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. 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.
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 this event is?
A: 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 32-34 hours, without sleep.
Q: Understanding this event is a long time away, will you be doing any other events any sooner?
A: Yes - I will be 'doing something difficult' at least once each month up until the event. I will be sure to post about it each time this happens.
Q: Will my dad be doing the double iron man 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 iron man, 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.
01. February Challenge - 4x4x48Monday 27th Feb
Thank you to my Sponsors
One up on you AH
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.
You go girl
Giddy up big dog.
Get in son
Proper impressive areas!
From Britt and Lee Love your work! Meh meh
Mahir And Breena
LES GO!!! Amazing work Andy. Such a good cause 👏
My favourite trainee engineer x
Ben, Kate & Ella
You're amazing Mysso! Let me know if you need a water boy for any of your training.
Good luck mate!!!! Absolutely crazy
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
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!
Damn mate, ur a machine!
Damn, you sexy son of a gun!
I love your calf muscles, and yes, you are crazy Miso!
RIP Calves.. good luck!
This is beyond impressive! Go well Andy! A great cause. 😊
Best wishes Andrew
Keep moving myso! looking forward to what you will accomplish
Kick ya bastard
Such a good cause good luck Mysso!!!!
You go hard son
Thanks for running for such a good cause. You are inspiration to us all
First challenge (4x4x48) achieved!
You're going to smash it mate!
Hope you make it without having a coronary!!
Doing it for the feels