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John Montanaro
By: admin
Jul 22, 2015

Date of Birth: 24/02/78

Day Job: Retention and Development Manager, Vodafone Malta

What made you sign up for the Nivea 5X5 Challenge? It is a fantastic cause, if through my contribution and sacrifice, I can make at least 1 child smile, then all the pain and suffering and early mornings, are all worth it.

Have you ever attempted such a distance before?  I ran London Marathon, which is a distance of 42k in 2012, one of the toughest things I have ever done, both mentally and physically, I literally crawled across the line, adding 10k on top of that, well it will be very interesting to see how things turn out. However we are a fantastic group of runners and we are committed to putting in the hours of training to ensure that we are as prepared as possible.

What are your thoughts as you look forward to the challenge ahead? I worry about the long runs in the summer heath, the chafing and the blisters., but to be honest the guys I am running with are fantastic we are all on the same wavelength and gearing ourselves up for the 5am starts when the heat kicks in. My only hope is that we all make it to the starting line in one piece, and that we collect as much money for this great cause in the process.