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Jalabert tries triathlon

By:
Hedwig Kröner
Published:
April 04, 2007, 1:00 BST,
Updated:
April 20, 2009, 22:18 BST
Edition:
Lastest Cycling News, April 4, 2007

Retired French cyclist Laurent Jalabert will make his debut in triathlon with the Zurich Iron man,...

Retired French cyclist Laurent Jalabert will make his debut in triathlon with the Zurich Iron man, June 24. The 38 year-old, winner of Milano-Sanremo, Giro di Lombardia, Vuelta a España and Paris-Nice, started running marathons after retiring in October, 2002, and is now adding swimming to his training to prepare for Zurich.

According to Marca, there will be 1,850 competitors from 46 nations that will cover the 3.8 km of swimming, 180 km of riding and 42.195 km of running. In 2005, 'Jaja' competed in the New York City Marathon, finishing in 2:55'39".

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