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David McNamee on tackling Ironman

David McNamee on tackling Ironman

Along with Joe Skipper, David McNamee was the break-out Brit Ironman male of the 2015 season. McNamee came through the British Triathlon set-up before leaving for the long-course world in late 2014. The next year saw him take the Ironman UK title and finish 11th at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii, the best male Brit of the day and with the fastest marathon time, too.

The race led to the Scot joining the BMC Etixx Pro Tri Team for 2016, working alongside Will Clarke, Liz Blatchford and a host of non-drafting pros aiming for long-course dominance. We caught up with the 27-year-old to talk through his career… ON STARTING TRI…

I started triathlon at the New Year’s Day triathlon in Edinburgh, it was freezing and I was horrific. [Scot pro] Fraser Cartmell won it and that was cool to see; six months later I was training with him in Stirling. British Triathlon became involved after I was fourth at Blenheim; a few weeks later I was racing the ITU World Series at Kitzbuhel and didn’t have a clue who anyone was. But I came sixteenth and that got me into the U23 Worlds that year and I ended […]

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