Greg James is competing in a triathlon in Cardiff today

Storm Imogen won’t stop him


BBC Radio 1 DJ and presenter Greg James visits Cardiff today on the second leg of his five day Sport Relief #Gregathlon challenge, where he is aiming to complete a triathlon a day.

The aim of the game is to cycle, swim and run his way through five triathlons in five cities in five days, all in aid of raising money for refugees in Jordan. He will be cycling through the Welsh valleys, swimming in Cardiff’s International pool then ending his triathlon by running in and around the city centre.

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Greg arriving at Cardiff Bay

Last minute changes were made to the route due to Storm Imogen, that hit Wales yesterday. Despite this, Greg seemed positive and determined this morning to begin his Cardiff challenge. His running route will go through the city centre and Cathays, past the university, before culminating at BBC Wales. His efforts are being updated via twitter and the Sports relief website where you can find an map tracking their whereabouts. Supporters are posting a stream of good luck messages and screenshots of their donations.

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As of this morning Greg had raised just over £82,000, and supporters are hoping he reaches the £100,000 by the end of the day. A host of celebrities have been sending messages of support to the fitness fanatic and radio host, including Welsh legend Sir Tom Jones.

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Start of the Swim leg of the #Gregathlon in Cardiff International Pool.

Running with him today will be the All Time Low band members, giving him a morale boost at the end of the day then joining him in the studio for his 4pm radio show.

This painstaking challenge will continue tomorrow in Glasgow, then follow with Triathlons in Sheffield and Norwich.
To get a live feed of his progress follow #Gregathlon on Twitter as well as this link to see an update of his location.

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