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Perfect conditions as 7000 compete in Blenheim Triathlon

Athletes from across the country have taken to the water, saddle and road this weekend for the Bloodwise Blenheim Palace Triathlon.

Set in the grounds of the UNESCO world heritage site and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, the two-thousand acre site played host to world-class athletes, first-timers and the renowned weekend warriors, who were attempting to take part in as many sprint distance triathlons over the course of the weekend as possible.

The group of 62 'weekend warriors' completed an impressive 211 sprint distance triathlons on the first day, making a total of 158.25km in the water, 4177.8km on the bike and 1,139.4km on foot.

Bloodwise are now on track to raise £300,000 from the event, which will be invested in ground breaking research and clinical drugs trials for patients with blood cancers such as leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.

Over 1000 of their fundraisers across the county came together to help raise money for the worthwhile cause.

Women’s Elite:

Sophie Coldwell 01:05:51 Sophia Saller 01:07:07 Beth Potter 01:08:18

Men’s Elite:

Gordon Benson 00:58:26 Chris Perham 00:58:35 James Teagle 00:58:35