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An Ironman while carrying my 8 year old son for Harrison's Fund because he has Duchenne and i'm his heart, lungs & spirit

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  • Team members: 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
  • Event: The Greatest Ironman, 13 Jun 2015

Harrison's Fund

We raise as much money as possible to help researchers cure Duchenne MD

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

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.

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