EUROSTAR TRI-CITY-ATHLON

12 Sep 2010

And the winners are: Théo Reyberotte from France and Seonid Murray from Liverpool

Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service that links the UK with the Continent, today celebrated its role as Official International Rail Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by hosting its unique and record breaking Tri-City-Athlon. Following a day of intense competition in Paris, Brussels and London, the winning athletes are Théo Rebeyrotte from France and Seonid Murray from Liverpool.

More than 100 amateur triathletes participated alongside a host of Olympians in the challenging event celebrating the London 2012 Games. Earlier this morning, the contestants completed a 1.5km swim in Paris, followed by a 40km bike ride in Brussels and concluded the day with a 10 km run in London's Regents Park.

Included in the Tri-City-Athlon starting blocks were:

  • Record-breaking triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee (the 'Brownlee brothers'), hot on the heels of their Budapest success where they respectively won the elite triathlon race at the World Championship Series Grand Final and took top honours in the "Under-23" category.
  • Triathlete Vanessa Raw
  • World champion swimmer Karen Pickering
  • And current 400m British record holder, Iwan Thomas.

The day culminated with a prize giving ceremony, as Théo Rebeyrotte from France, and Seonid Murray from Liverpool were awarded the top prizes.

Contestants completed the Tri-City-Athlon in the following times:

 

And the winners are: Théo Reyberotte from France and Seonid Murray from Liverpool


Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service that links the UK with the Continent, today celebrated its role as Official International Rail Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by hosting its unique and record breaking Tri-City-Athlon. Following a day of intense competition in Paris, Brussels and London, the winning athletes are Théo Rebeyrotte from France and Seonid Murray from Liverpool.


More than 100 amateur triathletes participated alongside a host of Olympians in the challenging event celebrating the London 2012 Games. Earlier this morning, the contestants completed a 1.5km swim in Paris, followed by a 40km bike ride in Brussels and concluded the day with a 10 km run in London’s Regents Park.

 

And the winners are: Théo Reyberotte from France and Seonid Murray from Liverpool


Eurostar, the high-speed passenger rail service that links the UK with the Continent, today celebrated its role as Official International Rail Services Provider to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by hosting its unique and record breaking Tri-City-Athlon. Following a day of intense competition in Paris, Brussels and London, the winning athletes are Théo Rebeyrotte from France and Seonid Murray from Liverpool.


More than 100 amateur triathletes participated alongside a host of Olympians in the challenging event celebrating the London 2012 Games. Earlier this morning, the contestants completed a 1.5km swim in Paris, followed by a 40km bike ride in Brussels and concluded the day with a 10 km run in London’s Regents Park.


Included in the Tri-City-Athlon starting blocks were:
  • Record-breaking triathletes Alistair and Jonny Brownlee (the ‘Brownlee brothers’), hot on the heels of their Budapest success where they respectively won the elite triathlon race at the World Championship Series Grand Final and took top honours in the “Under-23” category.
  • Triathlete Vanessa Raw
  • World champion swimmer Karen Pickering
  • And current 400m British record holder, Iwan Thomas.


The day culminated with a prize giving ceremony, as Théo Rebeyrotte from France, and Seonid Murray from Liverpool were awarded the top prizes.


Contestants completed the Tri-City-Athlon in the following times:


FEMALE
 
First name
Surname
Swim time
Bike ride time
Run time
Cumulative time
Country
1
Seonid
Murray
0:19:30
1:17:11
0:39:48
2:16:29
UK
2
Katherine
Vile
0:21:09
1:15:02
0:52:43
2:28:54
UK
3
Céline
Besson
0:24:09
1:16:43
0:51:19
2:32:11
France


MALE
 
First name
Surname
Swim time
Bike ride time
Run time
Cumulative time
 
1
Theo
Reyberotte
0:17:17
1:00:01
0:35:44
1:53:02
France
2
Régis
Bader
0:18:04
1:03:02
0:35:18
1:56:24
Belgium
3
Eric
Guyader
0:20:55
0:59:23
0:36:39
1:56:57
France


Sport elites added their names to the competition and completed the Tri-City-Athlon in the following times
First name
Surname
Swim time
Bike ride time
Run time
Cumulative time
Iwan
Thomas
27:19
1:12:11
44:22
2:23:52
Alistair
Brownlee
-
58:04
-
-
Jonny
Brownlee
-
-
34:03
-
Vanessa
Raw
18:03
-
-
-
Karen
Pickering
 
-
-
-


Results for all competitors were as follows
 
Female / Male
First name
Surname
Country
Swim time
Bike ride time
Run time
Cumulative time
1
Male
Theo
Rebeyrotte
France
0:17:17
1:00:01
0:35:44
1:53:02
2
Male
Régis
Bader
Belgium
0:18:04
1:03:02
0:35:18
1:56:24
3
Male
Eric
Guyader
France
0:20:55
0:59:23
0:36:39
1:56:57
4
Male
Jean Yves
Delarge
Belgium
0:21:53
0:59:17
0:36:02
1:57:12
5
Male
Nicolas
Houyoux
Belgium
0:20:54
0:59:18
0:37:06
1:57:18
6
Male
Stuart
Anderson
UK
0:21:20
0:59:30
0:36:39
1:57:29
7
Male
Grégory
Lefebvre
France
0:19:23
1:01:07
0:38:06
1:58:36
8
Male
Didier
Faure Brac
France
0:19:53
1:01:29
0:38:56
2:00:18
9
Male
Aurélien
Champenois
Belgium
0:24:21
0:58:14
0:38:27
2:01:02
10
Male
Thomas
Hoebanckx
Belgium
0:19:51
1:03:34
0:38:02
2:01:27
11
Male
Marc
Bearman
UK
0:22:11
0:59:19
0:39:58
2:01:28
12
Male
Jan
Cools
Belgium
0:19:42
1:03:50
0:38:34
2:02:06
13
Male
Jérémie
Caboche
France
0:22:17
1:02:00
0:39:07
2:03:24
14
Male
Thomas
Dekeyser
Belgium
0:19:50
1:00:46
0:43:37
2:04:13
15
Male
Frederic
Lureau
France
0:28:28
1:01:40
0:34:34
2:04:42
16
Male
Romain
Delepine
France
0:19:18
1:05:25
0:41:07
2:05:50
17
Male
Scott
Thompson
UK
0:21:45
1:02:07
0:42:24
2:06:16
18
Male
Matthieu
OVERTUS
Belgium
0:22:00
1:03:49
0:40:41
2:06:30
19
Male
Jonathan
Degroote
Belgium
0:20:27
1:05:01
0:41:31
2:06:59
20
Male
Simon
Pirlet
Belgium
0:22:16
1:02:42
0:42:25
2:07:23
21
Male
Alvaro
Acevedo
Belgium
0:23:59
1:03:07
0:40:28
2:07:34
22
Male
Marc
Monden
Belgium
0:26:53
1:02:04
0:41:09
2:10:06
23
Male
Ludovic
Amelot
France
0:23:46
1:07:18
0:39:48
2:10:52
24
Male
Stéphane
Verrier
France
0:20:32
1:09:51
0:41:57
2:12:20
25
Male
Fabrice
Voogt
Belgium
0:27:35
1:04:59
0:40:48
2:13:22
26
Male
Yoann
Baillon
France
0:23:47
1:04:09
0:46:12
2:14:08
27
Male
Sam
Macgibbon
UK
0:26:42
1:07:54
0:40:20
2:14:56
28
Male
Gilles
Monat
Belgium
0:23:28
1:07:06
0:44:26
2:15:00
29
Male
Paul
Fitzpatrick
UK
0:21:41
1:08:40
0:45:12
2:15:33
30
Male
Bruno
Roels
Belgium
0:23:58
1:07:14
0:44:22
2:15:34
31
Male
Alexandre
Saint-Mars
France
0:24:03
1:08:28
0:43:10
2:15:41
32
Female
Seonid
Murray
UK
0:19:30
1:17:11
0:39:48
2:16:29
33
Male
Jim
De Sitter
Belgium
0:24:07
1:06:59
0:46:01
2:17:07
34
Male
David
Van Ophalvens
Belgium
0:27:46
1:09:35
0:41:02
2:18:23
35
Male
Nicolas
GEAY
France
0:26:55
1:07:22
0:46:04
2:20:21
36
Male
Alexandre
Sochaki
France
0:19:19
1:15:33
0:46:06
2:20:58
37
Male
James
Eaton
UK
0:30:54
1:09:38
0:40:36
2:21:08
38
Male
Guilllaume
Briand
France
0:26:33
1:11:57
0:44:26
2:22:56
39
Male
Thierry
Libessart
France
0:32:17
1:05:28
0:45:16
2:23:01
40
Male
Iwan
Thomas
UK
0:27:19
1:12:11
0:44:22
2:23:52
41
Male
Gael
Couturier
France
0:28:18
1:11:05
0:45:07
2:24:30
42
Male
Sean
Conway
UK
0:23:58
1:11:41
0:50:09
2:25:48
43
Male
Hugh
Chambers
UK
0:28:24
1:13:25
0:45:32
2:27:21
44
Male
Stéphane
Ahn
Belgium
0:27:47
1:11:28
0:48:31
2:27:46
45
Male
Rudy
Ceuppens
Belgium
0:28:54
1:20:20
0:39:00
2:28:14
46
Male
Keith
Foley
UK
0:31:39
1:11:56
0:45:01
2:28:36
47
Male
Andrew
Miller
Belgium
0:26:58
1:15:49
0:45:51
2:28:38
48
Male
Laurent
BENEZECH
France
0:27:55
1:11:01
0:49:57
2:28:53
49
Female
Katherine
Vile
UK
0:21:09
1:15:02
0:52:43
2:28:54
50
Male
Franck
Duplessix
France
0:28:00
1:14:36
0:48:06
2:30:42
51
Male
André
Auge
France
0:33:40
1:15:07
0:42:55
2:31:42
52
Male
Xavier
Brunschvicg
France
0:29:09
1:19:08
0:43:28
2:31:45
53
Male
Simon Francis
Reuben
UK
0:29:58
1:13:43
0:48:04
2:31:45
54
Male
Christophe
Chaubard-Willm 
France
0:29:12
1:11:16
0:51:25
2:31:53
55
Female
Céline
Besson
France
0:24:09
1:16:43
0:51:19
2:32:11
56
Male
Richard
Harrison
UK
0:27:32
1:14:09
0:50:38
2:32:19
57
Male
Pierre Michel
Feliciaggi
France
0:29:26
1:14:32
0:48:22
2:32:20
58
Male
Chris
Jenkin
UK
0:24:04
1:15:59
0:52:24
2:32:27
59
Male
Eduardo
Ustaran
UK
0:28:34
1:19:52
0:44:12
2:32:38
60
Female
Isabelle
Vanleeuw
Belgium
0:28:24
1:14:22
0:49:59
2:32:45
61
Male
Guy
Wolstencroft
UK
0:28:28
1:10:26
0:54:23
2:33:17
62
Male
Laurence
Kneipe
Belgium
0:27:16
1:17:42
0:48:28
2:33:26
63
Male
Amaël
Tellier
France
0:32:56
1:16:58
0:45:04
2:34:58
64
Female
Sophie
Roberts
UK
0:23:49
1:18:34
0:52:36
2:34:59
65
Male
Bruce
Elkins
UK
0:31:31
1:12:52
0:50:37
2:35:00
66
Male
Paul
Shanley
UK
0:27:44
1:17:37
0:49:44
2:35:05
67
Male
Nathan John
Atkinson
UK
0:31:47
1:18:45
0:45:56
2:36:28
68
Male
Marc
Charrier
UK
0:33:49
1:16:38
0:46:29
2:36:56
69
Male
Nick
Westlake
UK
0:23:17
1:15:28
0:58:37
2:37:22
70
Male
Chris
Bowry
UK
0:29:59
1:19:18
0:48:10
2:37:27
71
Male
Rémi
Vernat
France
0:28:41
1:16:29
0:53:11
2:38:21
72
Female
Bryony
Turrell
UK
0:28:48
1:22:42
0:47:04
2:38:34
73
Male
Philippe
Marchand
France
0:30:45
1:14:48
0:53:18
2:38:51
74
Male
Marc
Le Donné
France
0:34:54
1:18:41
0:46:20
2:39:55
75
Male
Tom
Catteau
Belgium
0:29:38
1:22:43
0:49:22
2:41:43
76
Male
Christophe
Comble
France
0:25:24
1:27:03
0:49:17
2:41:44
77
Male
Stephen
Scott
UK
0:29:07
1:20:53
0:54:34
2:44:34
78
Male
James
O'leary
UK
0:27:32
1:21:52
0:55:13
2:44:37
79
Male
Jacques
Henry
France
0:34:49
1:21:40
0:48:17
2:44:46
80
Male
Pascal
Boutreau
France
0:29:17
1:20:10
0:55:34
2:45:01
81
Male
Jane Emma
Shadforth
UK
0:27:13
1:24:22
0:56:11
2:47:46
82
Male
Courtney
Marsh
UK
0:32:51
1:20:26
0:54:49
2:48:06
83
Female
Chee-Kit Kitty
Cheung
UK
0:24:50
1:25:03
0:58:46
2:48:39
84
Female
Pippa
Bannister
UK
0:28:26
1:23:44
0:57:21
2:49:31
85
Female
Cecilia
Hermida
UK
0:33:03
1:21:35
0:54:56
2:49:34
86
Male
Matthew
Springall
UK
0:31:47
1:24:36
0:54:07
2:50:30
87
Male
Gregory
Wanlin
France
0:36:37
1:24:25
0:49:49
2:50:51
88
Female
Lesley
Jenkinson-Thorne
UK
0:33:20
1:30:06
0:48:34
2:52:00
89
Female
Sophie
Knott
UK
0:31:11
1:28:56
0:52:06
2:52:13
90
Female
Kathleen
Temmerman
Belgium
0:30:33
1:22:18
0:59:31
2:52:22
91
Male
Bertrand
Douglas
France
0:34:03
1:23:32
0:55:25
2:53:00
92
Female
Michelle Sarah
Smith
UK
0:34:00
1:20:48
0:58:13
2:53:01
93
Female
Samantha
Robinson
UK
0:28:48
1:29:15
0:57:00
2:55:03
94
Female
Anne-Elisabeth
Rectenwald
France
0:33:25
1:28:55
0:53:16
2:55:36
95
Male
Pamela
Morgan
UK
0:39:32
1:28:01
0:50:39
2:58:12
96
Female
lisa
Stockdale
UK
0:33:37
1:28:53
0:57:32
3:00:02
97
Female
Monica
Monté
Belgium
0:32:38
1:31:08
0:56:46
3:00:32
98
Female
Emma
Broome
UK
0:39:28
1:30:17
0:51:35
3:01:20
99
Female
Anne
Vandorpe
Belgium
0:38:10
1:28:53
0:56:50
3:03:53
100
Male
Bouheret
Amandine
France
0:33:59
1:38:23
0:52:36
3:04:58

Mary Walsh, Eurostar's Director of Communications, commented: "Today has been an amazing opportunity for the triathletes of all abilities to compete alongside a host of Olympians. Travelling from Paris to Brussels and onto London has reminded us just how close Europe is to London and the Games in 2012. In the same way that London will welcome the world in 2012, Eurostar has today united three countries across Europe".

Eurostar and London 2012
On 12 May 2010, the London Organising Committed of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) announced that Eurostar had become a tier 3 sponsor of London 2012, the Official International Rail Services Provider.

Eurostar's sponsorship of the London 2012 Games will help realise the ambition of delivering a sustainable Games.

The Tri-City-Athlon is Eurostar's first event in celebration of the partnership and demonstrates London's proximity to Europe, now, and in the run up to the Games.

-ENDS-

Media collateral:
Video footage and stills photography from Paris, Brussels and London available at the following link:

http://www.digitalnewsagency.com/story/view/4908-the-worlds-first-tricit...

Note to editors:

1. Prizes for male and female competitors were awarded as follows:

1st position

· 2 return tickets in Eurostar's Business Premier class, valid on Eurostar routes to Paris, Brussels or London

· 2 nights accommodation in a minimum 4* or equivalent hotel in London, Brussels, Paris

· £200 spending money, or the equivalent in Euros based on the exchange rate on day of request

2nd position

· 2 return tickets in Eurostar's Business Premier class, valid on Eurostar routes to Paris, Brussels or London

· 1 night accommodation in a minimum 4* or equivalent hotel in London, Brussels, Paris

· £100 spending money, or the equivalent in Euros based on the exchange rate on day of request

3rd position

· 2 return tickets in Eurostar's Business Premier class valid on Eurostar routes to Paris, Brussels, London

2. Eurostar is a founder member of Railteam, a partnership between Europe's leading high-speed train operators that is developing simpler ways to book and travel on the fast-expanding, European high-speed rail network.

3. Eurostar and Eurotunnel are entirely separate companies. Eurostar operates high-speed passenger trains, while Eurotunnel operates vehicle shuttle services and the Channel Tunnel itself. Eurostar is Eurotunnel's biggest customer.

4. To book tickets or for more travel information, please visit www.eurostar.com or call 03448 224 777.

For more information contact:

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