James, 31, qualified in his age category (30-34) at the Dambuster triathlon at Rutland Waters. The Olympic distance triathlete came 4th in his age category and 30th overall as he battled through an undulating course. As a result of his qualification, James will travel to Cozumel in Mexico to race against the world’s best triathletes.
James, from Tunbridge Wells, joined the Royal Marines in 2008 and has since then managed to balance his training with a busy military career. Currently serving on ICSC(L) until August where he has been learning the skills required for forthcoming staff appointments. James has been training with the support of part time coach Alex Tinniswood.
“Alex has been really useful giving me the edge on my opponents and helped me gain the extra 1% I needed in the race. I have also benefited from the support of the Defence Academy Triathlon Club.”
James needed to finish in the top 4 of his age group to qualify for the World Championships. Shortly after the race, James received the good news from British Triathlon who issued him with his new kit ready for September.
“I’m incredibly proud to represent Great Britain and happy that all the hard work in training has paid off on the day.”