Cockburn Central gym coach lifts 1 million kilos for cancer

Alex Prince is aiming to lift 1 million kilos in 123 days for cancer research. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489261 communitypix.com.au.
Alex Prince is aiming to lift 1 million kilos in 123 days for cancer research. Photo: Jon Hewson. d489261 communitypix.com.au.

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 8,100kg 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 533,000kgs 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.

Alex Prince. Photo: Jon Hewson.

“Both of my parents have got cancer and it just something that 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 and 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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