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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 10:54 am    Post subject: 100 IM in 100 Days... Reply with quote

As it says in the title...100 Ironman distance tri's in 100 days. John doing full, Debi doing half. Oh, and they have a 6 month old too!!


http://www.mm.events/iron-century/
http://transitions.org.au/index.php?a=624
https://www.strava.com/athletes/18913112
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Does the last one take them across the border into Brazil?

(Maybe I'm getting too cynical)
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

" It would be selfish to do this for ourselves and we looked around for a great charity to support."

When I see Iron Cowboy and this, I know which decision comes first. A single Ironman in one year is a pretty self-absorbed hobby.

Anyway, good luck to them.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mental. but good luck to them both
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As a father, I would not want to miss that much of my child's first year growing up. Definitely bonkers, definitely done with the best intentions from a charitable point of view, but the personal impact is the crazy bit I think. Each to their own though. I hope they succeed.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

700KM of it will be run with a Thule Pram... so I guess they will have more contact with their child than if they are working 40 hours a week...
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

By the looks of him, I hope he gets enough calories down his throat each day
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's from Cornwall IIRC. Needs a pasty sponsor Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Davem wrote:
700KM of it will be run with a Thule Pram... so I guess they will have more contact with their child than if they are working 40 hours a week...


Rather like training, I would say contact time is about quality, not quantity. Spending 700km staring at my child while they sit prone in the same position doesn't count for much IMHO.

But let's leave it there - this isn't about my views on them as parents. They are doing something pretty incredible and that will involve a variety of sacrifices.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

smitters wrote:
Davem wrote:
700KM of it will be run with a Thule Pram... so I guess they will have more contact with their child than if they are working 40 hours a week...


Rather like training, I would say contact time is about quality, not quantity. Spending 700km staring at my child while they sit prone in the same position doesn't count for much IMHO.

But let's leave it there - this isn't about my views on them as parents. They are doing something pretty incredible and that will involve a variety of sacrifices.


But it's all in the name of charity; so why are you hatin' on them bro.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i haven't clicked the links....do they not have jobs?
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 20, 2017 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

explorerJC wrote:
i haven't clicked the links....do they not have jobs?


i don't know him but I know of him from Sydney. He does/did own a successful recruitment company IIRC.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also think these days people often work (lucrative) short-term contracts too, and have breaks between them when it suits. I have a friend who's always taking 'career breaks' as his kids have flown the nest, and he can work when he needs too!
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I'm thinking about taking one final, long career break....
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