Triathlon & Endurance Events

Episode Guides

Endurance events from around the world

About the Show

Endurance events from around the world

Series 5 Summary

Highlights from endurance athletics events around the world

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    Episode 1 - Challenge Wanaka Triathlon

    Over 2000 athletes test their bodies and minds against triathlon's ultimate distance in the first major long course event of the year, in New Zealand's spectacular Southern Alps

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    Episode 2 - Swisse Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge

    Highlights of the tenth anniversary of F1 star Mark Webber's five-day multisport race through the stunning beauty and epic challenge of Tasmania, Australia's island state

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    Episode 3 - StreetVelodrome

    Power and technique face the ultimate test in this new cycling concept. Riders compete in knockout pursuit races lasting less than a minute, all taking place on the world's only portable velodrome.

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    Episode 4 - Brighton Marathon

    Paula Radcliffe fires the starting gun of the fourth Brighton Marathon, with 10,000 competitors, including world-class competition and a party atmosphere

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    Episode 5 - Transvulcania

    The island of La Palma is the setting for this tough and spectacular ultra-marathon, with thousands of runners taking on an 83 kilometre course that includes 4500 metres of ascent on volcanoes

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    Episode 6 - Vibram Tarawera Ultra Marathon

    This 100km endurance running event is part of the Ultra Trail World Tour and takes place around the stunning native forests of Rotorua on New Zealand's North Island

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    Episode 7 - Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research Blenhiem Palace Triathlon

    The first major triathlon of the season takes place in Oxfordshire, with thousands of elites, enthusiasts and celebrities enjoying the scenic Blenheim Palace course

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    Episode 8 - Triathlonguard Windsor Triathlon

    Britain's oldest major triathlon takes place in the shadow of Windsor Castle and Eton College. Presented by Rob Walker and Annie Emmerson, with commentary from Patrick Winterton.

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    Episode 9 - Snowdonia Slateman Triathlon

    North Wales is the venue for this multi-terrain triathlon, the first of three events in the Always Aim Tri series which covers the slopes of Snowdon and the slate quarries of Llanberis

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    Episode 10 - Ironman UK Bolton

    All the drama of the UK's toughest triathlon on one of the most challenging Ironman courses in the world and a UK qualifier for the World Championships in Kona, Hawaii

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    Episode 11 - London Triathlon

    Jenni Falconer and Annie Emmerson present the world's largest triathlon in which 13,000 competitors, including celebrities from entertainment and sport, enjoy a weekend of competition

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    Episode 12 - Triathlon: Long Course Weekend

    The stunning Pembrokeshire coast is the setting for this triathlon which is made up of three events across three days: the Huub Wales Swim, the Tredz Wales Sportive and the Newton Wales Marathon

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    Episode 13 - Tri Liverpool

    Tri Liverpool hosts the British Triathlon Championships and finale of the British Triathlon Super Series as leading female triathletes take on world number one Gwen Jorgensen in a sprint distance race

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    Episode 14 - Outlaw Triathlon

    Nottingham hosts this popular long distance triathlon as over 1000 athletes attempt to finish the 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike and 26.2 mile run within 17 hours, earning the title 'Outlaw'

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    Episode 15 - Castle Howard Triathlon

    Yorkshire's the venue for this round, on a course that takes in the stunning sights of Castle Howard's house and gardens, previously used for the TV series Brideshead Revisited.

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    Episode 16 - Street Velodrome

    In the thrilling arena of the world's only pop-up velodrome, pro and amateur cyclists compete head to head in knockout pursuit races lasting less than a minute

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    Episode 17 - Street Velodrome

    The final of the action-packed Street Velodrome series takes place at Broadgate in the city of London, with four teams and the fastest riders racing head to head for the title

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    Episode 18 - Ironman Wales

    A second chance for athletes to compete on British soil for a place at the World Championships in Kona takes place within the stunning scenery of Pembrokeshire

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    Episode 19 - Lloyds Bank Cardiff Half Marathon

    The flat, fast course of Britain's second biggest half marathon attracts the elite, celebrities and fun-runners alike. Presented by Frances Donovan, Christian Malcolm and Lowri Morgan.

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    Episode 20 - Hever Castle Triathlon

    The final event in the Castle Triathlon Series takes place at Hever Castle in Kent. The weekend's action ranges from elite competition through to the world's largest children's triathlon.

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    Episode 21 - Plusnet Yorkshire Marathon

    After a phenomenal debut year in 2013, this popular and picturesque event returns to the walled city of York. Presenters: Rob Walker and Katharine Merry; Commentary: Patrick Winterton.

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    Episode 22 - Helly Hansen Beauty and the Beast Marathon

    This off-road marathon takes place at the stunning West Wycombe Park in Buckinghamshire. The event attracts all abilities, from elites to those in search of tough trail-running challenges.

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    Episode 23 - River Rat Race Stockton

    The River Rat Race urban adventure series returns to the River Tees in north-east England, where the competitors splash their way round a 10km course of specially constructed obstacles

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    Episode 24 - Anglesea Sandman Triathlon

    One of the toughest triathlons on the UK calendar, this multi-terrain event takes place on the Isle of Anglesey in north Wales, where over 1000 athletes tackle a sea swim and sand dune run

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    Episode 25 - Snowman Triathlon

    After a bracing swim in the lake at Plas y Brenin in north Wales, the competitors face a 69km bike ride on some steep passes, finishing with triathlon's only mountain run on Moel Siabod

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    Episode 26 - Men's Health Survival of the Fittest

    One of the world's most popular adventure series returns to London, as 12,000 competitors gather in Wembley Stadium to face a 10km course full of surprises

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    Episode 28 - Helly Hansen Killarney Adventure Race

    The world's biggest single-day adventure race sees athletes visit Killarney in Ireland to take on the stunning peaks, spectacular mountain roads and crystal clear lakes of County Kerry

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    Episode 29 - Itera Expedition Race

    In this extreme multi-sports adventure, 36 teams race from the north to the south of Wales over spectacular climbs, through underground caves and even down the world's fastest zip-wire