inov-8 athlete, world record holder for the Enduroman Arch to Arc
Endurance athlete Mark Bayliss set a new World Record for the Enduroman Arch to Arc challenge as part of the inov-8 Challenge Series. The Arch to Arc triathlon involves an 87 mile run from Marble Arch to Dover, followed by a Channel swim, finishing with a 181 mile bike ride from Calais to the Arc de Triomphe.
Having represented England at junior level in Water Polo and Great Britain at youth level in Triathlon and Duathlon, Mark put his sporting ambitions on hold during his twenties to concentrate on his career as a Company Director at Wings Transport. However upon turning thirty Mark decided to start training again, this time for endurance events and in 2007 he swam the English Channel solo. Since then he has competed in the Sri Chinmoy Lake Zurich Marathon Swim (26.4km) three times, raced two Ironman triathlons, 13 marathons and 10 ultras including the Marathon des Sables.