By ALANAH ERIKSEN
You can do it! An exhausted James 'Arg' Argent during the final leg of the London Marathon
Just last month, James Argent was so unfit he couldn't even run down to the end of his road. But the 24-year-old was proud to prove his 'haters' wrong today when he completed the 32nd London Marathon.
The Only Way Is Essex star finished with a time of 06:01:01 and by 5pm, had raised £3308 for Cancer Research.
The reality star proudly tweeted at the end of the race: '6 weeks ago i was 18 stone and couldnt run down my road. Just completed London Marathon.
'Received so much stick n lots believed i wouldnt do it but proved those Haters/Doubters wrong! Hope Grandad Seamus is proud! #CancerResearch.'
Giving it all he's got: The Only Way Is Essex star finished with a time of 06:01:01
Cheering him on: The reality star perks up a little bit to wave to supporters on the sidelines
He was joined by co-stars Cara Kilbey and Billi Mucklow, who finished with times of 05:47:45 and 06:02:37 respectively.
Wearing a large yellow cardboard arrow on his head with his name painted on in black, Arg set off with the 37,500 athletes from Blackheath Common.
He looked rearing to go, laughing and joking with the other runners, before pulling the thumbs up for the cameras.
It's hard work: Arg had started the race with a massive yellow arrow on his head, but took it off when he got hot
Out in force: Arg's co-stars Billi Mucklow, left, and Cara Kilbey, right, also ran the marathon
If he can do it, they can! The girls with Indian-born runner Fauja Singh, aged 101
Celebrity affair: Gordon Ramsay and his wife Tana pose at the start of the race
Arg told the Daily Star: 'Joey Barton had a real pop at me on Twitter. I don’t really care now. He’s just a bully.
'But the stuff he said about my teeth really got to me. I had been planning to have them fixed for a while and it did give me that extra push.
'I’m definitely looking better than Joey now!'
Newsreader Susanna Reid sported taped up knees at the start of the race