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1064 mile endurance challenge in six and a half days for cancer research
In April two seasoned elite adventure racers, Bruce Duncan and Anthony
Emmet, are going to take on the biggest challenge of their lives to
raise valuable funds for Cancer Research UK.
The Epic Tri (http://theepictri.com/
) is a triathlon with a difference - a 65 mile run over 42 mountain
tops followed by 874 miles of almost non stop tandem cycling and
finishing with a 125 mile kayak race, all to be completed in only six
and a half days.
The Epic Tri is a combination of three of the longest and toughest
endurance challenges the UK has to offer, with Duncan and Emmet
tackling these in quick succession. The Epic Tri begins with The Bob
Graham, a legendary 65 mile run over 42 mountain tops in the Lake
District to be completed within 24 hours. Duncan and Emmet will follow
this with 874 miles of almost non-stop cycling from John O'Groats to
Lands End on a tandem in a target time of sixty hours. This monster
adventure race will finish with the Devizes to Westminster
International Canoe Race, a 125 mile and 77 portage kayak race, which
they hope to finish in 24 hours. They will start The Bob Graham on
Monday 18 April and they expect to reach Westminster Bridge in London
on Sunday 24 April, a total of six and a half days.
Bruce Duncan and Anthony Emmet both wanted to do something for charity
but as extreme endurance athletes they felt they couldn't get away
with running a 10km fun run to raise money for Cancer Research. They
are more at home racing for days on end in the middle of nowhere for
hundreds of kilometers without rest. As a result they conceived this
challenge of epic proportions. They know they will suffer a lot but
at the end of it they know they can stop and recover and are well
aware that many cancer sufferers don't have the luxury of being able
to stop and turn off their pain.
Bruce Duncan, three times winner of the Wenger Patagonian Expedition
Race and Winner of the 2010 Nokia Coast to Coast Adventure Challenge -
Expert category, said: 'The Epic Tri will be a huge undertaking, it
will far outweigh any of the huge multisport adventure races we have
done before but with a personal incentive we will push through the
pain to raise as much as we can for Cancer Research'
For more information on the Epic Tri - http://theepictri.com/
21. August 58
FRANK UIJLENBROEK WORLDSPORTPICS