Grit and gump­tion for Telethon

Kardinya res­i­dent Anthony Sciano will join for­mer rugby league player Matt Fuller, MMA gi­ant Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei and Josh Cata­lano in a 24-hour en­durance chal­lenge for Telethon.

Melville Times - - Front Page - Bryce Luff

KARDINYA res­i­dent Anthony Sciano is in for plenty of pain when he at­tempts a 24-hour en­durance chal­lenge for Telethon, ac­cord­ing to MMA gi­ant Soa ‘The Hulk’ Palelei.

Sciano (25) will tackle the test on a road bike hooked up to an in­door trainer.

The trainer keeps the rider sta­tion­ary while con­vert­ing the ef­fort of cy­clists into speed and pro­pel­ling an avatar on screen through a dig­i­tal world.

It is the same set-up Sciano, an ex­pe­ri­enced triathlon com­peti­tor, used re­cently to score sil­ver at Zwift’s KISS Aus­tralian eCrit Fi­nale in Mel­bourne.

Palelei, who has twice fin­ished the 24-hour non-stop en­durance chal­lenge on a sta­tion­ary ergo grinder, said his new com­pan­ion would have his chal­lenges.

“The hard­est part is be­tween 1am and 6am when there’s not as many peo­ple around,” he said.

“This will ei­ther break him or make him a man.”

Sciano said he was ex­cited to join the likes of Palelei and for­mer rugby league star Matt Fuller in rais­ing money for Telethon.

“It’s a priv­i­lege to be along­side those guys who’ve put them­selves through this be­fore,” he said.

“I’m hum­bled to be a part of it, con­tribut­ing to some­thing that’s greater than me and hav­ing the op­por­tu­nity to help oth­ers.”

Fuller has helped raise close to $600,000 since he be­gan his an­nual 24-hour en­durance chal­lenge in 2001.

“My mo­ti­va­tion is my chil­dren,” he said. “I’m very lucky to have two healthy chil­dren but not every­one is so lucky.”

To do­nate, visit https://give.ev­ery­day­hero. com/au/24hr-spin-cy­cle-fortelethon.

Anthony’s pain will be Telethon’s gain... Anthony Sciano will take part in a 24hour en­durance chal­lenge for Telethon.

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