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Rotherham Hospital Doctor Helps Get DJ Greg James Back on His Feet for Sport Relief

08 Mar 2016 14:59:59

An A&E Doctor at Rotherham Hospital was the medical cover for Radio 1 DJ Greg James in his latest fundraising challenge for Sport Relief. 

Dr Simon McCormick was part of the 25 strong team who helped Greg complete five consecutive triathlons across five UK cities in just five days. 

On his experience Simon said: “I did each of the 9 mile runs with him, carrying an emergency kit and defibrillator on my back which gave me a taste of what he was going through.” 

Starting in Belfast on the 8th February, Greg cycled, swam and ran more than 200 miles, completing the challenge in Norwich on Friday 12th. 

Fortunately, Simon wasn’t needed for most of the time apart from Wednesday morning when Greg completed a freezing outdoor swim in Glasgow.   

Simon added: “He was very cold coming out of the water. We got him warmed back up again and in an hour he was off out on his bike ride.” 

At the last count the ‘Gregathlon’ had raised £1m for Sport Relief but the final total won’t be known until the Sport Relief live event in March. 

A documentary about the challenge is now available on BBC iPlayer.  

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