|By Press Release|
After running, swimming and cycling over 290 punishing miles from London to Paris inov-8 athlete, Mark Bayliss, successfully completed the Enduroman Arch to Arc triathlon* setting a new World Record of 73 hours and 39 minutes*. Starting from Marble Arch in London, the event involves a gruelling 87 mile run to Dover, a Channel swim from Dover to Calais and a 181 mile bike ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe, Paris. (Individual section times below)
Mark Bayliss becomes the first person to have completed the ultra distance triathlon without the use of a wetsuit for the Channel swim and only the 11th athlete to have ever finished the Enduroman Arch to Arc.
On being only the 11th individual to finish the Enduroman Arch to Arc, breaking the existing world record and setting a world first Mark (humbly) said “I went out wanting an adventure and we have had an adventure, it’s going to a take a while to sink in. At the moment it just feels like I am standing on a street corner (in Paris)”
He carries on “I know it’s not a normal thing but since I have been training for years for this, and it was just putting together all the pieces that I do regularly, it doesn’t feel that abnormal and as such hasn’t fully hit me. It just feels, ‘Job done’ and home to friends and family”
Mark’s success will hopefully inspire other committed athletes who in the future will be taking on some of the toughest endurance events in the world as part of the inov-8TM Challenge Series.