Two men from Buckinghamshire flew out to join Russ Cook on the final stretch of his trek across Africa.

Ralph and Felix Caille, who both live in Princes Risborough and are aged 51 and 13 respectively, travelled to Tunisia to meet the ‘Hardest Geezer’ after the latter completed his goal of running the length of continent in just over a year.

The father and son arrived in Tunis, the capital of Tunisia on April 1 where they, along with several others, ran around 37 miles with the online personality to the finishing line.

The group eventually crossed the final line in Cape Angela around six-and-a-half hours later.

They then flew back to England on April 8.

During the challenge, Cook ran around 10,000 miles across 16 different countries where he suffered injuries, had visa issues and was even held at gunpoint.

But why did the 27-year-old commit himself to the challenge?

It was for the Running Charity – a non-for-profit organisation that harnesses the power of running to help people experiencing homelessness or managing complex needs, and Sandblast, a charity providing educational events about Saharawi people and culture through the arts in the UK.

A goal of £1,000,000 was set with £855,000 being donated so far.

Taking to X (formerly known as Twitter), Cook said: The first person ever to run the entire length of Africa. Mission complete.

"Ran Africa. Was proper hard. Got it done. Strawberry daiquiri secured. Gave my beautiful girlfriend a big kiss. Went absolutely potty to Soft Play at the afters. Back in the UK later."

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