Bring up the topic of tough triathlons and for most people ‘Ironman’ comes to mind. However, for the crazy few, like French lawyer, Perrine Fages, there’s a bigger challenge to complete: the Enduroman Arch to Arc, a brutal event that starts with an 87-mile run from Marble Arch in London to Dover, followed by a swim of the English Channel and, finally, a 181-mile cycle from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe, Paris.
To date, only 34 athletes have completed the challenge. Yet, in August 2018, Perrine not only finished the event but set a new women’s world record (wetsuit swim) in the process. I grabbed some time with Perrine to get the details and to find out why she’s drawn to such immense endurance challenges.