Visit London Blog » ewan thomas http://blog.visitlondon.com Enjoy the very best of London Fri, 22 May 2015 17:44:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.2 Three Cities, Three Races: The Eurostar Tri-City-Athlon http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/09/three-cities-three-races-the-eurostar-tri-city-athlon/ http://blog.visitlondon.com/2010/09/three-cities-three-races-the-eurostar-tri-city-athlon/#comments Tue, 14 Sep 2010 09:44:46 +0000 http://blog.visitlondon.com/?p=14507 The Eurostar Tri-City-Athlon is a brilliant idea: increase the challenge of a triathlon by staging each leg of the race in a different European city.

And rest between races onboard the ever-relaxing Eurostar

So as you were all tucked up in your beds this morning, 120 of us were up at 5.30 French time getting ready to brave the Bassin de la Villette in Paris. 

The competitors range from first timers to athletes such as Karen Pickering, Ewan Thomas as well as the Brownlee brothers straight in from the Triathlon World Series. 

As it hit 7.30 and the light just came up, the gun went, and off we went…  A bit too cold for my liking, but hey ho. 

I managed to come in under 25 mins with the winner doing around 18 mins and slowest about 45 min.  We are now on the Eurostar heading off to Brussels for the 40km cycle. It’ll be interesting as all 120 athletes are starting together. I’m looking forward to taking in sights such the King’s Palace, Atomium, Stade Roi Baudouin and a couple of trams!

I’ll let you know how we get on. Better go now, breakfast is being served :)

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