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Graham Bell to Race Challenge Henley in 2012

Five-time Olympian to take on this year's edition of the Iron-distance event

Graham Bell, former British Ski-team member and five-time Olympian is taking on the second edition of Challenge Henley-on-Thames this year.

The Ski Sunday presenter was at the inaugural race last year, and hosted both the press-conference and the pre-race pasta party and will return this year to test himself over the 3.8km swim/180km bike/42km run course.

“As an Olympic skiier, I am used to testing my body to the limits and I think Challenge Henley will test those qualities in me,” he said, in a statement released by Challenge Henley-on-Thames. “I have competed in triathlons before, but never longer than Olympic distance so to do a full distance race will be a fantastic achievement.

“As a resident of Henley I already cycle and run the routes as part of my training. This is an area of great beauty and I am very proud to be taking part in Challenge Henley-on-Thames.”

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Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.