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Watch: Fabio Spiteri opens up on the challenges faced in successful Sicily quest

Ultra triathlete Fabio Spiteri hailed his accompanying team during the latest edition of SportsTalk after successfully cycling around Sicily in under 48 hours.

The veteran triathlete became only the second person to complete the 977km route in one day 23 hours and 40 minutes to follow in the footsteps of Maurizio Mezzasalma, who incidentally also formed part of the support team of Spiteri.

Video: Matthew Mirabelli. Photos: Steve Zammit Lupi

During the interview, Spiteri gave a deep insight into the journey he went through to complete the challenge, explaining the training regime he went through and the mental battles he had to fight during the quest of completing the cycle in less than 48 hours.

Spiteri, who holds the national record of double and triple ironman, last year cycled around the island in 56 hours.  

Funds raised from the gruelling ride will go towards 16 animal shelters, improving the fate of cats, dogs, horses, and rabbits and Spiteri also intends to donate some funds to help refurbish a dog shelter in Canicatti, Sicily.

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