On 20th June I will be attempting my own Ironman triathlon (3.8km swim, 180km cycle and 42.2km run) in order to raise money for Sheltersuit Foundation.
Sheltersuit is a non-profit organization providing immediate shelter to the homeless, while using upcycled materials and providing jobs to people with a distance to the labour market. Sheltersuit has provided support around the world, including in the UK and Germany.
I have been keeping myself “sane” over the winter months by training for my first Ironman triathlon, racking up over 4000 km on the bike and over 1000 km of running since August. Now it is a race against time to also get “swim fit” after training opportunities were non-existent over winter!
With large events still being cancelled I have now decided to “go it alone” and plan my own route in and around Frankfurt. I’ll be trying to break 12 hours however, in reality, the main goal is just to finish!
Follow @foggosoloironman on Instagram or my Strava page if you’d like to see updates before, during and after the event!
The Sheltersuit is a wind and waterproof jacket with an optional sleeping bag attachment to provide immediate shelter. The Sheltersuit consist of a jacket, sleeping bag and a duffel bag. The jacket is made from high-quality, breathable tent-fabric.
The inner lining is made from upcycled sleeping bags, making each Sheltersuit unique. The large hood shields the face from rain and streetlights, and contains an integrated scarf. The Sheltersuit was designed to be wore in cold climates.
This is a product for people in need.
Water- and windproof jacket that can be transformed easily into a sleeping bag.
Equipped with a large hood, integrated scarf and large pockets.
Made entirely from upcycled materials.
Made by former refugees who are distanced to the labour market.
The sheltersuit has an opening in the bottom to make it easier for the user to move.