James Seear ("Jimmy") was born in South Africa on 4 July 1986 and later moved to the United States before his family settled in Australia some sixteen years ago. His is a family that has the sport of triathlon in its genes, his older sister Maxine having represented Australia in triathlon at the Athens Olympics.
At just 28 years of age, his rise in the sport of triathlon has been marked. He has already represented Australia at Six World Championships and sat atop the International Triathlon Union's (ITU) world under-23 rankings for 2009, following a second place finish at the ITU World Under-23 Championships (held on the Gold Coast, Australia 2009). In broad summary, James has already captured three national titles, nineteen international podiums and fourteen national medals.
James' training is building up steadily under the close guidance of Ben Day. With Ben's guidance, and the support of his family, James has his sights set on 70.3 World Title and reaching the pinnacle in Kona Ironman.
James has travelled extensively throughout the world and, accordingly, has experienced different environments and cultures which give's him a well-grounded and affable personality. He gets along with everyone he comes into contact with and his cheeky smile is very recognisable in a crowd. He has great general knowledge and integrity, a practical mind and sound educational background which, coupled with his achievements to date, make him a sound, credible and attractive sponsorship prospect. Training in an environment of internationally successful athletes and coaches and enjoying the benefits of a very supportive family, James has every opportunity to become one of the most notable Australian Triathletes of his era. Many observers have commented that Jimmy will really shine when he moves to longer distance formats (such as Ironman) and that is a challenge that he is looking forward to meeting.