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Ironman Austria

Held in the beautiful city of Klagenfurt, Ironman Austria attracts over 20,000 athletes from 50 nations each year to compete in a series of long distance triathlon races. John Smith, Paul Fettes, Kirstin Carroll and Mark McIntosh endured the gruelling one day challenge on the 1st of July 2012 as part of the Monifieth Triathlon club (M3 for short). The challenge consisted of a 3.8km swim, a 180km bike ride and it finally finished with a 42.2km marathon. The event was made even more difficult due to a heat wave reaching 104 Fahrenheit.

Ironman 2From left: Paul Fettes, Kirstin Carroll, John Suttie Smith an Mark McIntosh.

The team raised over £1500 for AICR! 

Ironman 1

"AICR is well known for funding innovative cancer research.  While all funding bodies claim similar funding priorities the reality is the larger national funding agencies are by nature more conservative and more reluctant to fund basic and translational research that is possibly higher risk but potentially greater impact.  AICR has a track record of supporting this type of cutting edge research, making it an attractive funding option for research projects such as ours to functionally assess gene mutations identified by the melanoma genome sequencing projects."  

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Dr Brian Gabrielli, University of Queensland Diamantina Institute, Brisbane

 

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