Who is Greg?
*Plant-based endurance triathlete
*Life Coach - Health & Lifestyle Success Expert
*Lost 30kgs in 2013 (for more info on Greg’s personal transformation visit www.gregmcdermott.com.au)
*Ironman Melbourne 2014 finisher
*Ironman Cairns 2014 finisher
*Hills Triathlon Club Spirit Award 2014/15 Season winner
*Qualified & finished Ironman 70.3 World Championships 2015
*Ultraman Australia May 2016 finisher
Plant-based endurance triathlete and Ultraman finisher Greg McDermott, will be taking on the 14,815km grueling endurance journey, circumnavigating the continent on his road bike.
Starting in his hometown of North West Sydney, the ride continues north through the NSW coast to Townsville QLD, in land to Darwin NT, down the west coast of WA to Perth, across the Nullaboor to Adelaide SA, through Melbourne VIC to finish in Sydney, NSW (does not include TAS).
The journey will start on Saturday 3rd September through to Sat 19th November, 2016 and will take 79 days/11 weeks/2.5 months, averaging 180km per day, over 7 hours from 5am-12noon.
To educate, motivate and inspire as many people as he can throughout the journey, that anything you want to achieve in life IS possible. He's not aiming to break any records (current record is 37 days) but rather talk to businesses, schools and community groups across Australia about finding your purpose in life, setting goals and taking action steps each day towards achieving them. Nothing is impossible!
To raise $50k for Father Chris Riley’s Youth Off The Streets throughout the journey to help this amazing group continue their work of helping Australian youths aged 12-21 who are facing the challenges of homelessness, drug and alcohol dependency, exclusion from schools, neglect and abuse, to turn their lives around. Greg wants to help Youth Off The Streets because he believes every youth should have the opportunity to realize their childhood dreams and that misfortune in adolescence shouldn’t define their future. It’s Youth Off The Streets that helps these youths to realize their potential for future growth and success!