Alex Yee is a member of the UK Sport World Class Lottery Funded British triathlon squad based in Leeds. 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.
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.
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.
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.
At the age of eight, Alex took part in a Kids of Steel Triathlon and enjoyed it so much that it followed his father, Ron, into the sport. When his local club set up a junior section, he went along to the first session and has continued since. He is still a member of the Crystal Palace club, but now trains at the Leeds Triathlon Centre and attends Leeds Beckett University.
His younger brother and sister also both compete in triathlon. His father was a competitive shooter in his years in the army and also won the BUCS championships. Alex's father is Chinese, which is where the surname, Yee originates from.
|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 Novemember 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.