Event: Ironman Challenge, Nice, France
Details: 2.4 mile swim / 112 mile bike / 26.2 mile run
Super-fit Bpositive supporter Chris Absolom is challenging himself with the task of the Ironman challenge in Nice, France on Sunday June 23rd 2013. Chris is raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research - a charity that is close to both Chris and his wife Angela's hearts.
Two years ago Chris and Angela's life was turned upside down after Angela was told she had Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia (ALL). The news naturally came as a huge shock, especially as Angela was such a fitness fanatic, having competed in sprint and Olympic triathlons, at the age of 54, no less.
Angela, who began her treatment at Musgrove Ward hospital in Taunton, spent an initial 13 weeks of her chemotherapy in and out of isolation. Her treatment was aggressive and as a consequence Angela suffered many set backs. However, Angela is now in the midst of her maintenance programme of her treatment after achieving remission.
Chris explains "Angela has supported me over the years whilst I competed as a Road Racing Cyclist and more recent Triathlete competing at all distances up to and including Ironman. We both feel it is time we gave something back to help find treatments which will help find a cure for Leukaemia. These trials are crucial and this is why we have chosen Leukaemia & Lymphoma as our chosen charity."
Both Chris and Angela are active and passionate supporters of Bpositive and have travelled over the UK to take part in patient meetings.
If you wish to support Chris with his challenge then you can do so by visiting his JustGiving page here.