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LISTEN | The crazy that makes Ironman 4 the Kidz triathletes tick

One of the Ironman 4 the Kidz beneficiaries
One of the Ironman 4 the Kidz beneficiaries
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“A crazy event and therefore we should try to do some good with it.”

That is how Gary Stephenson, one of the driving forces behind Ironman 4 the Kidz South Africa along with ex Springbok Garth Wright, sums up what sparked the insane idea of doing the gruelling Ironman events — all in the name of charity.

Starting with donations of just R11,000 in 2005, the charity has collected more than R25m to date — distributed to facilities catering for children in need around the country — and are aiming for R1m this year. 

In That Weekend Feeling with Daron Mann this week, Gary Stephenson describes how completing a 3.8km sea swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run can make a difference in the lives of so many children.

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