Iron man goes the distance

Posted: September 2, 2010

Earlier this year we reported that Paul Boote, CEO of wholesaler Planet Earth Logistics, would be participating in his first ever Iron Man Distance triathlon for charity. He completed the event, in Roth, Germany, in a time of 13 hours 44 minutes and 20 seconds on 18th of July. The gruelling one-day event began with a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike race and culminated in a 26.2 mile marathon run.

Inspired to undertake the challenge in aid of those suffering with depression-related sexual dysfunction, Paul embarked on the challenge to raise a target of £1,000 for Depression Alliance, a charity that supplies counselling and resources to those who are suffering from this treatable illness. Paul’s painful journey, which has cost him several toe nails and considerable blistering, was all worthwhile as he was able to beat his target and has so far raised a total of £1,919 – however he is still taking donations at his website

Paul aid afterwards: “After continually pushing myself for almost 14 hours non-stop I feel battered and bruised, but it was worth it for such a worthwhile cause. A lot of people out there suffer with some kind of sexual dysfunction which is caused by either depression or anxiety. By giving money to Depression Alliance we can help increase the support offered to those who feel depressed so that they don’t have to suffer this kind of dysfunction and can get the help they need before their symptoms get out of hand.”

Danish Olympian Rasmus Henning was the overall winner of Challenge Roth with a time of 7 hours, 52 minutes and 36 seconds. Chrissie Wellington MBE, triathlon world-record holder, led the ladies with a time of 8 hours 19 minutes and 13 seconds.