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Yesterday Andy and I got the news that James Williamson had died unexpectedly in South Africa. Jimi had been racing in the Cape Epic (a 10 day mtb stage race) and just didn't wake up yesterday morning.
Both of us will really miss Jimi. He was an awesome guy and rarely without a smile on his face. For an elite athlete he was also one of the nicest, humblest and brightest guys you could hope to meet.
It's a huge shock and I still can't really believe it. My thoughts are with his partner Niki Fisher and the rest of his family.
Jimi, you were taken too soon. I'll really treasure that smash-fest in the Dandenongs a few weeks ago when you taught us all how to climb. Rest in peace mate.