Nino Baglione, a 31-year-old City hedge fund manager from London, is currently attempting to race 289 miles in what is widely considered one of the world's most challenging endurance events. The infamous Arch to Arc race runs from London's Marble Arch to the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. The race consists of an 87-mile run from London to Dover, a 22-mile swim across the English Channel, and then a 180-mile bike ride from Calais to Paris.
In racing the Arch to Arc, Baglione attempts not only to become the sixth person in history to finish the course, but also to beat the previous record, and in the meantime, to raise £50,000 for TUSK Trust's Lekurruki conservation project in Northern Kenya. He hopes to finish sometime tonight.
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