Team will be back

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

THE team be­hind a 24-hour chal­lenge that raised an in­cred­i­ble amount for Telethon have hinted they are plan­ning to go big­ger next year.

South Lake res­i­dent and MMA star Soa Palelei, to­gether with rugby league cham­pion Matt Fuller, spent 24 hours on ergo grinders, while chef Josh Cata­lano did it on a sta­tion­ary bike.

The trio raised $76,000 and while not giv­ing too much away, Palelei said they had al­ready turned their at­ten­tion to Telethon’s 50th year in 2017.

“Stay tuned for next year. It’s the 50th year of Telethon, so we have to do some­thing pretty big,” he said.

Palelei said the chal­lenge be­gan to get dif­fi­cult with six hours to go.

“I was cramp­ing, my hands were stiff and my back was seiz­ing up stop,” he said.

“Keep­ing an even pace was the plan and watch­ing my team­mates keep go­ing pushed me in the last hours.” but you can’t

Soa Palelei, Matt Fuller and Josh Cata­lano in ac­tion

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