Triathlon? Ironman? Fergeddaboutit. A stroll in the park compared to this: the Arch to Arc, a 289-mile run, swim and cycle from London's Marble Arch to Paris' Arc De Triomphe. Only five mortals have ever completed the gruelling course, and on Saturday hedge fund manager Nino Baglione set off on his own attempt to break the current record of 81 hours and 5 minutes. Sadly, having jogged the 89 miles to Dover, his plans were wrecked by the bane of many a booze-cruise: bad weather forced Baglione to catch a Calais-bound ferry, and cycle on from there. He is expected to complete the race today, before returning via a more conventional method. Still, it's nice to know there's an alternative when Eurostar is delayed and the airlines want to rip passengers off.
"Arch To Arc" Attempt Runs Aground
Last Updated 22 September 2008