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Business School tutor takes on the Ironman World Champs

25 Sep 2012

University of Sydney Business School tutor James Goswell is gearing up to take on the world's best at the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii on 13 October, 2012.

James, who graduated from the Business School with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2011 and now tutors in Business Analytics, will not only be racing for personal glory, but will also be carrying the Business School message globally, thanks to a sponsorship package that will see the Business School logo emblazoned across the chest of his Kona racing suit.

"I have been fortunate enough to have the support of seven great sponsors, including the Business School," James said recently. "Without that support, even getting to the big international races would be extremely difficult."

James' race kit also features a very prominent logo for the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME), an organisation that James is very proud to be able to support.

"I have been involved with AIME as a mentor since 2010, and I can say that it's been the most fun and most rewarding part of my university experience," James said. "It costs about $3000 to put an indigenous student through the AIME program, so I set myself the target of raising $3000 this year, prior to leaving for Kona to race."

At the time of writing, James has already surpassed his goal, with a total of $3208 raised so far. "It was a great feeling to reach my goal, but every dollar counts," he said. "It would be fantastic to see that figure go even higher, to fund even more students through the AIME program next year."

If you would like to donate to James' AIME fundraising, you can do so at his AIME for Kona fundraising page.

You can also follow James on his journey to Kona and share in his successes at his personal website.