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Greg Whyte OBE

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31 December 2013Prof Greg Whyte awarded an OBE in New Year's Honors List

Prof Greg Whyte, the sports scientist who has coached celebrities such as David Walliams and Eddie Izzard for Sport Relief, has become an OBE for services to to Sport, Sport Science and to Charity.

Recognised as one of the country's leading sport scientists, Greg Whyte becomes an OBE.

Before embarking on his research career, Prof Whyte competed as a modern pentathlete at two Olympic Games.

Previous roles included being the director of research at the English Institute of Sport and for the British Olympic Association.

He became well known for coaching celebrities undertaking challenges for Sport or Comic Relief, including David Walliams swimming of the English Channel and Eddie Izzard running 43 marathons in 51 days.

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