BIRTHPLACE: United Kingdom
RESIDENCE: England, United Kingdom
TEAM: Independent Pedaler – Nopinz
|2021 UK National Time Trial Champion (100 miles)|
|2019 UK National Time Trial Champion (25 miles)|
|100-mile cycling PB: 3:18:18 (2021 UK National 100 Mile Time Trial Championships)|
|50-mile cycling PB: 1:38:41 (2021 Kent CA Open 50 mile Time Trial)|
|25-mile cycling PB: 44:10 (2021 East Anglian VTTA – Open 25 mile TT)|
|10-mile cycling PB: 17:40 (2021 East Anglian VTTA – Open 10 mile TT)|
Chris Fennell is a two-time UK national time trial champion cycling with Team Independent Pedaler – Nopinz. He is also a PhD candidate and exercise science researcher at the University of Kent. Scarcely six months after getting his first road bike at the end of 2011, he rode the legendary Land’s End to John O’Groats traversing the isle of Great Britain solo in eight days and raising money for charity. His first memory of a national championship was watching his role model Michael Hutchinson race Matt Bottrill for the national 10-mile TT title. After spending most of the 2012 London Olympics period at the velodrome thanks to his cycling club at the time, he decided to start racing in 2013. In 2021, he averaged over 30mph to win the 100-mile national time trial championship.
The documentary showcases not only the audacious yet ultimately successful attempt to race the full distance of triathlon in under seven hours for men and under eight hours for women, but also the two-year build-up leading into the challenge following all six athletes involved.
Two-time world champion and Olympic gold medalist Kristian Blummenfelt made history today, becoming the first man to complete a full distance triathlon under seven hours.
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