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British racing driver Monger overcomes odds to complete epic challenge

Racing driver Billy Monger, who in 2017 suffered a horrific racing accident, which led to both his legs being amputated, completed 140 miles of walking, cycling, and kayaking to raise funds for the Comic Relief foundation

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British racing driver Billy Monger who in 2017 endured a horrific crash at the Donnington race circuit, which led to both his legs being amputated, has successful completed a challenge to raise funds for the Comic Relief Foundation.

Monger covered 140 miles of walking, cycling, and kayaking over a four-day period. The feat is all the more remarkable when you factor in that the 21 year old rode a bike for the first time just one month ago.

Monger started the process with an 18-mile walk, followed by a 65-mile bike-ride, he then kayaked 6.5 miles across Ullswater before finishing his remaining miles at the Brands Hatch race circuit.

Monger completed 18 laps by bike around the race track in Kent before concluding the challenge by walking the circuit a further three times.

"That right there is the finish line," said Monger on a video posted on his official Twitter handle.

"I've just done a 140 miles in four days. Its been the toughest, most exhausting, most incredible four days of my life. Super proud and thankful for all your support."

The full video can be found below

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