Exeter City’s under-23 coach Dan Green is taking on a mammoth challenge as he attempts 10 triathlons in 10 weeks for Prostate Cancer UK.
The challenge has extra meaning for Dan, who sadly lost his father to Prostate Cancer recently and as much as he is looking to raise money for the charity, he is also looking to help raise awareness to make sure people do not suffer alone.
Speaking about taking on the challenge Dan said: “In the past year or so there have been so many great charity events and I just wanted to contribute a little to that for a fantastic charity. I picked something big because I wanted to get people’s attention and the fact it’s going on until September 26, it’s probably a bigger challenge than I thought!”
The 10 in 10 triathlon challenge consists of 10 Olympic triathlons (1500m swim followed by 40km bike finished with 10km run) on consecutive Sunday's. “I’ve done the aspects of a triathlon before, but I’ve never done them all in one go.” Said Dan. “It was something I thought I could commit to for ten weeks, so every Sunday I’ll be out early doors before I get back to watch the previous day’s game.”
Dan is hoping that the challenge can help to raise awareness that support is available, and that no one has to suffer on their own.
“From a personal point of view my Dad had prostate cancer over the last seven years and sadly passed away recently. The one thing I’ve always seen is that while the cancer itself might be unavoidable, the suffering doesn’t have to be. I want people to know where they can get their support and how to get that support, so people don’t suffer on their own.”
“We’ve set a target of raising £5000 but I’d be just as happy if 5000 people contributed £1 because that means we’ve reached 5000 different people. It’s so important to spread the word.”
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