British Woman Finishes Enduroman Race

Rachael Cadman completes grueling race in 97 hours.

British Royal Air Force Officer Rachael Cadman has become the first women in the world to complete the Enduroman Arch2Arc challenge, billed as the toughest triathlon in the world.

The challenge is an 87 mile run from London’s Marble Arch to Dover, swimming the English Channel of 23 miles, and finally cycling 187 miles from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris.

She began her challenge on Friday August 19 and finished the run at Dover in 23 hours 21 minutes, with a 24 hour wait at Dover, and completed the Channel swim in 16 hours 33 minutes.

After a 13 hour pause at Calais, Rachael finished the challenge by cycling to Paris in 20 hours 16 minutes on Tuesday evening (August 23), a total time of 97 hours 37, the fourth fastest time out of eight to complete the challenge.

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