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Zoo Employee Trains For Triathlon—With Penguins

  • By Triathlete.com
  • Published Jul 27, 2011
  • Updated Jul 27, 2011 at 12:03 PM UTC

Edinburgh Zoo employee has been training in the penguin pool to prep for London Triathlon.

Rob Thomas, Royal Zoological Society of Scotland’s conservation and research manager, has been donning a wetsuit to swim with the penguins.

He has been practicing for the 1,500 meter swim part of the Olympic distance triathlon ahead of Saturday’s event.

Mr Thomas said the penguins had been “curious” about their guest.

He has also been training for the running and cycling part of the race on Corstorphine Hill where the zoo is based.

Read more: BBC

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