Inspirational Prekkie and Scully complete epic challenge

Paul Sculthorpe and Steve Prescott at the Arc De Triomphe

Paul Sculthorpe and Steve Prescott at the Arc De Triomphe

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STEVE Prescott MBE broke his personal best when he completed the London Marathon on Sunday.

But his achievement was all the more remarkable as the ex Saints star had spent the previous week running the Paris Marathon, cycling from Paris to London and rowing the English Channel!

Paul Sculthorpe and Steve Prescott before the London Marathon 2012

Paul Sculthorpe and Steve Prescott before the London Marathon 2012

Steve, who is battling a rare form of stomach cancer, crossed the line alongside ex teammate Paul Sculthorpe in an impressive four hours and 23 minutes - beating his previous best by just one minute - before being interviewed by Sue Barker as part of the BBC’s wall-to-wall coverage.

Earlier in the week the duo had successfully completed the Paris Marathon in less than four and a half hours before pedalling the 186 miles from Paris to Calais on the next two days.

Unfortunately, they were greeted by seven metre-high waves and a force eight gale on their arrival in Calais so their intended kayak crossing was postponed to later in the week.

To safeguard against losing any more time they opted to cycle from Dover to London last Thursday before returning to Dover to cross the Channel on Saturday.

With kayaking ruled out for safety reasons, the duo successfully crossed the Channel in a five-man rowing boat alongside ex Saints teammates Chris Joynt, Bernard Dwyer and Steve Hall.

Despite stubborn gale force four conditions, the quintet completed the crossing in seven and a half hours.

All funds raised via the challenge will be split between Try Assist and the Christie Cancer Hospital. To make a donation, go online at: www.justgiving.com/Steve-Scully