Professor Greg Whyte, a former international modern pentathlete, competed in two Olympic Games and is a European and World Championship medalist. He is an expert in the field of sports science, graduating from Brunel University; He furthered his studies with an MSc in human performance and completed his PhD at St. Georges Hospital Medical School.
Greg is the preeminent authority on Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance and Rehabilitation in the UK. An internationally recognised expert in the field, Greg has extensive professional experience assessing, treating and improving the performance of athletes and sporting enthusiasts ranging from celebrities attempting their first mountain summit to Gold medal seeking Olympians.
Greg is well-known for his involvement in Comic Relief, since 2006 Greg has applied his sports science work to assist various celebrities in completing some of the toughest challenges. Greg has trained, motivated and successfully coached the comedian David Walliams to swim across the English Channel; James Cracknell to run, cycle and swim to Africa; Cheryl Cole, Chris Moyles and Gary Barlow to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro; Eddie Izzard to run a remarkable 43 marathons in 50 days and more recently Christine Bleakley to waterski across the Channel, as well as a whole team of celebrities, including Dermot O’Leary, to cross the driest desert in Africa.
Greg is an intelligent and charismatic figure and alongside his knowledge and experience of both coaching and participating in ultra-endurance sporting events, Greg can give an exciting, motivational and awe-inspiring perspective into what it means to participate succeed in any challenge an individual or team may face.
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