The ultimate in Sporting Endurance: The TRIFITMARELLA BIG CHALLENGE 2019 takes place on this Saturday.
This challenge is a 24 hour ironman distance ultra triathlon. An amazing 5KM swim from the Mediterranean beaches of Marbella, depending on the tide the route will be Hippopotamus Beach to Marbella Cable Beach. Followed immediately by 200 KM of undulating cycling with big climbs from the Marbella Arch to the historic Granada City Centre, finishing with a 50KM run up the highest tarmac road in Europe to Pico Veleta which towers over Granada Provence.
Christopher Grenfell and Jansen Riley are heading up this amazing challenge, with support from fellow local athletes. Writing this in such few words almost makes this sound like a breeze. So read the words again, and fully digest the madness of this event.
But Why: Simple – Sarah Almagro Vallejo. At just 17, Sarah became ill with bacterial meningitis infection and later sepsis which meant amputation of her hands and feet: an amputation that saved her life. Sarah’s kidney was also damaged and she is now on a waiting list for a kidney transplant. Money needs to be raised, and in association with Somos Tu Ola, the money raised is for Sarah to receive prosthetic limbs.
With support and fund-raising, which means help from you all, Sara will have the medical care and facilities she needs to enable her to make a bright and positive future for herself. Giving her parents, family and friends the support they need to watch Sarah develop into the life she deserves.
Dr Galache of Elviria Medical Centre will be at the Fuengirola Castle Car Park from 6.15 pm to give information on Sarah’s life challenges, and to talk to you about how your donation will be the positivity that Sarah needs.
Please donate, just a little
Swim Start Time : 3.30 pm
Bike Start Time: 6 pm
Run Start Time: 7 am (4 August)