Davina meets criteria for the Whyte Hall of Fame

Luton sports supremo Greg Whyte with TV presenter Davina McCall

Luton sports supremo Greg Whyte with TV presenter Davina McCall

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TV presenter Davina McCall has run, cycled and swum 500 miles in one of the most extreme challenges ever undertaken for Sport Relief.

And there beside her every step of the way was former Luton Olympian and current Sport and Comic Relief trainer Greg Whyte OBE.

The one-time Ashcroft High pupil said: “She’s a legend, a super star, one of the toughest women I’ve ever met – as you’ll see in documentary Beyond Breaking Point on BBC1 tomorrow night (March 20).

“It was a war of attrition, an ultra triathlon in the most unbelievable weather.

“Day one was 17 hours of cycling from Edinburgh to the Lake District. It was just horrendous – raining, snowing, sleeting, hailing – and the wind! On a bike that’s scary.

“Swimming Windermere was also a dark moment.”

After spending more than an hour in its freezing embrace, Davina had to be helped, almost comatose, from the water.

Greg, 46, said: “She’s up there with all the guys, a real Sport Relief legend. She’s certainly eligible for the Whyte Hall of Fame.”

> Sport Relief is a biennial event with Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Games taking place Friday to Sunday. Fans can follow the action on the BBC.

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