National record holder and cyclist Fabio Spiteri embarked on a bike ride 47hrs and 41 minutes long around Sicily to raise €50,000 for around 21 animal shelters. The feat was massive and grueling, with Spiteri revealing that throughout his voyage on our Italian neighbor, he underwent some daunting physical and mental challenges. During the trip, which is the second fastest in history, resulted in him having several doubts after 400km, as the 40 degrees Celsius heat beat down on him. At the 500km mark, Fabio slept for around 5 seconds on the bike, resulting in him hitting a barrier and smashing his shin. Yet, he persisted.
He took a power nap of around an hour after 600km on a pavement and continued, followed by another 20 minute break after 700km. He revealed how he had to dig deep to survive 2 days, 2 nights and 3 sunrises. Thankfully, our local Iron Man managed to complete his 1000km in 47 hours. Fabio’s amazing feat is not only one for the sports and athletic books but also a generous act of charity from which animal shelters in Malta and Gozo will be greatly benefitting!