No Shame Cast Episode #051: Gerard Prendergast

On this weeks episode of No Shame Paddy speaks to Irish triathlete Gerard Prendergast. In 2017, Ger won the Deca UK, one of the world’s most difficult endurance races (10 Ironmans in 10 days). Ger talks about his prep, his toughest challenges & what it was like becoming only the second ever Irishman to complete & win the Deca. The Ballymun native spent a gruelling 12hrs 36mins in the water, 87hrs 44mins on his bike & 57hrs 48mins running. 

Listen to Episode #051 of Paddy Holohan's No Shame Podcast Below:


Currently Ger is close to finishing a year long challenge of 52 Ironmans in 52 weeks to raise awareness for Mental Health Ireland. To add perspective to the scale of his challenge, 1 Ironman consists of a 3.8km swim, 180km on the bike & a marathon run, you'd be exhausted just thinking about it let alone attempting it.

Ger's motivation stems from personal grief after his brother-in-law Mike tragically took his own life last year. After seeing the incredible work of Mental Health Ireland, Ger was inspired to take on the challenge in a bid to raise much needed funds for the charity. Ger is Currently on week 47 of the challenge & has just 5 Ironmans left to complete. 

On episode #051 of the No Shame podcast, Paddy & Ger also discuss how the current homeless situation is a massive factor in the alarming, increasing number of suicides in this country. Depending on whether it's somebody you know, have lost or even if it's something you're suffering from yourself, Depression is an illness that affects nearly everyone in Ireland. 

Watch Episode #051 of Paddy Holohan's No Shame Podcast Below:


The easy thing to do is nothing & that's why it's so good to see people like Ger out there doing everything in their power to help out those that need it most. If you'd like to donate to Ger's campaign for Mental Health Ireland anything at all is greatly appreciated. Donate Here #NoShame

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