IronEM the road to IronMan Barcelona 2017
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IronEM the road to IronMan Barcelona 2017

The “IronEM” project is the living instrument of promotion and demystification of the Multiple Sclerosis disease thought out the amazing journey of affected people that are will...

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The “IronEM” project is the living instrument of promotion and demystification of the Multiple Sclerosis disease thought out the amazing journey of affected people that are willing to fight and live their dreams.

After being diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) in 2010, it took me 3 years to find the way out of this devastating disease. Running helped me overcome my condition and lead me to conquer my first marathon in 2014. In the year after, the challenge increased and I completed 3 marathons in a month. Now, a new and astonishing challenge – the IRONMAN – composed by 3.8 km open water swimming, 180 km cycling and 42 km running that contribute to the most difficult triathlon event in the world.

 

In that sense I created the project “IronEM” as the living instrument of promotion and demystification of the Multiple Sclerosis disease. By participating in the IRONMAN, I hope to inspire others with my example and show that no matter what, it is possible to believe in a better tomorrow and hope to live our dreams.

 

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In this project I will include the will to help the Coimbra delegation of the MS Portuguese Society. I will offer 25% of project value money to help this institution acquiring a transportation van, fully equipped to receive patients affected by MS.

 

The “IronEM” will serve as beacon to all of those that receive the news of having a devastating disease. You may think that by having MS your life will not be the same. By fulfilling my dream I will demonstrate that through adaptation and acquiring new and healthier habits, everything is possible.

About the author

I am Alexandre Dias, BSc in Economy and amateur athlete. At 25 years of age what would have been a simple eye conjunctivitis transformed into a chronic disease diagnosis.

 

The MS forced me into a psychological recessive spiral, where the intensive fatigue caused by the decease lead me to an inactive way of life. At that point the only sport I have known was playing football with friends and MS also took me that. Less movement caused more fatigue and more fatigue led to lack of will to move which ultimately resulted in a weight increase into 116 kg. The degradation of physical structure contributed negatively to the decease evolution and only a complete turnaround would change my fate.

 

At that moment, I became across with a fortuity newspaper story. A Danish old lady with MS completed 366 marathons in 365 days! What?!! And old lady could do that? With MS? Wait a minute…Can I complete at least one marathon?!

 

That was the decisive motivational idea that I needed to do a 180º turn around in my life. It started with a complete change in my food habits, then gym workouts and then the first running. In March 2014 I completed my first 10km in Porto Fathers’ day run and it was the unleash of an huge amount of supressed feelings. In the same November, the first marathon!! Such emotions…the rush, the freedom, the ability to fulfil the proposed objective, the pride to be the first Portuguese with MS to complete 42km!!!

 

And then, new year and new objective completed. Three marathons in one month!! Lisbon, Frankfurt and Porto were the cities that saw me climb another step in this fight! Now they are simply beautiful pages in my life book that I will always remember.

 

But I am not done yeat!! After becoming acquainted with another sport – triathlon – I discovered the IRONMAN. This amazing sport event appeared as an enormous and astonishing challenge and inside my head a silent idea was becoming to grow. Eventually, since I could not think in another thing I took the final decision to do the IRONMAN Barcelona with a two-year preparation period.

 

In 2015 I could run, I could arguable cycle but I did know how to swim. I had to had some swimming classes and after 1 year of intensive training I started my first sprint triathlon. I started but I did not finish. A panic attack in the water forced me to quit but not to give up. Two weeks later I completed the Cascais Triathlon half distance (1.8km open water swimming, 90km cycling and 21km running) and again my heart was full!! Again I was able to conquer something that the MS diagnostic said that I could not do.

 

2017 is the major challenge year. Completing the IRONMAN will prove once and for all that I am capable and I am more than a chronic disease diagnostic.

 

MS has changed my life but I strongly believe that is done it for better! Now I know that I can do exercise, I am able to live new and amazing experiences, I can constantly challenge me and I can share my adventures and my accomplishments with others that are just like me.

 

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Budget and due dates

Training

Fortunately, I have good running and cycling conditions. However, since I have not a swimming pool in my hometown (Vimioso), I am obligated to do at least 120 km per training session, 4 times a week to the district capital (Bragança)

                equipment - 700€

Swimming [Travelling] – 600€

Swimming [classes ] – 250 €

Preparation Events (9)

                  Inscription – 450€

                  Accommodation – 150€

                  Travelling – 500€

Main Event - IronMan Barcelona

Inscription - 560€

Acommodation - 400€

Feeding - 150€

Travelling - 300€

  • Invest with
    5€ or more

    5€ or more – Email Special Honouring

    To which contribution I will thank personally to the donor.

    3 backers

  • Invest with
    10€ or more

    10€ or more – Facebook Acknowledge

    To which contribution I will thank personally to the donor by Email and Facebook Acknowledge in the project official profile.

    11 backers

  • Invest with
    25€ or more

    25€ or more –Running T-shirt of the project

    To which contribution I will thank personally to the donor by Email, Facebook Acknowledge in the project official profile and Running T-shirt of the project.

    11 backers

  • Invest with
    50€ or more

    50€ or more – Running T-shirt, Sport Bag of the project, Water reservoir GoldNutritionTM, hat of ProjetoPedal and 10% discount.

    To which contribution I will thank personally to the donor by Email, Facebook Acknowledge in the project official profile, Running T-shirt of the project, Sport Bag of the project, one water reservoir GoldNutrition (limit to 50 units), one hat ProjetoPedal and 10% discount (on PVP) in one item on the store PedalSempre (http://www.pedalsempre.pt/).

    6 backers

  • Invest with
    100€ or more

    100€ or more - Cycling jersey, sport bag, hat, 20% discount TomTom Runner 3 Cardio + Music, GoldNutrition Pack, 15% discount

    To which contribution I will thank personally to the donor by Email, Facebook Acknowledge in the project official profile, cycling jersey of the project, Sport Bag of the project, one hat ProjetoPedal , 20% discount TomTom Runner 3 Cardio + Music*, Pack GoldNutrition** (1 Goldrink +1 water reservoir+2 energy bars + 1 protein bar) and 15% discount on the store PedalSempre (http://www.pedalsempre.pt/). *Equipments TomTom eligible for discount: • 1RKM.001.00 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music Preto/Verde (L) • 1RKM.001.01 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music Preto/Verde (S) • 1RKM.001.02 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music Rosa/Laranja (S) • 1RKM.001.10 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music + Auscultadores Preto/Verde (L) • 1RKM.001.11 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music + Auscultadores Preto/Verde (S) ** Pack GoldNutrition limit to 10 units.

    2 backers

  • Invest with
    250€ or more

    250€ or more - Cycling equipment , sport bag, hat, 40% discount TomTom Runner 3 Cardio + Music, GoldNutrition Pack, 18% discount

    To which contribution I will thank personally to the donor by Email, Facebook Acknowledge in the project official profile, Cycling equipment (it can be a triathlon equipment or running t-shirt) of the project, Sport Bag of the project, one hat ProjetoPedal , 40% discount TomTom Runner 3 Cardio + Music*, Pack GoldNutrition** (1 Fast Recovery +1 Shaker + 1 Towel) and 18% discount on the store PedalSempre (http://www.pedalsempre.pt/). *Equipments TomTom eligible for discount: • 1RKM.001.00 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music Preto/Verde (L) • 1RKM.001.01 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music Preto/Verde (S) • 1RKM.001.02 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music Rosa/Laranja (S) • 1RKM.001.10 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music + Auscultadores Preto/Verde (L) • 1RKM.001.11 - TomTom RUNNER 3 Cardio + Music + Auscultadores Preto/Verde (S) ** Pack GoldNutrition limit to 5 units.

    1 backer

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Payout completed

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23/06/2017

Campaign ended

The campaign failed to raise the total amount

Fri, 12/05/2017 - 20:06

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  • Alexandre Dias

    Atingimos os 25%

    MUITO OBRIGADO amigos, com este patamar estamos cada vez mais perto do objectivo.

    Não se esqueçam de partilhar com os vossos amigos.

    Por todos fica mais fácil.

    Obrigado por me ajudarem a ajudar.

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  • Alexandre Dias

    Atingimos os 10%

    Muito obrigado pelo apoio.

    Este pequeno gesto irá fazer a diferença em muitas vidas.

    :)

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