Surgeon to take on Ironman

One of our consultant urologists, Anthony Koupparis, is taking part in the Cotswolds 226 Triathlon later this month, to raise money for our Prostate Cancer Care Appeal.

Anthony, 42, has never done a triathlon before and has been training hard for the event  since Christmas.

“I work as a part of the fantastic Urology team here at Southmead Hospital and came up with the mad idea of doing an Ironman event to raise money for our Appeal.” Explains Anthony.

“At Southmead we offer world-class robotic surgery treatment to men suffering with prostate cancer and our Appeal is to buy 2 new robots so we can help even more men.  It’s such a worthwhile cause.”

For the triathlon on 25 June, Anthony will be competing in a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile cycle, topped off a full 26 mile marathon.  It’s a massive undertaking for a novice.

“I’ve been training every week since Christmas and it’s been quite tough. But I got a message of support from Chrissy Wellington – four-time world Ironman champion and one of the world’s most amazing athletes – and that has really encouraged me!”

You can find out more about Anthony’s challenge and sponsor him here:

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