West Midlands Man To Lap The World

A man from Halesowen is in training for an incredible round the world challenge which could see him bringing home 9 world records.

Sam Greatrex was diagnosed with cancer at 10 years old, now 29 he's raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support by rowing and cycling around the world.

He's starting in Birmigham in September, then rowing the Atlantic, crossing the Americas, then the Pacific before cycling back to Brum 18 months later.

Sam and his team hope raise around £240 thosusand pounds all of which will be spent in Birmingham, mainly on a new chemotherapy unit at Birmingham Children's Hospital.

You can get more details on the challenge here: http://www.laptheworld.com/