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Training with Daley Thompson
Posted by: Editor
Posted on: Thursday 1st July 2010


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Tri247 recently joined sporting legends Daley Thompson and Sean Fitzpatrick plus members of the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation who are raising funds for the charity's projects at the ITU World Championship Series event in Hyde Park, London.

Any thoughts that this would just be a token 'photo opportunity' and a gentle couple of miles on the bike were soon put to rest, and couple of hours (and a lot of sweat) later, this Editor was certainly very happy to be re-fuelling with a rather tasty and substantial cake in the Richmond Park cafe!


Double Olympic decathlon gold medalist and Laureus Academy member Daley Thompson, was joined by a group of fundraisers in Richmond Park, London, for a triathlon training day, ahead of the ITU Dextro Energy Triathlon in Hyde Park on Sunday 25 July.

Triathletes raising funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation were under the guidance of Britain's most successful multi-sport athlete Daley Thompson, who as official Team Coach, provided exclusive training tips and advice for his team of triathletes, which includes fellow Laureus Academy member and All Blacks legend Sean Fitzpatrick.

Daley Thompson and Sean Fitzpatrick lead the ride © Getty Images

Thompson put the fundraisers through their paces with a bike session, starting with some distance work followed by a hard sprint session. The attendees then practiced some tight turns on their bikes and finished the session with a run.

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, which supports over 75 projects worldwide, helping the lives of over one million children, is supported by members of the Laureus World Sports Academy, an association of 46 sporting legends.

The event at Hyde Park is SOLD OUT but there are limited places still available with the Laureus team. Racing for Laureus promises to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience for sports fans. If you are interested in joining the team please contact Campbell Gray at Laureus on 020 7514 2794 or campbell.gray@laureus.com

Daley Thompson, Laureus Team coach © Getty Images


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