Where is Tom Daley now? British diver ‘makes Plymouth proud’ in Comic Relief’s grueling challenge
Here’s how Tom Daley kicked off 2022.
Tom Daley enjoyed great success last year when he became the first diver from the British team to win four Olympic medals while winning his first gold medal.
While awaiting confirmation of the 27-year-old’s participation in Paris 2024, Daley has been busy with his baby, his TV job and also a Comic Relief challenge which he described as “the most hard as he ever did”.
What is the Comic Relief Challenge?
To raise funds for this year’s Comic Relief, the diver took part in “Tom Daley’s Hell of a Homecoming.”
The challenge includes brutal endurance tests as he rows, bikes, swims and runs from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford to his hometown of Plymouth.
Here’s the four-day itinerary for Daley’s Challenge…
6 mile line – From Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to the Tower of London
Cycling 60 miles – Tower of London at Redgrave Pinsent Row Lake
Swim 1000 meters – Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake
Cycling 63 miles – Redgrave Pinsent Rowing Lake in Southampton
Cycling 130 miles – From Southampton to Bovey Castle, Dartmoor National Park
Run 30 miles – Bovey Castle in Plymouth
What was said?
Ahead of the final day of the Daley Challenge (Thursday), the Olympian said the four-day fundraiser was the toughest thing he had ever done.
On the BBC Breakfast live broadcast, Daley said: ‘I’ve trained for the Olympics, I’ve trained for all these 20 years I’ve been in diving, that’s the hardest thing I’ve ever had to do in my life.
“Physically it’s just been one thing to another and the cumulative impact that has had, I look and feel awful.”
Dragon’s Den star and entrepreneur Steven Bartlett heaped praise on his Daley, posting a message of support on Instagram last night.
Bartlett wrote: “FaceTime with the amazing @tomdaley during his epic 4 day endurance challenge as he raises funds for Red Nose Day!
“Come on Tom – a fellow Plymothian who is the pride of the town!”