He got through Hell

John Bishop completes triathalon

John Bishop has completed his ‘week of hell’ cycling, rowing and running from Paris to London.

The 45-year-old comic ran into Trafalgar Square on Friday evening – completing his third marathon in three days – to learn that he has raised £1.6million for Sport Relief.

He was greeted by hundreds of fans – including Jason Manford – and told them: ‘Just arriving here in Trafalgar Square. Amazing. You've changed the lives of people. I haven't.'

And when he was told the final amount he raised, he added: 'That's just blown me away. That money's going to change lives. It's going to change the lives of people we don't know.

'Thank you from the bottom of my heart. And on behalf of all those who will benefit from the money, thank you from the bottom of their hearts too.'

Bishop set off on the trek on Monday, first cycling the 185 miles from Paris to Calais.

After just one hour's sleep he then endured a 26-mile row across the English Channel accompanied by Davina McCall, Freddie Flintoff and Denise Lewis – before doing his marathon runs.

Published: 2 Mar 2012

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