After reaching the summit, Greg took time out to send a message to students hoping to study at the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
Over the years, Professor Greg Whyte has helped train many celebrities to complete some of the toughest challenges on behalf of Sport and Comic Relief. A Professor in Applied Sport and Exercise Science at LJMU and an authority on exercise physiology, sports performance and rehabilitation, Greg has been alongside the stars as they run, walk, cycle and swim long distances to raise money for good causes.
For this year’s Comic Relief he’s helped a group of celebrities including Alexander Armstrong, Ed Balls and members of Little Mix, trek up Mount Kilimanjaro. After a gruelling seven days battling altitude sickness, extreme weather and basic camping conditions, the team finally made it to the 5,895 metre summit. Following the team's celebrations at the top, Greg took time out to send a message to students hoping to study at LJMU's School of Sport and Exercise Sciences.
If climbing to the summit of Kilimanjaro wasn't enough, he is also helping self-confessed bad dancers, Tess Daly and Claudia Winkleman, complete a 24 hour Danceathon for Red Nose Day:
"I have been working with Claudia and Tess for two months towards the 2019 Comic Relief Danceathon. I have been focusing training on key determinants of performance including strength, cardio respiratory endurance and core strength and stability. For the Danceathon itself, the full spectrum of sport science support will be required to deliver success including: physiology, psychology and nutrition. Whilst we are sure to have some fun, dancing non-stop for over 24 hours is a significant challenge with sport and exercise science at the centre of success."
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