Enduroman Arch to Arc

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Jenny Smith's course from London to Paris for the A2A

The Enduroman Arch to Arc Triathlon (A2A) 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 33.5 km English Channel crossing to the French coast, and finishes with a 180-mile (289.7 km) bike from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

The Enduroman clock starts at Marble Arch, London and finishes at Arc de Triomphe, Paris. Only 52 athletes have ever completed the challenge.

Record Holders

  • The overall wetsuit record is held by Lionel Jourdan of France in 49 hours 24 minutes set on 6 August 2020.
  • The men's non-wetsuit record holder is Chris Leek of Great Britain in 69 hours 29 minutes set on 2 August 2019.
  • On 19 August 2011, Rachael Cadman became the first woman to complete the challenge in 97 hours 37 minutes.
  • The women's wetsuit record is held by Jacomina Eijkelboom of the Netherlands in 66 hours 56 minutes set on 16 June 2019.
  • The women's non-wetsuit record is held by Jenny Smith of the USA in 72 hours 26 minutes set on 9 August 2022.
  • On the 21 September 2015, Grantley Bridge became the oldest man at 53 years old to complete the Arch to Arc in 88 hours 7 minutes.
  • The youngest person to complete the challenge was 25-year-old Freddie Iron on 17 August 2015 in a time of 77 hours 17 minutes.

A2A Finishers

  • 1st: Edgar Ette (Great Britain) in 81 hours 5 minutes on 30 July 2001 (Run 20:34 + T1 - Dover 19:35 + Swim 17:30 + T2 - Calais 4:38 + Bike 18:48)
  • 2nd: Andy Mouncey (Great Britain) in 115 hours 29 minutes in September 2003 (Run 18:30 + T1 - Dover 59:47 + Swim 12:38 + T2 - Calais 10:16 + Bike 14:17)
  • 3rd: Julian Crabtree (South Africa) in 87 hours 37 minutes on 30 July 2007 (Run 28:29 + T1 - Dover 17:59 + Swim 13:57 + T2 - Calais 5:43 + Bike 21:29)
  • 4th: Steve Haywood (Great Britain) in 103 hours 49 minutes on 21 August 2007 (Run 18:54 + T1 - Dover 44:46 + Swim 16:03 + T2 - Calais 8:51 + Bike 15:15)
  • 5th: Tom Beaver (Great Britain) in 85 hours 56 minutes on 6 September 2008 (Run 21:19 + T1 - Dover 17:57 + Swim 20:44 + T2 - Calais 6:36 + Bike 19:20)
  • 6th: Dave Farrell (Great Britain) in 134 hours 51 minutes on 10 August 2009 (Run 27:51 + T1 - Dover 57:09 + Swim 20:02 + T2 - Calais 11:39 + Bike 18:10)
  • 7th: Jay Goss (Great Britain) in 106 hours 41 minutes on 28 August 2010 (Run 22:13 + T1 - Dover 41:51 + Swim 14:09 + T2 - Calais 11:55 + Bike 16:33)
  • 8th: Rachael Cadman (Great Britain) in 97 hours 37 minutes on 19 August 2011 (Run 23:21 + T1 - Dover 24:28 + Swim 16:33 + T2 - Calais 12:59 + Bike 20:16)
  • 9th: Michele Santilhano (USA) in 120 hours 16 minutes on 27 August 2011 (Run 24:22 + T1 - Dover 50:43 + Swim 17:03 + T2 - Calais 6:34 + Bike 21:34)
  • 10th: Michelle Rothwell (Great Britain) in 92 hours 0 minutes on 24 July 2012 (Run 20:53 + T1 - Dover 26:31 + Swim 19:07 + T2 - Calais 10:04 + Bike 15:25)
  • 11th: Mark Bayliss (Great Britain) in 73 hours 38 minutes on 10 September 2012 (Run 26:20 + T1 - Dover 14:00 + Swim 11:48 + T2 - Calais 3:22 + Bike 18:09), non-wetsuit swim
  • 12th: Rachel Hessom (Great Britain) in 167 hours 7 minutes on 14 July 2013 (Run 26:42 + T1 - Dover 97:27 + Swim 14:13 + T2 - Calais 5:36 + Bike 23:09), non-wetsuit swim
  • 13th: Same Langmead (Great Britain) in 80 hours 42 minutes on 1 September 2013 (Run 25:26 + T1 - Dover 15:34 + Swim 15:25 + T2 - Calais 4:45 + Bike 19:32)
  • 14th: Giorgio Alessi (Italy) in 118 hours 36 minutes on 1 July 2014 (Run 24:04 + T1 - Dover 24:41 + Swim 27:17 + T2 - Calais 13:41 + Bike 28:51)
  • 15th: Dave Kershaw (Great Britain) in 148 hours 4 minutes on 24 July 2014 (Run 27:19 + T1 - Dover 69:18 + Swim 17:57 + T2 - Calais 13:07 + Bike 19:05)
  • 16th: Ian Rivers (Great Britain) in 131 hours 4 minutes on 1 August 2014 (Run 26:18 + T1 - Dover 64:19 + Swim 14:18 + T2 - Calais 10:18 + Bike 15:51)
  • 17th: Neil Kapoor (Great Britain) in 117 hours 45 minutes on 25 August 2014 (Run 20:18 + T1 - Dover 39:09 + Swim 16:23 + T2 - Calais 15:31 + Bike 26:24)
  • 18th: John van Wisse (Australia) in 61 hours 27 minutes on 23 August 2014 (Run 15:53 + T1 - Dover 8:25 + Swim 12:31 + T2 - Calais 10:31 + Bike 14:07)
  • 19th: Nick Thomas (Great Britain) in 80 hours 50 minutes on 1 September 2014 (Run 19:26 + T1 - Dover 24:54 + Swim 15:34 + T2 - Calais 7:00 + Bike 13:56)
  • 20th: Paul Parrish (Great Britain) in 84 hours 44 minutes on 14 September 2014 (Run 21:55 + T1 - Dover 18:05 + Swim 17:25 + T2 - Calais 6:35 + Bike 20:44)
  • 21st: Jo Rodda (Great Britain) in 78 hours 39 minutes on 26 September 2014 (Run 19:52 + T1 - Dover 16:47 + Swim 15:40 + T2 - Calais 9:06 + Bike 17:14)
  • 22nd: Andrei Rosu (Romania) in 85 hours 30 minutes on 28 June 2015 (Run 18:12 + T1 - Dover 15:39 + Swim 20:44 + T2 - Calais 7:55 + Bike 23:00)
  • 23rd: Freddie Iron (Great Britain) in 77 hours 17 minutes on 17 August 2015 (Run 18:55 + T1 - Dover 15:18 + Swim 15:00 + T2 - Calais 13:46 + Bike 14:18)
  • 24th: Grantley Bridge (Great Britain) in 88 hours 7 minutes on 28 August 2015 (Run 19:03 + T1 - Dover 20:17 + Swim 18:29 + T2 - Calais 12:45 + Bike 17:33)
  • 25th: Cyril Blanchard (France) in 59 hours 56 minutes on 22 June 2016 (Run 18:35 + T1 - Dover 6:21 + Swim 14:47 + T2 - Calais 6:25 + Bike 13:48)
  • 26th: Douglas Waymark (Great Britain) on 6 August 2017; Waymark passed away during his attempt
  • 27th: Rachel Hill (Great Britain) in 88 hours 30 minutes on 12 August 2017 (Run 26:00:19 + T1 - Dover 13:33 + Swim 17:32 + T2 - Calais 13:23 + Bike 18:06), non-wetsuit swim
  • 28th: Marine Leleu (France) in 69 hours 52 minutes on 23 June 2018 (Run 17:56 + T1 - Dover 7:48 + Swim 15:06 + T2 - Calais 12:25 + Bike 16:37)
  • 29th: Ludovic Chorgnon (France) in 60 hours 39 minutes on 4 July 2018 (Run 16:25 + T1 - Dover 6:24 + Swim 18:56 + T2 - Calais 4:55 + Bike 13:59)
  • 30th: Jozsef Rokob (Hungary) in 67 hours 19 minutes on 4 July 2018 (Run 17:19 + T1 - Dover 8:42 + Swim 17:04 + T2 - Calais 8:13 + Bike 16:01)
  • 31st: Nino Fraguela (Cuba) in 92 hours 40 minutes on 24 July 2018 (Run 32:14 + T1 - Dover 7:28 + Swim 15:08 + T2 - Calais 10:46 + Bike 27:04)
  • 32nd: Perrine Fages (France) in 67 hours 21 minutes on 19 August 2018 (Run 18:33 + T1 - Dover 5:16 + Swim 20:31 + T2 - Calais 3:17 + Bike 19:44)
  • 33rd: Martin Pritchard-Howarth (Great Britain) in 71 hours 34 minutes on 27 August 2018 (Run 17:41 + T1 - Dover 14:11 + Swim 16:31 + T2 - Calais 7:25 + Bike 15:46)
  • 34th: Dany Perray (France) in 60 hours 18 minutes on 23 September 2018 (Run 18:57 + T1 - Dover 5:23 + Swim 17:43 + T2 - Calais 4:23 + Bike 13:51)
  • 35th: Laura Marshall (Australia) in 81 hours 28 minutes on 2 October 2018 (Run 21:52 + T1 - Dover 13:42 + Swim 15:35 + T2 - Calais 9:51 + Bike 20:28), non-wetsuit
  • 36th: Jacomina Eijkelboom (Netherlands) in 66 hours 56 minutes on 16 June 2019 (Run 18:55 + T1 - Dover 9:29 + Swim 16:30 + T2 - Calais 3:41 + Bike 18:21), women's record holder
  • 37th: Brice Bonneviale (France) in 75 hours 45 minutes on 22 June 2019 (Run 16:55 + T1 - Dover 13:30 + Swim 21:51 + T2 - Calais 8:52 + Bike 14:37)
  • 38th: Calum Muress (Great Britain) in 91 hours 16 minutes on 3 July 2019 (Run 30:17 + T1 - Dover 8:09 + Swim 16:26 + T2 - Calais 12:18 + Bike 24:06)
  • 39th: Anatoly Markin (Russia) in 81 hours 12 minutes on 15 July 2019 (Run 19:20 + T1 - Dover 14:10 + Swim 16:49 + T2 - Calais 12:26 + Bike 18:27)
  • 40th: Chris Spencer (Great Britain) in 86 hours 3 minutes on 23 July 2019 (Run 23:55 + T1 - Dover 10:59 + Swim 20:24 + T2 - Calais 13:07 + Bike 17:38)
  • 41st: Chris Leek (Great Britain) in 69 hours 29 minutes on 2 August 2019 (Run 18:42 + T1 - Dover 13:23 + Swim 15:28 + T2 - Calais 4:02 + Bike 17:54), men's non-wetsuit record holder
  • 42nd: Julien Deneyer (Belgium) in 52 hours 30 minutes on 20 August 2019 (Run 15:52 + T1 - Dover 8:08 + Swim 13:14 + T2 - Calais 2:21 + Bike 12:55)
  • 43rd: Daniel Coughlan (Great Britain) in 77 hours 9 minutes on 22 August 2019 (Run 19:30 + T1 - Dover 14:10 + Swim 15:22 + T2 - Calais 12:34 + Bike 15:33)
  • 44th: Mayank Vaid (India) in 50 hours 24 minutes on 25 August 2019 (Run 16:35 + T1 - Dover 5:12 + Swim 12:48 + T2 - Calais 2:20 + Bike 13:29)
  • 45th: Kate Mason (Great Britain) in 98 hours 19 minutes on 8 September 2019 (Run 34:43 + T1 - Dover 10:07 + Swim 13:40 + T2 - Calais 13:34 + Bike 26:15)
  • 46th: Lionel Jourdan (France) in 49 hours 24 minutes on 6 August 2020 (Run 13:18 + T1 - Dover 4:59 + Swim 17:01 + T2 - Calais 2:15 + Bike 11:51), current men's record holder
  • 47th: Jean-Charles Harbonnier in 55 hours 50 minutes on 7 July 2022 (Run 15:35 + T1 - Dover 5:30 + Swim 14:51 + T2 - Calais 4:54 + Bike 15:00)
  • 48th: Richard Stabler (Great Britain) in 78 hours 47 minutes on 31 July 2022 (Run 19:44 + T1 - Dover 11:29 + Swim 16:50 + T2 - Calais 10:06 + Bike 20:38)
  • 49th: Jenny Smith (USA) in 72 hours 26 minutes on 9 August 2022 (Run 24:15 + T1 - Dover 6:46 + Swim 14:03 + T2 - Calais 9:18 + Bike 18:04), women's non-wetsuit record holder
  • 50th: Thomas Ostré (France) in 65 hours 14 minutes on 7 August 2022 (Run 19:32 + T1 - Dover 9:11 + Swim 15:31 + T2 - Calais 9:14 + Bike 11:46)
  • 51st: Andrew Keegan in 91 hours 41 minutes on 22 September 2022 (Run 17:25 + T1 - Dover 39:27 + Swim 11:20 + T2 - Calais 8:28 + Bike 15:01), fastest swim record holder
  • 52nd: Arnaud de Meester in 71 hours 55 minutes on 4 October 2022 (Run 21:28 + T1 - Dover 05:58 + Swim 17:44 + T2 - Calais 10:32 + Bike 16:13)

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