11:48AM, Monday 16 June 2014
Fitness fans packed the streets of Windsor yesterday as the 24th Triathlonguard Windsor Triathlon got underway.
More than 2,500 people took part in the televised event which saw them swim, run and cycle their way to the finish line.
The Olympic triathlon distance included a 1.5km swim, 42km bike ride and 10km run while the sprint triathlon saw athletes complete 750 metre swim, 30km bike ride and a 5km run.
Dry conditions gave competitors the perfect conditions as they soaked up the historic sites of the town, but a strong current in the River Thames meant many endured a difficult swim.
Dan Lipman, of Human Race, said the event continued to be very popular among competitors and supporters.
"We have the mix of the elite right through to the first timers," he added. "The backdrop of Windsor is very special."
The men's elite race was won by Mark Buckingham with a time of 1:49:15 while the women's elite race Emma Pallant finished first with a time of 2:03:43.
The award winning event was raising money for charities Scope and CLIC Sargent.
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