Great Britain triathlete Alex Yee is the latest guest to join us on the SportsAid Vault Podcast!
Alex, who was supported by the Dave Aitchison Fund through SportsAid in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, already has multiple European and international medals to his name at senior level. He enjoyed an illustrious career in the junior ranks – winning silver at the Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup in 2015 followed by consecutive golds at the ITU Duathlon World Championships in Aviles and Soria – in 2016 and 2017 respectively.
Episode 5 - Aex Yee – Being in the Moment
Alex’s early success led to him being presented with SportsAid’s One-to-Watch Award as an 18-year-old. He has also excelled on the track and in cross country running – posting quicker 5,000m times than Mo Farah did as a junior. He was crowned senior British 10,000m champion in 2018 and finished 14th at the European Athletics Championships that summer.
Back on the triathlon front, having stepped up to senior level, Alex won bronze at the Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup in China in September 2018 before claiming gold at the Cape Town Discovery Triathlon World Cup, followed by silver on his World Triathlon Series debut in Abu Dhabi, in early 2019. He also enjoyed repeated success in mixed relay teams that year.
This saw him take home gold from the Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series in Nottingham, as well as silver from the ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series in Tokyo and the ITU World Triathlon Grand Final in Lausanne. He recently finished fourth in the opening round of the World Triathlon Series in Yokohama before winning gold in Leeds.