Raised so far $22,412
Our Goal $100,000

Help us raise our goal

Please choose donation amount

or enter your own amount

    Enter your details

    IRON CENTURY 100 Ironmans in 100 Days! Posted by John &, Friday 2nd

    Hi! We are John Mergler and Debi Hazelden, partners and athletes based in Sydney, Australia. We’re about to set a world record: respectively completing 100 Iron distance and 100 half-Iron distance triathlons in 100 days.

    We’re calling this monumental event Iron Century. It will start in Sydney on 28 January and culminate at Ironman Australia in Port Macquarie on 7 May.

    As part of Iron Century, we are raising funds for Australian Red Cross – and the best part is that anyone can join in, whether you’re training for Ironman Australia or simply committing to going for a jog for 100 days.

    Our goal is to raise $100,000 for Australian Red Cross to support their work in disaster relief and recovery. Will you join us?

     

    Join the Iron Century Team!

    Are you doing Port Macquarie Ironman 70.3 or Ironman Australia? Or do you want to join us throughout the 100 days or do your own challenge throughout the 100 days?

    Create your own fundraising page which will add to the team total. Every bit counts! Start fundraising via the website below:

    https://www.tricharity.com/register/iron-century-2017

     

    Cheer us on with a donation

    We’ll need all the support we can get as we sweat it out for 100 days and strive to raise $100k. Scroll up to the top right of this page to make a secure online donation – thanks for your support!

     

    Follow our journey

    Follow us at www.ironcentury.com.au to see our progress through the 100 days. You can also keep track through our social media pages on Facebook and Instagram.

     

    How will I be helping?

    Australian Red Cross is part of the world's largest humanitarian movement. For 100 years, their aim has been to reduce human suffering and improve people's lives, no matter who they are or where they live. All donations made to Iron Century will go towards Australian Red Cross’ disaster relief and recovery fund, supporting people in disasters both here and overseas. You will be helping Red Cross to prepare people for the impacts of disasters; provide practical assistance and emotional support when emergencies strike; and support families and communities through the long road to recovery.

    Find out more about the work of Red Cross at www.redcross.org.au

     

    A big thank you to Our Sponsors

    The real heroes who are kindly supporting us achieve our goal.

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Ren And Brett

    29 Nov 2016

    John and Deb , we are with you the whole way. Cant wait to finish with you in Port Mac. x ren and brett

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Dovi

    29 Nov 2016

    Amazing you 2, best of luck. I ll be there if you need me to swim bike run with you

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Geoff Main

    30 Nov 2016

    Good Luck John and Debi

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $1

    Carrie Van Dam

    Kindly donated

    $10

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Adina Levy

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kelly

    15 Dec 2016

    Best of luck Denise!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Amanda

    16 Dec 2016

    Well done Denise and team - ye are mad!

    Kindly donated

    $70

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kroney

    04 Jan 2017

    ....Off the hook guys....crazy but cool....

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Jo Mawson

    08 Jan 2017

    Great chatting to you Debi. Absolutely a phenomenal task but one no doubt you'll nail. A fantastic cause....truly inspiring. Hopefully see you for a lap or two in Centennial.

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Sarah Cohn

    09 Jan 2017

    Amazing effort John and Debi! You are both incredibly inspiring. Do look after your health on this impressive endeavour!! :)

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Cat Benefield

    12 Jan 2017

    Good Luck! An amazing feat!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $150

    Anonymous

    16 Jan 2017

    Go well team

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Lisa Watson

    17 Jan 2017

    I am proud of you, I am inspired by you. You are making a difference. Go Girl

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Craig

    18 Jan 2017

    Best of luck to you both!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Amanda Clark

    18 Jan 2017

    Good luck to both Debi and John and of course to my IRONMAN training partner Kirsty. Thanks for challenging me every day. I cant wait to complete this IRONMAN with you xxx AC

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $2

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Holly & Si

    21 Jan 2017

    You legends! You are both inspirational (and also a little crazy!) but we are routing for you - go smash that world record! Love Holly and Simon x

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Henley Family ????

    Kindly donated

    $50

    You're My Idol

    23 Jan 2017

    Go well all

    Kindly donated

    $70

    Kim W

    23 Jan 2017

    Good luck Lauren, sorry I couldn't make it Sunday.

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Holly Dare

    23 Jan 2017

    Go smash it Lauren! You are amazing!

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Anonymous

    Kindly donated

    $450

    Anonymous

    23 Jan 2017

    Nice one guys :)

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Mum, Dad And Grandma

    25 Jan 2017

    All good wishes for safe training and the race in May. But we will be there in May to see you complete this challenge. Yeah!

    Kindly donated

    $120

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Kindly donated

    $1

    Anonymous

    25 Jan 2017

    Looking forward to Day One.

    Kindly donated

    $5

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Mike Tattersall

    25 Jan 2017

    Good luck!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $40

    Kindly donated

    $40

    Ben Levy

    27 Jan 2017

    Good luck John and Debi!! Wish I could be there from the start but I'll do as much as I can once I'm back. ????

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Anonymous

    27 Jan 2017

    good luck David

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $150

    Tanya Griffin

    28 Jan 2017

    Crazy! Inspiring! Great cause! Go Paul!!

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Kindly donated

    $250

    Aimee Cleary

    29 Jan 2017

    Paul Taylor you are amazing! x

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Christopher Evans

    29 Jan 2017

    You guys rock! As someone who knows how hard it is to put your body through an extensive amount of physical and mental endurance to help those who need it, you have my respect. Hope the donation helps

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Dick Herman

    29 Jan 2017

    Good luck John and Deb - a massive effort! I've just finished my own personal 100 day challenge, but it was only 5km running per day, and no swimming or cycling :)

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Tim Aldham

    30 Jan 2017

    Best of luck mate. Fantastic effort.

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Karen

    30 Jan 2017

    Go David!

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kate Rowe

    30 Jan 2017

    No limit! for the Merglers....Might see you in the park again soon but both too fast for me. Stay Strong xxx

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Sally

    31 Jan 2017

    Inspiring effort team!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Mitch & Phoebe Seiden

    31 Jan 2017

    Great effort so far. Keep up the good work

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Simon Pollard

    02 Feb 2017

    A great cause and an incredible challenge - well done to both of you

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Peter And The Rest Of Team Orca

    03 Feb 2017

    An incredible effort by two incredible peo[le. You are both amqazing and Team Orca right behind up evey step

    Kindly donated

    $1

    Caroline And Tim

    03 Feb 2017

    Dear John and Deb, amazing effort. cheers Caroline and Tim

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Kindly donated

    $40

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Polly S

    03 Feb 2017

    Go Deb and John, (and all cuppies) you guys are amazing, such an inspiration. is a privilege to know and have trained with you, hope to be back with you after port (if knee gets better...) , best polly

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Tazzle Dazzle

    03 Feb 2017

    amazing people xx

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Lellie

    05 Feb 2017

    Kirsty hope you go well.

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Adam Micolich

    05 Feb 2017

    Passed you training in the park today, looks like an epic challenge you've set yourselves. All the best with it.

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    The Conscience Organisation

    06 Feb 2017

    Good luck

    Kindly donated

    $1

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Anonymous

    07 Feb 2017

    What an incredible challenge. I wish you both all the best and I look forward to reading more blogs over the next 90 days. Best Wishes!

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Jordan Wood

    08 Feb 2017

    Awesome work John and Debi

    Kindly donated

    $500

    Emily Kempson

    08 Feb 2017

    Go Debi and John! You guys are awesome people & a huge inspiration! Good luck!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    08 Feb 2017

    Your efforts are incredibly inspirational. Don't underestimate what your feats means to all of us mere mortals. Dream big and dig deep. Thanks

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Julie-anne Hazlett

    09 Feb 2017

    Without a doubt, the most difficult sporting challenge I have heard of in my circle of friends. Good luck! I'll be thinking about you every day and wishing you every success! YOU CAN DO THIS!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Steve Mcmanus

    10 Feb 2017

    I am amazed at what you are trying to achieve - truly inspirational!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Barbara Johnson

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Margaret And Barrie Haigh

    15 Feb 2017

    Good luck with the Iron Man Kirsty. You're amazing!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Dave Hanson

    19 Feb 2017

    You both continue to inspire

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Grant Atchison

    19 Feb 2017

    Great objectives - combining Iron Century with raising money for Red Cross. Best wishes to you in achieving both of these.

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Graham And Simonne

    20 Feb 2017

    An amazing effort Debi and John - sending you support and strength from over here on the Otago Peninsula!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Trea

    20 Feb 2017

    This is truly inspiring! Thank you for your amazing efforts to support a great cause!

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Jill

    21 Feb 2017

    I heard about your goal thx to The Beast - you two are bodacious big-hearted champion legend rock stars and I applaud your efforts!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Holly

    22 Feb 2017

    You're so inspiring! Supporting you all the way, go smash that IM! Maybe I'll join you one day.... amazing, well done! x

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Becs Maso

    22 Feb 2017

    GO YOU GOOD THINGS

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Alasdair

    22 Feb 2017

    Keep going.......I'm trying to do 5 IM in 5 days later in the year and this is giving me huge inspiration to struggle through the training...great effort

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $50

    James & Lou

    23 Feb 2017

    Good work guys, you're amazing!!

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Michael

    26 Feb 2017

    I'm full of admiration

    Kindly donated

    $100

    26 Feb 2017

    PT you deserve a donation for your positivity and persistence. I don't always agree with it at 6am but overall it's pretty impressive.

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Noni & Andy Weatherhead

    27 Feb 2017

    We wish you all the best in your endeavour Kirsty, go girl. xx

    Kindly donated

    $40

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Karen

    02 Mar 2017

    Keep up the good work guys!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Wayne

    02 Mar 2017

    Fantastic effort... can't wait for end result... good luck... :)

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Dani Lombarr

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Nat

    06 Mar 2017

    You are such an inspiration! Congratulations on the World Record and the fundraising. Stay safe, stay dry and stay strong out there!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Sally And Les

    06 Mar 2017

    Always keep moving

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Dawn Hillier-davis

    07 Mar 2017

    Go Paul Go....well over 1/3 through and 9 weeks to IM Port Mac. Awesome effort, in what has been awful conditions the past few weeks. Good work at the Gong...what a difference a year makes.

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Dawn Hillier-davis

    07 Mar 2017

    Words fail me John and Debi - every day, rain, wind, shine, there you are. A huge mental challenge day in, day out to get up and do your sets. Hats off. Keep up the awesome work.

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Claire, Chris And Cara

    09 Mar 2017

    What an incredible challenge and a wonderful cause. Lots of love to you from NZ xx

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Stan

    10 Mar 2017

    Good luck PT!!

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Mireille

    12 Mar 2017

    Hi Debi and John, I hope you reach your amazing goal of $100,000 for the Red Cross. Your determination is huge!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    13 Mar 2017

    incredible... I have no other words!

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Pia

    13 Mar 2017

    love your work!!!

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Danny Builth-snoad

    13 Mar 2017

    Truly impressive, an amazing effort guys

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go go go Iron Century

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go go go Iron Century

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go go go Iron Century

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Iron Century

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Iron Century

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Iron Century

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Ironcentury

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Ironcentury

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go IronCentury

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go IronCentury

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Ironcentury

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Ironcentury

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Ben Lowe

    14 Mar 2017

    Go Go Go Ironcentury

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Peter G Murphy

    14 Mar 2017

    Congrats on a selfless and courageous effort to fund raise for a great cause. You are inspirations to all at the pool.

    Kindly donated

    $250

    Kindly donated

    $120

    Shl

    16 Mar 2017

    PT! So impressed with your commitment to the Sprint Century. And always with a smile on your face and with plenty of encouragement for the rest of us. Legend!

    Kindly donated

    $30

    Kindly donated

    $20

    Hood

    17 Mar 2017

    Your dedication is an inspiration. Go team!

    Kindly donated

    $25

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Ren And Brett

    18 Mar 2017

    Hey PT I thought it was a good day for a little donation boost. Happy half way there day. You're a good egg. love you loads x ren and brett

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Iryna

    18 Mar 2017

    AMAZING!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Max Moffroid

    24 Mar 2017

    55 days in and still in absolute awe of what you two are doing.. Such a worthy cause, can't praise you enough!

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Heather Weise

    Kindly donated

    $100

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Gillian Conway And Mark Mcgreal

    25 Mar 2017

    John, Debi and IRON CENTURY team. You are all so inspirational. Well done on all your achievements to date and best of luck to everyone for the Port Macquarie Ironman/70.3 ;) YOU GUYS ROCK!

    Kindly donated

    $200

    Kindly donated

    $250

    Kindly donated

    $50

    26 Mar 2017

    Mind blowing!

    Kindly donated

    $50

    Sponsor Us

    ^ Scroll up