Loughborough Alumni


8 Nov 2016

Alumnus Ross Edgley to tackle the Tree-athlon

On 12 November on the tiny Caribbean island of Nevis, alumnus Ross Edgley will tackle his next extreme challenge; the world’s first ‘Tree-athlon’. Taking part in what has been dubbed the “world’s most beautiful” triathlon, the athlete adventurer will embark on a one and a half kilometre swim and 40 kilometre bike ride before finishing with a 10 kilometre run.

The world’s first ‘Tree-athlon’ entails the normal length disciplines of an Olympic triathlon, with the added rule that a 100 pound tree must be carried the entire way!

The reason for this chapter in the ever-growing list of Ross Edgley challenges is to raise awareness of the pioneering advancements in green energy being made on the island. Aiming to become the world’s first carbon neutral island, unused volcanic energy has been tapped into as a new source of power. This has gained the island the right to call itself ‘the greenest place on earth’.

Ross also hopes to highlight the power of plant-based food through his latest adventure. Every mile he swims, cycles or runs will be fuelled on vegan snacks.

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We wish him the very best of luck!

You can read more about Ross in his alumni profile.

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