51:05
4:46:36
3:12:49
8:52:17
13.3378
07:51:0313.34
2007
Points: NaN
DatePlaceRace
Swim
Bike
Run
OverallAITPoints
18 Mar
13
IM South Africa
1:09:34
5:06:28
3:32:34
9:48:38
0
08:03:51-
Ranking per Season
Overall
Year
Points
Position
2020
232
54
2019
254
39
2018
296
7
2017
296
7
2016
227
62
2015
240
32
2014
227
22
2013
236
4
2012
205
17
2011
184
27
2010
171
26
2009
83
78
2008
13
182
Swim
Year
Points
Position
2020
110
244
2019
144
206
2018
165
104
2017
172
78
2016
159
133
2015
148
157
2014
159
80
2013
159
53
2012
139
76
2011
107
103
2010
92
114
2009
93
122
2008
50
227
Bike
Year
Points
Position
2020
149
92
2019
153
100
2018
189
16
2017
189
11
2016
144
103
2015
153
65
2014
145
43
2013
136
24
2012
135
35
2011
130
26
2010
117
43
2009
85
86
2008
29
218
Run
Year
Points
Position
2020
108
188
2019
140
114
2018
168
39
2017
168
37
2016
160
43
2015
163
25
2014
149
38
2013
166
12
2012
160
17
2011
155
14
2010
157
16
2009
89
89
2008
11
276
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