Jamie McDonald became the first person from Britain to complete an unsupported run across Canada in February 2014. He ran 200 marathons to finish the grueling 7,000+ kilometre personal challenge in 331 days. He ran across the praries in conditions that bottomed out at -40 degrees Celsius and over the Rocky Mountains during avalanche warnings, all while pushing a 130-lb load of supplies in a baby stroller he dubbed “Caesar” and dressed as The Flash superhero.
McDonald is no stranger to personal challenge. In 2012, he cycled from Bangkok to Gloucester, England. Just two days after arriving, he set the world static cycling record, biking more than 11 days. As a child, Jamie was in and out of Gloucester Royal Hospital over a nine-year period with a rare spinal condition known as syringomyelia, as well as a very weak immune system.
His childhood battles contributed to his determination and compassion as an adult. Jamie has raised over $200,000 for children’s charities in the UK and Canada, including and the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, the Pied Piper Appeal, which supports Gloucestershire Royal Hospital, and also Canadian charities such as SickKids Foundation.
Learn more at http://www.jamiemcdonald.org