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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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Alex's Greatest Ironman page
An Ironman while carrying my 8 year old son for Harrison's Fund because he has Duchenne and i'm his heart, lungs & spirit
We raise as much money as possible to help researchers cure Duchenne MD
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