Alex Yee

Alex Yee is a multiple European and international medal winner based in Leeds. He took home gold at the 2019 Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Nottingham and silver in the WTS race in Abu Dhabi.

Beginning with ITU Duathlon gold medals (2016, 2017), Alex has progressed to compete in U23 and Elite Men triathlons with great success. In 2019, Alex found repeated success with Great Britain’s Mixed Relay teams, ending the year with a Mixed Relay gold in Nottingham and two ITU World Triathlon silver medals at Tokyo and the Lausanne Grand Final. He also achieved individual gold at the Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town.

As well as representing Great Britain in triathlon, he has represented Great Britain at senior level in athletics, including running the 10,000m at the 2018 European Championships. Naturally, Alex’s strength is firmly the run. Increasingly, he is developing tactical awareness, skill and ability on the bike, which will help him get into the right position to unleash his run speed at the end of a triathlon race.

In November 2016, Alex received Sports Aid's One-to-Watch Award from Olympic hero, Mo Farah CBE. Alex is currently running a faster 5,000m time than Mo was at the same age, but says his future lies in triathlon. He is now a member of the UK Sport World Class Lottery Funded British triathlon squad based in Leeds.

Alex was participating in Junior races in 2015, placing 2nd in the Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup behind Norway’s Gustav Iden. He also won the ETU Junior semi-final at Tiszaújváros, completing a one-two podium with GB teammate James Teagle. Yee’s success didn’t slow down in the following year, consistently finishing in the top-five. He demonstrated his strength in land-based disciplines after leaving the Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships with a gold medal, a feat that he repeated at Soria a year later.

Alex's transition from exciting junior prospect to the U23 ranks appeared to be halted by a horrific mid-race crash at an ITU World Cup event in Italy in 2017. However, a winter of rehab and hard work saw him achieve a remarkable 10,000m run time of 27:51.94 in May 2018 and secure selection for the GB Athletics team at the European senior championships in August.

Major Results

Date Event Position
1st Sep 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 2nd
31st Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Lausanne 13th
18th Aug 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Tokyo 2nd
16th Aug 2019 2019 Tokyo ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event 33rd
7th Jul 2019 2019 Hamburg ITU Triathlon Mixed Relay World Championships 10th
6th Jul 2019 2019 Hamburg Wasser World Triathlon 43rd
15th Jun 2019 2019 Accenture World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Nottingham 1st
9th Jun 2019 2019 AJ Bell World Triathlon Leeds 15th
18th May 2019 2019 ITU World Triathlon Yokohama 5th
9th Mar 2019 2019 Daman World Triathlon Mixed Relay Series Abu Dhabi 7th
8th Mar 2019 2019 Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2nd
10th Feb 2019 2019 Discovery Triathlon World Cup Cape Town 1st
22nd Sep 2018 2018 Weihai ITU Triathlon World Cup 3rd
14th Sep 2018 2018 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Gold Coast 10th
17th Jun 2018 2018 Antwerp ITU Triathlon World Cup 49th
2nd Jun 2018 2018 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup 8th
18th Mar 2018 2018 Gran Canaria ETU Sprint Triathlon European Cup 6th
4th Jun 2017 2017 Cagliari ITU Triathlon World Cup DNF
29th Apr 2017 2017 Soria ETU Duathlon European Championships 1st
16th Sep 2016 2016 ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Cozumel 5th
4th Jun 2016 2016 Aviles ITU Duathlon World Championships 1st
28th May 2016 2016 Lisbon ETU Triathlon European Championships 5th
3rd Apr 2016 2016 Quarteira ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 3rd
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup LAP
8th Aug 2015 2015 Tiszaujvaros ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 1st
4th Jul 2015 2015 Holten ETU Triathlon Junior European Cup 2nd

In September 2018 he raced at the ITU World Triathlon Championships on the Gold Coast, finishing 10th in the U23 event – his first Olympic distance race. In his next race, one week later, he won his first senior ITU World Cup medal in China.

It was in March 2019 where Yee took a stunning silver medal on his World Triathlon Series debut in Abu Dhabi. 2019 continued to be a successful year with Alex featuring in British Mixed Relay teams that won gold in Nottingham and silver in Tokyo. He also triumphed individually, taking gold earlier in the year at the Cape Town Discovery Triathlon World Cup.

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