Pride of Britain winner announces new and enormous trans-US solo run – CURRENTLY RUNNING SOUTHBOUND ALONG HIGHWAY 101 IN LINCOLN CITY – ABOUT MID-WAY THROUGH TOWN. ANYBODY GOT A CAMERA OR CELLPHONE?? SEND PHOTO TO: News@NewsLincolnCounty.com
To see his current location: Here’s the link: https://lynx-hero.azurewebsites.net/Maps/Index As of 5:30pm, Jamie McDonald is running south of Salishan toward Depoe Bay.
Three years after the end of a 5,000-mile solo run across Canada, during which real-life superhero Jamie McDonald raised more than £250,000 for children’s charities, the fundraiser has announced that he will be running across the United States, again dressed as a superhero. Due to his year-long visa, he is in a race against time to complete the challenge, and will be running a marathon most days to complete it.
31-year-old Jamie McDonald, from Gloucester, spent the first nine years of his life in and out of hospital with a rare spinal condition; syringomyelia. Combined with a very weak immune system and epilepsy, Jamie’s health was very poor – his family feared he might lose his mobility altogether. At nine years old, and against the odds, his symptoms eased, allowing Jamie to slowly become more active.
For the last four years, Jamie, now 31, has been working tirelessly to give back. He’s raised more than £500,000 for children’s charities, hospitals and causes around the world throughout his many adventures. He was named as the Pride of Britain ‘Fundraiser of the Year’ for the west for his effort, among many other accolades.
In the time since his last adventure, Jamie has co-founded Gloucestershire-based Superhero Foundation, a charity that grants money to families for treatment not otherwise available on the NHS. He has also written the best-selling book ‘Adventureman: Anyone Can Be a Superhero’, the story of his life to this point – no mean feat for somebody that struggles with dyslexia, and retook his GCSEs aged 23. All proceeds from the book go to charity.
This video tells you more about Jamie: https://youtu.be/XicDMvoVW7c
The video starts a little “weird” but give it 30 seconds and it’s well worth watching. This guy’s amazing.