Beginning on October 31, 2018, Paul will attempt to complete 100 Olympic distance triathlons in 100 days.
What is an Olympic distance triathlon?
The Olympic distance triathlon is made up of
- Swim 1,500 metres
- Cycle 40km
- Run 10km
The disciplines are completed in this order immediately after each other.
It is the same distance that Alistair Brownlee competed over and won gold medals in both the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
And this is what happens to the best of athletes when you have a bad day over this distance:
The challenge will run until February 7, 2019 and see Paul complete a triathlon even on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
It will be physically and mentally demanding, as well as require a vast amount of time. Paul will complete the challenge while continuing in his role as Managing Editor of Police Professional, the UK’s national weekly police journal.
The swims are likely to be all done in pools with the cycle rides completed on a mixture of road and gym (Wattbike). The runs will be almost all on the road.
They will be recorded by a triathlon watch and videos and details will be added to Strava here.
You can follow Paul’s progress on Latest Updates where he will post videos and blogs about each day’s activity, or by following on social media.