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From 28 January to 7 May, endurance athletes John Mergler and Debi Hazelden aim to complete an 'Iron century': 100 Iron triathlons in 100 days. They'll be doubling the current world record for triathlons completed in consecutive days.

Red Cross is committed to #gothedistance to support people as they respond and recover from emergencies. To raise funds for this vital work, Debi and John will go the distance too - swimming, cycling and running a combined total of 33,870 km. That's further than the journey from Sydney to New York and back again.

Red Cross helps people prepare for the impacts of disasters; responds quickly to provide practical assistance and emotional support when emergencies strike; and supports families and communities through the long road to recovery.

Disasters can change someone's life in an instant. So can you. When you make a donation in support of Debi and John, you'll be providing valuable assistance to people affected by emergencies in Australia and further afield.

Support Debi and John as they #gothedistance or rise up to your own fitness challenge.



Get involved

Go to the Iron Century Team fundraising hub to make a donation in support of John and Debi, or to join in with your own fitness challenge.



How can I get involved?

Make a donation

You don't have to do a triathlon to make a difference! Make a donation in support of Debi and John's world record attempt - all it takes is the click of a button.

Take on your own fundraising challenge

Join the Iron Century team by setting your own 100-day fitness challenge. You can create your own fundraising page which will add to the team total.



We recommend that you consult your doctor or personal trainer before taking on any new health or fitness program or an activity that's likely to push your physical limits, and always put your safety first. The Australian Government's Health Direct website offers free advice for fitness and exercise which you may find useful - you can find it here.