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Dubai Man Plans 7-Day Ironman Journey Through UAE

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Dubai resident plans to complete seven consecutive Iron-distance journies, alone, every day for a week across the seven emirates.

Dubai: Some believe it is common for men hovering around the 40-year-old mark to experience a mid-life crisis. However, for one man turning 40 is just another reason to do something spectacular and inspire a nation’s youth while he is at it.

In January, Scott Ragsdale, chairman of the naseba group, celebrated his 40th birthday and on December 2 the UAE will celebrate its 40th National Day.

In commemoration of National Day and with endorsement from the UAE General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare, Ragsdale is taking on this challenging feat. On November 28, he will begin the naseba-seven challenge; commonly known as a seven-day Ironman Triathlon.

On December 5, he will arrive in Abu Dhabi, having finished his quest of swimming 3.5 kilometres, cycling 180.25 kilometres and running 42.195 kilometres, alone, every day for a week across the seven emirates.

“I want to prove to myself I can be consistent and focused to make this happen and ideally through my actions I will inspire those around me,” said Ragsdale. “This isn’t anything other than I turned 40 this year and I want to spend a year to focus on getting myself physically fit and making it happen.”

Read More: Gulf News