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- May 7, 2021
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Greg James completes ‘Gregathlon’ challenge for Sport Relief
Kicking off in Belfast and finishing in Norwich city centre, Greg swam, ran and cycled a total of 246.3 miles to raise over £800,000 for Sport Relief. Half the money raised will be used here in the UK, with the other half supporting people in some of the world’s poorest communities.
Having completed triathlons in Belfast, Cardiff, Glasgow and Sheffield Greg pleased the crowds with a twirl at the finish at BBC Norwich. Greg endured some agonizing recovery sessions and ice baths alongside his endurance efforts, but was rewarded by amazing support from both the public and some familiar faces. Fellow Radio One DJ Nick Grimshaw and Example turned out to support Greg for his run through Sheffield. Bailey Matthews, recent winner of The Pride of Britain and Helen Rollason Award, also joined them in assisting Greg to cross the finish line.
Greg’s efforts were closely followed on Twitter and Instagram, with some amusing physio photos accompanying well wishes from Danny Dyer, Geoffrey Boycott and Craig David. Check out our 6 favourites below!
Was genuinely scary this morning. A bit ‘touch and go’ as my mum would say but I overcame it thanks to your messages and support and generosity. Over £200,000 already only after days. Insane. #Gregathlon
A photo posted by Greg James (@gregjames17) on Feb 10, 2016 at 8:32am PST
Not an ideal start to the Sheffield cycle. My minnnnndds telling me yes, but my body, my body’s telling me NO. #Gregathlon Need your help to dig deep. Text GREG to 70703 to give £3 to @sportrelief Thank you X
A photo posted by Greg James (@gregjames17) on Feb 11, 2016 at 1:13am PST
Water couple of lads. @example joined me for a swim in Sheffield. The total is staggering – too tired to even comprehend how generous you all are. £380,338!
A photo posted by Greg James (@gregjames17) on Feb 11, 2016 at 8:27am PST
5 triathlons. 5 days. 5 cities. DONE. Total so far…£816,808. Thank you everyone, so so much. Insane. X #Gregathlon
A photo posted by Greg James (@gregjames17) on Feb 12, 2016 at 12:41pm PST