Below are the links to the youtube videos of the Alpine Ironman. This event is often said to be the worlds first multisport race. Designed by Robin Judkins the same guy who now designed the Coast to Coast.
These videos are a great watch and give an idea of where multisport has come from.
Back in these days there were no grade two certificates (the only qualification you needed was a bushy beard or moustache) and men were real men (none of this shaving your legs stuff).
See if you can spot Steve Gurney in his early days of racing (hes wearing back and white tights).
Also Geoff Hunt the director of the Peak to Peak (he is one of the first off the skis).
Good inspiration to get those kayak skills up to a good level.
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DkyKBYFUXE
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EQEHgXxKA50&feature=related
Part 3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_XYj96OQH98&feature=related
Part 4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2FtoD4SBR1Q&feature=related
Part 5 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tSORFC731fQ&feature=related