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Nivea 5×5 Challenge

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ABOUT THE NIVEA 5X5

Five teams, five simultaneous endurance events, one thousand eight hundred and ten kilometres of hard slog. All five events are timed to end between one and two o’clock in the afternoon of the 20th September 2015 at the Radisson Blu Resort, St Julian’s with the ambitious aim of collecting €100,000 in aid of The Ladybird Foundation.

GET TO KNOW THIS YEAR’S PARTICIPANTS

In each discipline the five participants will function as a team, supporting and helping each-other along the way, and hopefully finishing together.

The Run - 51km

Our five runners will cover 51km each, battling the raging sun and aging legs in their quest to cover this Ultramarathon distance.

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START: 06:00 at Imtarfa on 20/09/15
Kid's Walk: Info coming soon
FINISH: 13:00 Radisson Blu, St. Julians

Gordon Craig

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David Demarco

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Kurt Micallef

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John Montanaro

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Peter Perotti

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Fast Facts

THE RUNNERS WILL TRAIN FOR APPROXIMATELY 150 HRS, ENOUGH TO LISTEN TO THE AUDIO BOOK OF WAR AND PEACE 3 TIMES OVER

The Walk - 45km

Our hardened walkers, the irrepressible Nannakolas, will trek from Mdina down to the coast and towards St Julian’s for a total of 45km, longer than a full marathon.

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START: 04:00 at Mdina on 20/09/15
FINISH: 13:00 Radisson Blu, St. Julians

Muccia Manduca

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Nicola Busuttil

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Maria Pia Anastasi 

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Graziella Radmilli

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Christine Gravina

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Fast Facts

AS PART OF THEIR TRAINING OUR WALKERS WILL COVER THE SAME DISTANCE AS THAT BETWEEN MALTA AND MILAN

The Cycle - 175km

Covering 175km on a 27km island means that our cyclists will have to make quite a few loops, cycling for around 10 hours on their way to the finishing line.

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START: 03:00 on 20/09/13 from The Edge Radisson Blu, St. Julians
Kid's Cycle: To be held at Ta'Qali (more info coming soon)
FINISH: 13:00 Radisson Blu, St. Julians

Luke Rizzo

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David Galea Souchet

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Trevor Crockford

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Steve Apap Bologna

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Jan Rossi

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Fast Facts

IN THEIR MONTHS OF TRAINING THE CYCLISTS WILL PUSH THOSE PEDALS ROUND AN ESTIMATED 1 MILLION TIMES

The open water swim - 16km

Any open water swim of 10km or more is defined as a marathon, so our swimmers will be doing more than a marathon and a half as they make their way from Ghadira all the way to St Julian’s, hopefully in a time of around 6hrs.

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START: 06:30 on 19/09/13 at Ghadira Bay
FINISH: 13:00 The Edge, Radisson Blu, St. Julians

Daniela Apap Bologna

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Debbie Caruana Dingli

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Andrew Ransley

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Paul Savona

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PATRICK TABONE

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Fast Facts

DURING THEIR PREPARATIONS EACH SWIMMER WILL SWIM A DISTANCE EQUIVALENT TO MALTA - POZZALLO ....MORE THAN 4 TIMES OVER

Event Co-ordinators

ANTONELLO GAUCI
TONY VELLA
PETER WIRTH

Technical Support

ALBERT GAMBINA
DORIAN VASSALLO

Come and be a part of it!

In each of the five disciplines there will be a short part of the route where The Ladybird Teams will be accompanied by as many children and families as we can get together. Please follow our website www.theladybirdfoundation.org and facebook page closer to the date.