Team completes three triathlons in 24 hours for charity

Team completes three triathlons in 24 hours for charity

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Luke Matthews

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Team completes three triathlons in 24 hours for charity

A former Claires Court School pupil has powered his way through a unique challenge to raise funds for a London hospital.

The team of Jon Finn, Anton Jerges, Andy Burbridge and Phil Maggs.

 

Anton Jerges and three friends completed three triathlons in England, Scotland and Wales in 24 hours with the goal of raising £8,000 for St George's Hospital in Tooting.

The team began with a 1000 metre swim, 20km bike ride and 5km run in Snowdonia before repeating the feat in the Lake District and St Mary's Loch.

The quartet are striving to raise enough money to help the hospital buy an interactive projection system for children after a friend's daughter spent 18 months receiving treatment there.

The 44-year-old said the hardest part of the challenge was arriving in Scotland for the final leg.

"It was pouring down with rain and freezing cold," said the dad-of-two.

"That was pretty depressing, we were exhausted by that point. The distances themselves are not difficult, it's combining all three."

The four friends will look to do a similar challenge next year.

Click here to sponsor the team.

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