1. ITV Report

Britain's 'Forest Gump' makes history

Sean is often seen as Britain's answer to Forest Gump Credit: ITV News

An extreme endurance athlete from Cheltenham has become the first person in history to complete the British ultra-triathlon.

Sean Conway's journey lasted 85 days and saw him cycle 3,200 miles from Lulworth Cove in Dorset, around the British coastline to Scarborough on a bamboo bike, run more than 800 miles to Brighton and then swim 100 miles back to Lulworth Cove, arriving on Friday 24 June.

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Sean Conway and his kit in Dorset, shortly before completing his epic task Credit: Discovery Channel

The 35-year-old was unsupported throughout the challenge and carried his own kit, including the tent that he slept in.

Sean previously swam the length of Britain Credit: PA

This has been, without doubt, the hardest thing that I have ever done. My body feels broken and I've lost all my body fat as a result, but it has all been worth it.

The support from the public has been incredible and has kept me going. I can't thank you all enough.

– Sean Conway

The Discovery Channel followed the athlete from Cheltenham's quest for a three-part documentary series, "Sean Conway: On the Edge".

It will be broadcast on 31 August 2016