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!
Check out his earlier efforts!
Done. For now. Bring on Belfast on Monday! #Gregathlon
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
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
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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!
HALF A MILLION! ARE YOU JOKING?! Now for a 46 mile bike ride round Norfolk. Final day. BIG PUSH! LETS GO! #Gregathlon
5 triathlons. 5 days. 5 cities. DONE. Total so far…£816,808. Thank you everyone, so so much. Insane. X #Gregathlon
You can also help raise more money for Sport Relief by purchasing some of the official merchandise, including one of the t-shirts, as seen on Greg James below (£10 with at least £5 going to Sport Relief, available from Sainsbury’s and sportrelief.com), and wristbands (£1 with at least 50p going to Sport Relief, available from Sainsbury’s, Oxfam and sportrelief.com).