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Sam Wade

I grew up in Oxted, Surrey & since a young age sport has played a large part in my life as I pursued a variety of sports including; tennis, hockey, athletics, football, rugby, swimming. I competed to county standard in both swimming & running but it was football that was my big passion up until I left college captaining my 1st XI and having a summer trial at Portsmouth FC. However following my swimming coach at the time introducing me to triathlon in 2009, & after buying a road bike, I was hooked & I have continued my development at Cardiff Metropolitan University under the guidance of my coach Andrew Lane.

I have over the past 5yrs gone on to claim multiple titles at University Level winning the BUCS Standard Distance Championships event in 2013, 2015 & the BUCS Sprint Triathlon in 2015 as well as becoming World & European Age-Group Standard Distance Champion in 2013. Due to these performances I was selected for the Great Britain Triathlon Team to take part in the World University Triathlon Championships in Brazil where I placed 13th in incredibly tough conditions. My biggest result to date came in 2014 in London where I placed 3rd at the Elite London triathlon & I aim to produce more of these results in the future.

Additional Info

  • Occupation: Student
  • Specialist sport(s): Triathlon
  • Sports highlights:
    • British Universities Duathlon Championships 2011,2012,2013,2014- 3rd Overall
    • British Universities Sprint Triathlon 2013- 2nd Overall
    • British Universities Olympic Triathlon 2013- 1st Overall
    • Cholmondeley Castle Olympic Triathlon 2013- 1st Overall
    • Elite British Sprint Triathlon Championships 2013- 3rd Senior Male
    • ETU European Standard Distance Triathlon Championships 2013, Alanya - 1st 20-24AG (3rd Overall)
    • ITU World Standard Distance Triathlon Championships 2013, London- 1st 20-24AG (4th Overall)
    • World University Triathlon Championships 2014, Brasilia- 13th
    • London Elite Triathlon 2014- 3rd Overall
    • Hever Castle Olympic Triathlon 2014, 2015 - 2nd Overall
    • British Triathlon Super Series 2014: 5th (Final Ranking)
    • British Universities Triathlon Sprint Triathlon Championships 2015- 1st overall 

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