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 from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The clock starts at Marble Arch, London and stops at Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Only 24 athletes have ever completed the challenge. The current record is held by 41-year-old Cyril Blanchard of France, currently standing at 59 hours and 56 minutes, a full 2 hours and 31 minutes faster than the previous record, held by 41-year-old John van Wisse of Australia. On August 19, 2011, Rachael Cadman became the first woman to complete the challenge in 97hours, 37minutes. Joanne Rodda finished in 78 hours and 39 mins on 30 September 2014 to become the fastest female finisher. On the 21 September 2015 Grantley Bridge became the oldest man at 53 years old to complete the Arch to Arc in 88 hrs and 7 mins. The youngest person to complete the challenge was 25-year-old Freddie Iron on 17 August 2015 in a time of 77 hrs and 17 mins.
The current team record is held by Team Urban Fitness GB with a time of 35 hours 53 minutes. The 6 man team consisted of Rob Baird, Thomas Reader, Stu Baker, Luke Swain, Edmund Salt and David Grigg. The relay team are only the fourth team in the world to complete the triathlon with split times of 10 hours 12 minutes (Run) 10 hours 51 minutes (Swim) and 11 hours 14 minutes (Bike) beating the previous record held by Shell International by 1 hour 22 minutes and 30 seconds.
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