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Fearless thirteen take on the London Triathlon

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Fearless thirteen take on the London Triathlon

12th August 2013

On the 27th and 28th of July, thirteen courageous individuals from Euromoney took part in the physically demanding Virgin Active London Triathlon with the target of raising £5000. The iconic triathlon involved a 1500m swim in the Thames, a 40km bike ride through London, finishing with a 10km run.

Out of the thirteen athletes, nine tackled the courses as three teams, facing one leg each in a relay style challenge, and four very brave individuals decided to take on the entire circuit solo.

This impressive feat was all in aid of raising funds for Anchor House, a homeless charity based in East London. The money will go towards the Home and Hope Appeal, which aims to raise £9.3 million in order to renovate the 50 year old building and construct 25 move-on flats for residents making the transition into independent living.

So far, the triathlon has raised an impressive £4,177, with the figure still expected to rise. If you would like to support this excellent cause, please visit their JustGiving page here.

Lastly, we would like to send special thank you to Anchor House’s very own Appeal Board member Gerry Strahan, who was a part of the fearless thirteen during the breath-taking 2013 Virgin Active London Triathlon.

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