Daley to help City AM team
THE Laureus / City A.M. team is busily preparing for one of their big moments in the build-up to the London leg of the Dextro Energy Triathlon ITU World Championship – their first training session this weekend with double decathlon Olympic gold medallist Daley Thompson.
As global charity partner of the International Triathlon Union, Laureus has teamed up with City A.M. to allow 25 readers to compete alongside the greatest triathletes in the world – and raise funds for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
Daley, a member of the Laureus World Sports Academy, who won Olympic gold in 1980 and 1984, said: “It’s great that City A.M. readers are teaming up to run in the race and raise funds for Laureus.
“I’m really looking forward to helping the guys along as best I can, but I hope they’re not expecting any short-cuts. There are no magic answers which I can give them to replace hard work. Like everything in life, they will get out what they put in. But we’ll try to have fun along the way.”
One reader in the team is Robert Akester, who works for global communications technology services company Touchbase in Mayfair, London, and cycles in everyday from his home in Kent.
Robert said: “I am very excited to be coached by Daley. He is one of the reasons I joined the Laureus team this year. As one of the greatest athletes of all time, his input and coaching will be invaluable to me.”
Daley is providing two training days for the Laureus / City A.M. team and will also be on hand to support racers on the day. The race takes place over a dramatic course involving The Serpentine, Hyde Park and Buckingham Palace.
Members of the Laureus / City A.M. team are each raising £2,000 Laureus Sport for Good Foundation, whose mission is to use sport to tackle social problems around the world.
Laureus supports 84 community sports projects and since its inception has raised more than £35m in order to improve the lives of more than 1.5m young people.
There are still a few, final places remaining in the team. See below for details of how to get involved.
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WHAT YOU GET
The 25 members of the Laureus / City A.M. team will receive:
• Two training days with Daley Thompson
• Training schedule put together by Daley Thompson
• Laureus branded T-shirt
• Laureus branded triathlon suit
• Opportunity to meet Laureus sporting legends at the event
• Team dinner with Laureus legends
• Competitors are asked to raise £2,000
WHERE TO GO
City A.M. readers interested in taking part should email:
For more information on the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation please visit: www.laureus.com