Mark Bayliss enthralled the audience at the H2Open Day in England by explaining how he balances the needs of his different athletic disciplines.

He discussed how he keeps his weight on and how he keeps it off for his upcoming Enduroman Arch to Arc, a unique triathlon from London to Paris where he will attempt to become the first Enduroman to complete the swim leg across the English Channel without a wetsuit.

A proven tough competitor who has represented England, he developed his athletic prowess via pool swimming, cycling, running, triathlons, duathlons, water polo and a solo English Channel swim in 2007 in 11 hours 32 minutes.

He crossed the English Channel solo and as part of a 4-person relay team, the Croydon Amphibians Masters, the 26.4 km International Self-Transcendence Marathon Schwimmen 3 times, done 2 Ironman triathlons, 13 marathons and 8 ultra-marathons, including the Marathon des Sables.

But his next triathlon challenge that balance the needs of an English Channel swim with an ultra-marathon run and a long-distance bike ride may be his most arduous yet.



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