Mayo triathlete Stephen Donnelly will undertake an Ironman challenge to raise funds for his local Meals and Wheels service and the Mayo General Hospital Covid-19 fund for patients and staff.

The 33-year-old will undertake the challenge at his home in Ballina on Friday, using a commercial-size builders’ skip filled with water to mimic the full length swim, which will take about an hour.

The life guard and swimming teacher at Ballina swimming pool came 7th overall in Ironman Estonia last year and set a course record while winning the Hardman Long Distance Triathlon in Killarney.

The event will be live streamed on his Facebook page and he is also encouraging cyclists how want to partake in the cycling leg of the challenge to do so using Zwift at 8:10am.

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