Tom Daley enjoyed great success last year as he became the first Team GB diver to win four Olympic medals while also claiming his first gold.
While await confirmation on whether the 27-year-old will feature at Paris 2024, Daley has been keeping himself busy with his baby, television work and also a Comic Relief challenge that he has described as ‘the hardest thing he has ever done’.
What is the Comic Relief challenge?
To raise money for this year’s Comic Relief, the diver has been taking part in ‘Tom Daley’s Hell of a Homecoming.
The challenge includes brutal endurance tests as he rows, cycles, swims and runs from the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to his hometown of Plymouth.
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Here was the four-day itinerary for Daley’s challenge...
Row 6 miles - Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to Tower of London
Cycle 60 miles - Tower of London to Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake
Swim 1000 metres - Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake
Cycle 63 miles - Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake to Southampton
Cycle 130 miles - Southampton to Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
Run 30 miles - Bovey Castle to Plymouth
What has been said?
Ahead of Daley’s final day of the challenge (Thursday), the Olympian said the four-day fundraiser was the hardest thing he had ever done.
During the live BBC Breakfast broadcast, Daley said: “I trained for the Olympics, I trained for all of those 20 years that I have been in diving, this is the hardest thing that I have ever had to do in my life.
“Physically, it has just been one thing to the next to the next and the accumulative impact that it has had, I look and feel awful.”
Dragon’s Den star and entrenpreneur Steven Bartlett has praised his Daley, posting a message of support on Instagram last night.
Bartlett wrote: “FaceTime with the incredible @tomdaley on his epic 4 day endurance challenge as he raises money for Red Nose Day!
“Go on Tom - a fellow Plymothian doing the city proud!”