Double Ironman Triathlon + 29 Marathons in 29 days

By Andrew Myssonski

I'm fundraising for a great cause.

Hello, my name is Andrew Myssonski and I have decided to fundraise for R U OK? to help spread their message and help prevent suicide.

To raise awareness for R U OK DAY? and Mental Health, I will be training for a Double Ironman, alongside completing 29 Marathons in the month of February 2024. Yes you read that correctly, and yes, I agree this is a dumb idea.

If the satisfaction of supporting suicide prevention, and watching me wither away into skin and bones isn’t enough to make you donate, let me know what is.

The Double Ironman is taking place in Northern Wales in September of 2024. This event will include:

- 4.8 mile/7.6km Lake swim

- 224 mile/360km Bike ride

- 52 mile/85km Run, Including the ascent and descent of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon, tallest mountain in Wales)

Mental Health and Suicide are things that are very close to my heart. About 8 people take their own lives in Australia every day. For every death, it’s estimated another 30 people will attempt suicide. 89% of people report knowing somebody who has made an attempt. I would love to be able to be part of bringing these numbers down. R U OK?’s vision is of a world where we are all connected and protected from suicide. 


Q:Where does my donation go?

A: R U OK? operates at the prevention stage for self harm and suicide. By donating, you will be directly changing and saving lives (and be able to claim a hot little tax deduction).

Q: Can you please put into perspective how long these events are?

A: Double Ironman: For those in Canberra, this would look like a swim from Kingston Foreshore to the Zoo, a ride from Canberra to Sydney (and half way back) and finishing off with a run from Mooseheads to Goulburn. I expect it to take between 30-32 hours, without sleep. 

Marathons: 29 Marathons is the equivalent of running from Canberra to Brisbane.

Q: Will my dad be doing them with me?

A: No, he lacks the ability and refuses to wear lycra.

Q: Can I donate more than once?

A: You can donate as many times as you’d like (recommended in lots of $100,000).

Q: What happens if I finish the double iron man and still have some gas left in the tank?

A: Triple Ironman definitely rolls pretty sweet off the tongue..

I leave you with this thought... A shark could swim faster than me, but I could probably run faster than a shark. So when it comes to this double ironman, it’s all going to come down to whichever of us is the better cyclist.

Thank you for any support you can provide, together we can make a difference.

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Thursday 9th Mar
March Challenge - 11th March

01. 4x4x48 Results

Monday 27th Feb

01. February Challenge - 4x4x48

Monday 27th Feb
Hello everyone.
First of all, a massive thank you to everyone who has checked out the fundraiser and made a donation to R U OK?  It has been overwhelming to see the amount of support this has received in the first two weeks of being live. If anyone has any questions please feel free to ask.

On another note, the first monthly challenge has been completed. The event for February 2023 was the '4x4x48' challenge - run 4 miles every 4 hours for 48 hours. This equates to 12 x 4 mile/6.4 kilometre runs. The image attached shows a quick review of the event. 

Looking forward to the next monthly challenge, scheduled for March 11th! 

Thank you to my Sponsors





One up on you AH


Lani Wilson

So amazed that you're tackling this, I'm enjoying watching your progress so far! Keep it up! And money for an exceptional cause. Thank you.


John Mackenzie

You go girl


Jordan Flynn

Giddy up big dog.


Izzy Muss

Get in son


Josh Wade

Proper impressive areas!


Matt Kulas


Liam Collins

From Britt and Lee Love your work! Meh meh


Mahir And Breena


Louie Felsman

LES GO!!! Amazing work Andy. Such a good cause 👏


Vivek Bhattacharjee


John Mostovoy


Nick Baz

My favourite trainee engineer x


Ben, Kate & Ella


Tom Dixon

You're amazing Mysso! Let me know if you need a water boy for any of your training.


Azza Bashford

Good luck mate!!!! Absolutely crazy


Kathleen Swann

This is both an amazing charity and a fantastic life experience for you. I look forward to seeing your post that you attempted or completed it.. enjoy the journey and training.


Ed, Ash & Sophia

Our money is on you to out-cycle a shark. So amazing Andy & for an incredible cause. You’re a bloody star x


Bronte Johnson

You're Doing Amazing Sweetie!


Brown Bear & Co

Andrew, it's time to show off those super sexy legs of yours! Run that "Are You OK Day" triathlon like a champ, and let those muscles do the talking. We'll be staring at those legs, but don't let that distract you from the finish line!



Great cause. Go Andrew!!! 😊


Valentine Novak

Keep up the good work myssoooooo


Mary Connie Kouparitsas

Such a worthy cause, well done, hope the run goes well.


Luke Garrett

Damn mate, ur a machine!


Rachel Mian

Damn, you sexy son of a gun!


Kev Geary

I love your calf muscles, and yes, you are crazy Miso!


Jessica Page

RIP Calves.. good luck!


Annette J

This is beyond impressive! Go well Andy! A great cause. 😊


Chris Polyichanin


Eve Jones

Best wishes Andrew


Elgin Nogaliza

Keep moving myso! looking forward to what you will accomplish


Sara O'brien


Jonty Phillips

Kick ya bastard



Such a good cause good luck Mysso!!!!


Peter Andruska


Harry Issa

You go hard son





Thanks for running for such a good cause. You are inspiration to us all



First challenge (4x4x48) achieved!


Peter Dewitt

GL mate.


Tom Cohen

You're going to smash it mate!


Greg O'mara

Hope you make it without having a coronary!!



Doing it for the feels