Greg James brings Sport Relief to Sheffield in Triathlon Challenge


By Rebecca O’Rourke and Matt Matkin @bckyrose @mattrmatkin

Greg James came to Sheffield today to complete the fourth stop of his #Gregathalon for Sport Relief.

The  BBC Radio One presenter has completed a triathlon everyday this week which has included cycling, swimming and running across various locations in the UK.

The presenter appeared at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre  this morning, fresh from his cycling challenge, to take part in the 1.5 kilometer swim portion, alongside musician, Example.

Example sped off, leaving an evidently exhausted Greg James to slip behind, after his valiant efforts so far this week.

The pair finished in just under 50 minutes.

Joking to Example once finishing, Greg said: “It’s been nice to have this clown with me, good pace setter.”

Supporters came along to the event with banners to show encouragement.

One women, Zoe Piggot and her daughter Lily, came all the way from Doncaster to support Greg James in his challenge.

“We’ve followed his radio one career when he was on early breakfast right up until drive time show” she said.

“We’ve been listening and watching and we’ve watched the footage of him yesterday, the difficult patch in Glasgow, so yeah we’ve kept up to date with it on Twitter and on Facebook.

“We decided to bring a banner just to show our support really because you’re never quite sure in these kind of things how much support there’s going to be are you?”

After getting out of the pool and taking a well-deserved rest, Greg was told that so far he had raised over £300,000 for Sport Relief.

He told BBC’s Radio One listeners: “I don’t know what to say.”

Shortly after the result, he began the running portion of the day where he’ll finish at Radio Sheffield.

He will be moving onto Norwich tomorrow, where he will complete his final triathlon.

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