An amateur athlete told News Shopper in June that he wanted to achieve the extraordinary and he has now done just that.

Chris Leek, 32, completed the Enduroman Arch2Arc without a wetsuit this week in record breaking time.

He ran, swam and cycled from Marble Arch to the Arc de Triomphe in an unprecedented 69 hours and 29 minutes.

The previous record was 73 hours and 39 minutes.

He tweeted News Shopper to share the news and we will soon be bringing you an interview with Chris.

In a statement on his Arch2Arc Facebook page, Chris said: "We dreamed, we came, we conquered.

"Today, I broke the WR for Enduroman Non Wetsuit Arch2Arc Triathlon.

"I cannot express how thankful I am to the team for making this happen. Great things do not happen by one person, they’re done by a team of people.

"Thank you for everyone’s support, kind words and positive videos. I’m resting up and will be in contact soon. Love to you all."

Chris spoke to News Shopper before his challenge and explained that he was doing it for his dad Dennis, who has Lewy body dementia and Parkinson’s.

News Shopper:

The Budweiser sales manager has so far raised £48,000 for Parkinson's UK, Lewy Body Society and Orpington's Saxon Day Centre.

READ: Meet the heroes improving the lives of dementia sufferers at an Orpington day centre

Chris is one of five people to ever swim the challenge without wearing a wetsuit.

He ran 82 miles, swam 21 miles before finishing with a 181 mile run on Monday, August 5.

We will update you after we speak to Chris about his gruelling 298-mile journey.

You can donate to Chris' fundraiser here.