London doctor aims to break "ultra-triathlon" record

Londoner and psychiatrist, Dr Jo Rodda will be attempting to break a World Record to be the fastest woman ever to complete the 'Enduroman Arch to Arc' ultra-triathlon this Saturday.

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London doctor takes on "ultra-triathlon" challenge for charity

Jo is hoping to be the fastest woman ever to complete the challenge

East London doctor Jo Rodda is setting off today on her attempt to break the World Record for the fastest woman ever to complete a 300 mile continuous triathlon. Her 'Enduroman Arch 2 Arc' challenge will see her running 87 miles from Marble Arch to Dover, swimming across the English Channel to Calais, then cycling 180 miles to the Arc d'Triomphe in Paris. Jo is competing to raise funds for the MS Trust charity.

East London doctor aims to beat 92 hour record

Jo training on her bike Credit: Jo Rodda

Jo, from Woodford Green, is a psychiatrist at Victoria Hospital in Romford. She aims to beat the previous record of 92 hours for the gruelling 289 mile continuous triathlon.

Jo has been training hard for the last 6 months and her average training weekend involves six hours swimming, 100 miles on the bike and a 25 mile run.

Jo has some idea of what the event will throw at her, having competed in a 150 mile run through the Sahara Desert.

Her inspiration, friend Simon Malyon, has also managed 180 miles so far on an exercise bike, despite suffering from Multiple Sclerosis.

. Credit: Jo Rodda

To follow Jo’s progress and offer words of encouragement along the way, you can tweet her @Jo2Paris4MS.

For more information on the campaign, visit her website.


An 87 mile run, 22 mile swim and 180 mile cycle for charity

Dr Jo Rodda in training Credit: Jo Rodda

London psychiatrist Jo Rodda is undertaking the challenge for the MS Trust, in support of close friend Simon Malyon who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of MS three weeks before the birth of his second son.

Jo aims to break the fastest female world record for the 289 mile run, swim and cycle.

  • She will be the only woman competing
  • Only 14 people have ever completed the race - including just 4 women
  • Competitors will run 87 miles from Marble Arch to Dover
  • They will swim 22 miles across the channel from Dover to Calais
  • Finally, they will cycle 180 miles to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris
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