Why on Earth would you take part in an IronMan Race ?
- 17 Sep
Guy – “It all started on June 21st this year after a group meeting with the post-doctoral researchers of Children’s Cancer Institute Australia.
During the meeting, Eddy mentioned that he was planning to bring a video camera to the post-doctoral retreat to take footage for fundraising purposes, and that anyone interested should stay back and talk more. Naturally interested by the idea and fundraising in general, I stayed back whilst the room emptied. It didn't take long for Eddy and I to start talking about triathlons. I had recently finished my first olympic distance triathlon (i.e 1.5km swim / 40km ride / 10km run) in Byron Bay in May and was training for my next one in Kingscliff in December, and Eddy was already training for his first one down in Jervis Bay in November. Amazingly we both expressed the same goals as if born from the same mind: we wanted to use our passion for triathlon and physical challenges in general to raise money on a large scale for childhood cancer research. From there, only one thing was needed to get this up and running: A crazy idea.