My Sporting Achievements

Ironman Mark Kleanthous



I've competed in numerous multi discipline and endurance events in the UK and various countries around the World. Below are some of his achievements and personal bests over the last 23 years.

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Triathlon

  • Former British record holder Double Ironman Triathlon involving 5 mile swim, 224 mile cycle, 53 mile double marathon, continuous with out a break in under a day (23 hours 51 minutes)
  • Completed Triple Ironman Championships: 7.2 mile swim, 336 mile cycle, 78 mile run, continuous without a break in 45 hours 48 minutes & 35 seconds.
  • 29 Ironman Triathlon finishes including Hawaii -New Zealand- Switzerland- Austria -Germany-California- Canada- Malaysia- Florida- Lanzarote.
  • Ironman best 3 sub 10 hours- 17 sub 11 Hours - 3 sub 12 hours. 25th Switzerland - 58th California - 65th Malaysia. Sub 3:05 Ironman marathon.
  • London Triathlon 3rd place overall behind Glen Cook who went onto place 2nd in first World Triathlon Championships.
  • Finished 3rd. in London to Paris Triathlon. Involving a team of 4 running non -stop to Dover, swimming the English Channel, and then cycling to Paris all in less than 3 days.
  • In the morning winner overall in the Trentham Gardens Triathlon and then second overall in the Nuneaton Triathlon in the afternoon.
  • Mark has crossed the finish line over 50 triathlons at Hillingdon. Summer series of Triathlons since 1988.
  • Mark has competed in 26 consequective seasons in Triathlon.
  • Founder member of the British Triathlon Association.
Winner of numerous multi-sport events include winner of:
  • Trent ham Gardens Triathlon.
  • Nuneaton Triathlon.
  • Womborne Triathlon.
  • Overall winner of the Hillingdon Triathlon summer series.
  • Top 10 finisher in Grand Prix Triathlon events
  • Member of Great Britain Elite Triathlon team.
  • Represented GB on numerous occasions.
  • Numerous top ten places overall in Triathlons.
  • Competed in OVER 500 TRIATHLONS WORLDWIDE !!
  • Numerous double up racing on the same day.

Duathlon

  • Winner of the Ghoulie Grind Duathlon.
  • World age group Duathlon championships
  • Twice a finisher at World long course duathlon Zofingen Switzerland.
  • Many other run bike run races.

Biathlon

  • Winner of Hounslow Biathlon 800 meter swim 5km run
  • 5th & 6th In Birmingham (Biathlon) Swim Run Biathlon, I did it twice in the same day!

Running

  • Finished 3rd. in the Noel Edmonds Christmas Day Show 'Race to the top of the Post Office Tower' 650 feet, 900 steps in less than 5 minutes.
  • Completed over 90 marathons. Best time 2 hours 24 minutes at London Marathon position 112th.
  • Ran from London to Brighton 56 miles in 6 hours 56 minutes.
  • Ran in National 100km (62 miles) in 8 hours 17 minutes.
  • Winner of numerous multi distance races.

Cycling

  • Cycled non-stop for 12 hours covering 237 miles in distance.
  • Cycled from John O'Groats to Lands End 874 miles in 5 days.
  • Cycled National 100 miles Time Trial Championships in 4 hours 17 minutes.

Swimming

  • Competed in the British Telecom Swim-athon 5000 meters (250 lengths) twice in same day. In the morning in 1 hour 28 minutes 12 seconds and in the evening 1 hour 28 minutes 49 seconds, a mere 37 seconds slower.
  • English Channel relay swim.
  • Completed 1000 push-ups in a charity event in 27 minutes 40 seconds.
  • Finished 8th in a sprint Triathlon in the afternoon after placing 9th in the Luton marathon in the morning.
  • In the morning winner overall in the Trentham Gardens Triathlon and then second overall in the Nuneaton Triathlon in the afternoon.
  • Orienteering, probably covered the most miles finished nearly last!!
  • Fishing - 102 lb catfish. (46.3 kilos)

Some of my personal bests

Swimming:

  • Pool - 400M 5:19
  • Pool -1500m 21:39
  • 5km Pool - 1 hour 21 minutes
  • Ironman Swim Open Water - 1 hour 1 minute 20 seconds
  • Ironman Swim Pool - 1 hour 2 minutes 9 seconds
  • Triple Ironman Swim Pool 11,400 meters - 3 Hours 38 Minutes

Bike

  • Ironman Bike - 5 Hours 8 Minutes
  • UK time trial 10 miles - 23:08
  • UK time trial 25 miles - 57:58
  • UK time trial 50 miles - 2 hours 1 Minute 18 seconds
  • UK time trial 100 miles - 4 Hours 14 Minutes
  • UK time trial 12 hours - covered 237 Miles
  • Triple Ironman bike 336 miles (538km) 24 hours 17 minutes
  • Lands End to John O Groats 874 miles (1,398km) 5 days 7 hours. Top to bottom of the UK

Run

  • 10 Km - 31:06
  • 10 miles - 51:07
  • 13.1 miles (half Marathon) - 1 Hour 8 minutes 41 seconds
  • 26.2 miles (Marathon) - 2 hours 24 minutes 40 seconds London 1984
  • 50 miles - 6 hours 15 minutes
  • 100km (62 Miles) - 100km (62 Miles)
  • Ironman Marathon - 3 Hours 6 Minutes
  • Best placing in a marathon 2nd Place overall.
  • 71 marathons quicker than 3 hours!
Aquathon
  • Mark has finished in silver and bronze medal position in the British Aquathon age group championships.

Coaching

  • British triathlon coaching award level 1 & level 2
  • Mark has motivated and helped athletes of all abilities from beginner to age group to International standard.
  • Swimming - helping swimmers to swim 100m to advice and training programmes to complete swimming the English Channel 21 miles (33km)
  • Cycling - Coached athletes for all distances up to cycling from Lands End to John 0 Groats 874 miles (1,398km)
  • Running - To help runners complete 5km to 10km- 21km - 42km & 100km
  • Triathlon - Providing coaching training plans for finishing a sprint triathlon, Olympic, 70.3
  • Cycling

My Athlete's Achievements

  • Age group medals in Triathlon.
  • National medals in Triathlon and duathlon.
  • World age group Triathlon bronze medals
  • World duathlon medals.
  • Over 50 athletes have improved with Marks advice.

My Sporting Achievements

  • National gold medal in men’s triathlon relays.
  • National gold medal in mixed triathlon relays.
  • National silver medal in men’s Aquathon championships 2007
  • National bronze medal in men’s Aquathon championships 2008
  • National bronze medal in British triathlon middle distance triathlon championships 2005
  • Bronze medal in London to Paris Triathlon