BRAVE cancer sufferer Jane Tomlinson today announced another gruelling challenge.
The woman told she had only months to live three years ago is to attempt one of the world's hardest and physically demanding challenges - the three quarter Ironman.
The challenge in Nice consists of a 4km sea swim - equivalent to 160 lengths in an average pool - plus a 120km bike ride and a 30km run.
It will take about 11 hours in the heat of southern France.
The distance is three times as long as the Olympic Triathlon and the cycle ride will include three mountain passes with three haute category (too high to grade) climbs.
However the mother-of-three from Rothwell, Leeds, is no stranger to haute category climbs. In June this year she completed the ultimate cycling challenge, the 1,909-metre high Mont Ventoux in Provence, southern France, on a tandem bike with her brother Luke Goward.
Having already completed three London Marathons, three London triathlons and a bike ride 1,300-miles across the UK, which have raised more than £900,000 for charity, Mrs Tomlinson vowed to stop taking part in her high profile challenges after finishing a 2,000-mile bike ride from Rome to Leeds in June this year.
Mrs Tomlinson was awarded an honorary degree from the University of Huddersfield.
She also found herself a training partner - Dr Nicki Latham, head of the University's health and sports studies department.