The Enduroman Arch to Arc Triathlon is an ultra-distance triathlon. The triathlon starts with an 87-mile run (140 km) from London's Marble Arch to Dover on the Kent coast, then a cross-Channel swim (shortest distance 21 miles/33.8 km) to the French coast, and finishes with a 180-mile (289.7 km) bike ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.
The clock starts at Marble Arch, London and stops at the Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Only 28 athletes have ever completed the challenge. As of June 2016[update] the record for the course is 59 hours and 56 minutes, set by Cyril Blanchard of France, beating the previous record of 61 hours, 27 minutes set in 2014 by Jon Van Wisse of Australia. On August 19, 2011, Rachael Cadman became the first woman to complete the challenge, in 97 hours, 37 minutes. Joanne Rodda finished in 78 hours, 39 minutes on 30 September 2014 to become the fastest female finisher. In August 2015, 25-year-old Freddie Iron became the youngest man to complete the Arch to Arc, in a time of 77 hours, 17 minutes. On 21 September 2015, at 53 years old, Grantley Bridge became the oldest man to complete it, in 88 hours, 7 minutes.
In 2018, Frenchwoman Marine Leleu finished the competition in 69h52, setting the new female record for the event. She lost her title a few weeks later to Perrine Fages who finished the competition in 67h21.
In August 2017, Douglas Waymark got into difficulty about half-way through the cross-Channel swimming element of the event. After being airlifted to William Harvey Hospital in Ashford, he later died.
|2019||Jacomina Eijkelboom||66h 56|
|2018||Perrine Fages||67h 21|
|2017||Rachel Hill||88 h 30|
|2014||Joanne Rodda||78h 39'|
|2013||Judith Martin||76h 23'||Rachel Hessom||167h 7'|
|2012||Michelle Rothwell||92h 0'|
|2011||Rachael Cadman||97h 37'||Michelle Santilhano||120h 16'|
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- Patrick Hatch (29 August 2014). "Australian John Van Wisse breaks world record in Arch to Arc triathlon from London to Paris". Sydney Morning Herald.
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- Natalie Glanvill (23 October 2014). "Woodford Green resident is fastest female to complete 289-mile Arch to Arc triathlon". Lancashire Telegraph.
- "Freddie Iron's Enduroman Arch to Arc charity triathlon triumph". Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge. August 2015.
- "Arch to Arc Records". Enduroman Ultra Events. Retrieved 8 August 2017.
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- "Douglas Waymark dies attempting to swim English Channel". BBC News. 8 August 2017.
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