Ironman Kona Dreaming
- By: Gary Muller
- Short URL: https://www.backabuddy.co.za/gary-muller
My name is Gary Muller (32). I am originally from East London in the Eastern Cape (the home of Ironman 70.3 South Africa), I now reside in Cape Town.
I am raising funds to cover the costs of my trip to go race The Ironman World Championships on the big island of Kona, Hawaii!
Breakdown of costs:
Fights - R23 000
Accommodation - R22 000
Car Hire - R10 000
I hope to raise all funds by the end of September 2019.
Qualifying for Ironman Kona was always my goal for 2019. The plan was put into place in July 2018 when the training and saving begun. I did everything to get myself into the best shape possible to qualify at Ironman South Africa in April, but unfortunately, after suffering a mechanical on the bike, I was not able to finish the race.
Wanting to use the fitness, we decided to travel to Cairns Australia, the home of the Ironman Asia Pacific Champs to have another go at a qualification. Everything fell into place on race day, and I finished 3rd in my age group, securing my Kona slot!
Obviously, it was never in the plan to travel to Australia and the Kona savings took a bit of a knock.
Hopefully, with your help, some of the financial stress can be lifted and I can concentrate on my training to be able to achieve my best result possible on 12 October.
- Jul 24, 2019 - USD $ 7.57
- "Go Win" - Dave Sullivan