An adventurer who was seriously hurt in a motorbike accident is thought to have cycled into the record books by becoming the first person to complete a trio of gruelling challenges. James Ketchell was told he would never walk properly again after shattering his ankle in a road accident in 2007.
But the 31-year-old from Basingstoke rose from his hospital bed to complete a remarkable recovery - and today became the first man believed to have rowed the Atlantic, climbed Mount Everest and completed an arduous global cycle.
Mr Ketchell was swamped by more than 150 people including family, friends, Scouts from all over the country and sponsorship supporters when he crossed the finish line this afternoon in Greenwich.
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