Alex Smith

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Participants: I have a team of Ironman vets coming with me, Gary Fegan, Adam Bardsley and Scott Wilkins. Gary Smith on logistics and the main man himself 8 year old Harrison
Harrison's Fund

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We fund private mental health support to help those facing a Duchenne diagnosis


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For most people, running a marathon is a lifetime achievement to cherish and be proud of, but for me this is only the beginning. In June 2015 I intend to complete an Ironman triathlon, well known as the toughest single day challenge you can undertake – a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike ride and a 42.2km run. 

Many people do not finish, some even die, and I will also be carrying my 35kg disabled son the whole way, hauling him in a catamaran behind me as I swim, pulling him in a trailer as I cycle, then pushing him in a racing chair as I run. And if all this were not enough, I also intend to do it in a world record time. 

And why? Because my son does not have time, as he is dying from a fatal muscle wasting disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which affects 1 in 3,500 boys. 

This is the challenge of a lifetime. I will be Harrison’s heart, lungs, legs and spirit. This is me pushing myself to the edge for my dying son, because I can and Harrison cannot.

Will I be the Greatest Ironman?

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Harrison's Fund

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RCN 1146662
We're here to bridge the gap between needing Mental Health support due to a devastating Duchenne diagnosis and accessing the NHS services families facing Duchenne need. Therapy empowers families to navigate the complexities of DMD with a greater sense of understanding and emotional well-being.

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