Keith Diaper My name is Keith Diaper I’m a husband and father. My wife (Pippa) has Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. Pippa was misdiagnosed for 18 months until we discovered the Hypermobility Syndromes Association. This amazing charity has supported not only Pippa but us as a family for many years now. We cannot thank the HMSA enough and are honored to raise awareness and funds for the outstanding work they do.

I have been taking on personal challenges helping to raise awareness and funds for the HMSA since 2017.
I’ve completed:
52 x 70.3-mile triathlons over 26 consecutive weekends
Run Marathons,
Run a 24-hour ultra-marathon
Swam 17.5-miles in a pool in 12 hours
Cycled 214 miles and climbed 18766 feet in 24 hours.

In 2019 our 8-year-old daughter (Isabella) joined in with her own challenges, taking part in her first year of multi-sport events, we couldn’t be prouder of her determination to help raise awareness and funds for the charity. We are sure she will continue to do great things in years to come.

However, at 43 I'm not getting any younger and I cannot persist with these bigger challenges indefinitely. That being said I need one last massive challenge to end on. I will keep supporting the HMSA in the future but this will be my last big challenge.

Starting 4th April 2020 I will be completing a 140.6-mile triathlon (Iron Distance) every day for 10 consecutive days. That's a 2.4 mile (3.86 km) swim, 112 miles (180.25 km) cycle ride than a marathon 26.2 mile (42.20 km) each day. This will see me cover 1460 miles in just 10 days.

These events are called Deca Triathlons and can be entered at selected locations worldwide, but I wanted to add my twist to the event and really push my mental toughness to the very edge. So with that in mind, I am very proud to announce that David Lloyd Health Club will be supporting me to do all 10 triathlons at their facility at West End, Southampton I will swim in the 22-meter pool, then jump on a Wattbike before running each marathon on a treadmill. This should really add to the metal endurance side to these events.

We would really appreciate your support by sharing this event with as many people as you can and if you're in a fortunate position to donate we would be very grateful.

#DefinitiveDecaTriathon #ShowYourStripes4HMSA
Keith Diaper