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If you like the idea of taking on different challenges across multiple sports, have you considered taking on Britain’s Greatest mass participation challenge, the London Classics?
This is a challenge organised by London Marathon Events, and it requires participants to finish the Virgin Money London Marathon, cycle the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100, and complete the two-mile challenge at Swim Serpentine. The challenge can be completed in any order you choose over any time period, making it the perfect personal test, for anyone wanting to take on something new.
You can find out more, about each of the events, here…
Arguably one of the world’s most iconic sporting events,you’d be hard pressed to find a runner, anywhere on the globe who’s unaware of this landmark event. This is a race that needs no introduction! 26.2 miles through the heart of London, with over a million people lining the streets to cheer on the 40,000 runners who take part. The London Marathon is also the world’s biggest annual charity fundraising event. Since the first event, held in 1981, runners have raised over £1 billion for charity, on the streets of the capital.
The London Marathon also features as part of the SIX Abbott World Marathon Majors and is without doubt a highlight of the spring marathon season.
The world’s greatest festival of cycling; Prudential RideLondon was created as part of the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games. It gives you the opportunity to cycle in the tyre tracks of your Olympic (and Grand Tour) heroes, such as Rigoberto Uran, Mark Cavendish, André Greipel and Peter Sagan (who all participated in the original Olympic race). The course also presents riders with the treat a full 100 miles of totally closed roads in, the usually bustling City of London. It is a truly unique way to experience the city!
This is one-day open water swimming festival, staged in the heart of London, gives competitors another chance to take on another London 2012 Olympic venue. The events are all held in and around the scenic Serpentine in Hyde Park, the venue for the open water swimming competition at the London 2012 Olympic Games. There are three distances on offer, half a mile, 1 mile, and a 2 mile challenge. Open water swimming is one of the fastest growing sports in the country, and this unforgettable event, in an iconic location, could be just the thing to show you what all the hype is about!
Once you’ve completed the challenge and successfully finished the three events you’ll get the huge, weighty, and brilliant London Classics medal. The medal has the words ‘Et ego Londinium vici’ engraved on it which means ‘I too have conquered London’ and by completing this challenge you can truly conquer London and its world famous mass participation events.
So, will you make 2020 the year you conquer London? If you’ve already conquered London, we’d love to hear your story in the comments below.
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