2017 British Middle Distance Champion George Goodwin is already a multiple IRONMAN 70.3 winner as he looks to cement himself as a fixture at the very highest level.
George began racing at the tender ager of 12, and competed at World, European and National Championships as a junior. In 2017 he made the decision to focus on the longer-distance races and turned professional.
In the same year he embarked on the Castle Triathlon Series in the UK, Ireland and France, winning races at Hever, Chantilly and Cholmondeley before his victory in the British National Championships.
The 2018 season saw George expand his horizons and move into international racing as he earned a fifth-place finish at the European Middle-Distance Championships. He also made his debut on the 70.3 circuit, finishing second in Staffordshire and third in Lanzarote.
He also earned victories at Triathlon Vitoria-Gasteiz and the Scottish Duathlon during the same year, winning the latter for the second time.
George’s rapid progress continued in 2019 as he claimed his first two 70.3 victories, coming out on top at both Staffordshire and Weymouth and producing a then-course record during the latter.
The campaign was rounded off by a solid performance at the 70.3 European Championship (sixth) and a highly impressive 12th at the World Championship after spending much of the run mixing it with the legends of the sport in the top 10.
George’s most painful experience to date was at the 70.3 World Championship in Nice when he got a stitch with 10km remaining in the run and saw a top 10-finish slip through his fingers. Anguish which was both physical and mental.
When discussing his heroes, Geroge is not a fan of naming sportsmen and women, suggesting “we are quite selfish”. Instead he points to his mother as a hero as she works for the National Health Service (NHS) in the UK and makes a difference to people's lives every day.