Olympic Torchbearer Nick visited POWERbreathe Towers today

Anne Brar, Director, and Duncan Kerr presenting POWERbreathe to Nick and AlexPOWERbreathe Classic user Nick Howden-Steenstra, 18, and his good friend Alex Hutchinson, 19, visited POWERbreathe Towers this morning to fill us in about the challenge they’ve chosen to undertake: celebrating the coming of the Olympics from Greece to London and raising money via their Just Giving page for Macmillan Cancer Support and Amnesty International.

The 4000km-plus Torch Triathlon 2012 (3250km cycling, 813km running and 122km swimming) is unprecedented, with such triathlon distances not being covered self-supported before.

The official Olympic torch is to be lit at the Temple of Hera in Olympia, Greece, on the 18th May and flown to England. Nick and Alex intend to bring another representative Olympic torch to England from the very same temple via the 4000km Torch Triathlon, one month earlier.

Nick and Alex popped into POWERbreathe Towers to receive a POWERbreathe Plus Heavy Resistance each, to help them strengthen their breathing muscles for the event, and warm-up their breathing muscles every day before each challenge.

Nick and Alex will be setting off for their Torch Triathlon from Greece on February 22nd, arriving in London on April 7th, in time for Nick to take part in the 2012 London Olympics Torch Relay on 1st July.

You can follow Nick and Alex on Facebook and we’ll keep you updated on their progress here too.

Everyone at POWERbreathe Towers would like to wish Nick and Alex all the best for a successful event.

If you have any comments that you’d like to leave for Nick or Alex, please feel free to do so.

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