George is part of the UK Sport World Class Lottery Funded British Paratriathlon squad. He competes in the PTS5 category and is based at the Loughborough Triathlon Performance Centre. He represented ParalympicsGB at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
George suffered a traumatic injury to his left leg/ankle when he was two and a half years old. He had several reconstructive surgeries, and leg lengthening procedures at Sheffield Children's Hospital. He has reduced range of movement, his left leg is longer than his right, and his left foot is three shoe sizes smaller than his right. He has zero inversion/eversion movement in his left ankle.
He first started triathlon in 2009 following his leg lengthening operation. Two years later, in 2011, he was classified as a Paratriathlete at a British Triathlon Talent ID day. In 2013 he won his first major medal, a bronze at the ITU World Championships in London - at 17 years - old that made him the youngest paratriathlon medallist ever.
The classification structure was changed after that, making George’s class much more challenging, but after five more years of hard work, he won a global medal again in 2018.
George went on to his first Paralympic Games as the youngest member of the paratriathlon team in Rio. He was first out of the water and led during the bike section. He was overtaken during the run, his weakest discipline due to his impairment, and finished seventh.
Most athletes in his classification have arm, rather than leg impairments. This means that George usually gains a lead during the swim section of races, but he is at a disadvantage during the run due to his leg impairments. This makes his classification particularly exciting to watch as the faster runners come through in the latter stages.
George had a breakthrough season in 2018. He made significant improvements to his running, making him much harder to catch. He finished on the podium at every international event he started during the season, including winning ITU World Championship bronze on the Gold Coast. As well as triathlon, George has also represented Great Britain in paracycling and won a UCI Time Trial World Cup Silver in 2018.
George comes from a family of high-achieving triathletes. His brother Jack, who is five years older, has represented the Great Britain Age Group team at both triathlon and duathlon, and has guided visually impaired paratriatheltes in international events. Jack married paratriathlete, Alison Patrick in October 2018. His mum has completed ten consecutive London Marathons and his dad got into triathlon following a running injury. Both parents have completed Ironman triathlons.