Weighty mat­ter

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At an av­er­age of 8100kg a day, Alex Prince is chal­leng­ing him­self to lift one mil­lion ki­los in 123 days as he raises funds for cancer re­search.

ALEX Prince has a lot of weight on his shoul­ders, lit­er­ally, as he at­tempts a mas­sive chal­lenge for char­ity.

The Round 1 Fit­ness Cock­burn Cen­tral coach and Piara Wa­ters res­i­dent has set him­self 123 days to lift one mil­lion kilo­grams at an av­er­age of 8100kg a day, all in the name of cancer re­search.

Mr Prince has just passed the half­way mark of his chal­lenge and has al­ready lifted more than 533,000kg dur­ing ma­chine weight and free weight work­outs.

He said he was aim­ing to raise $20,000 for Curtin Univer­sity cancer re­searchers after see­ing first-hand the ef­fect the dis­ease was hav­ing on loved ones.

“Both of my par­ents have got cancer and it just sucks to see the pain they’re in, the things the have to go through daily and just the strug­gle to get on with life as nor­mal as pos­si­ble,” he said.

“I’ve al­ways wanted to do some­thing to fundraise so I just did it.

“One mil­lion ki­los is a lot of weight and it doesn’t mat­ter how you try break it down, so pick­ing a tar­get that would get peo­ple’s at­ten­tion as well as be achiev­able with hard work was some­thing that made the mil­lion ki­los the right amount.

“My body is sore but its worth the pain.”

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Alex Prince is try­ing to raise $20,000 for cancer re­search by lift­ing a to­tal of one mil­lion kilo­grams in 123 days.

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