Jamie McDonald aka Adventureman completes his coast to coast USA run

4th Apr 2019

Jamie has has completed a total of 210 marathon runs unsupported across the USA during the last year finally arrived in Gloucester on the East Coast of America!

Jamie McDonald Adventureman motivational speaker charity fundraiser at Great British Speakers

Jamie McDonald, from Gloucester, England, 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.

On the 10th April 2018, Jamie began his second coast-to-coast journey solo running a total of 210 marathons unsupported across the USA without any support crew at the westernmost point of the United States – Cape Alava in Washington. Jamie is running as his alter-ego Adventureman, in just one specially-made superhero costume designed by young supporter Conner Reddy, then just 10 years old.

Jamie McDonald Adventureman motivational speaker charity fundraiser at Great British Speakers

Jamie has been making regular stops at the children’s hospitals he is hoping to raise money  & inspire people along the way.

The media coverage during the run has been instrumental in him raising an as yet untotalled amount running into $000’s.

Jamie said “I’ve woken up today and just been absolutely blown away by all the media coverage coming in from all over the world (about my run across America) – I’m particularly proud of this on Good Morning Britain from this morning! I’m so grateful”

Just a few amazing facts from the latest Jamie McDonald adventure:

5,500 solo miles run

210 marathons

Steps: 11,608,344

Miles in the last year: 7057.44

Calories burned: 1,366,321

Below: Stop off for an inspirational talk at Google NYC

Jamie McDonald Adventureman motivational speaker charity fundraiser at Great British Speakers

Jamie McDonald delivers keynotes for corporate events, charities, schools, as well as after dinner speeches all around the world. 

“Jamie has an inspiring story to tell, using his stories to motivate others with his incredible adventures” – Sir Steve Redgrave

“The way you tied your story to our mission statement ’empowering people to achieve more’ was outstanding. One of the best conferences we’ve ever had. I think the standing ovation at the end of your talk said it all” – Microsoft HQ, America

“WARNING! Box of tissues required! So funny and so very inspiring! The perfect start to our staff conference. Endless echoing feedback like: extremely touching, makes you remember why you do what you do.” – NHS

Jamie McDonald is back and ready to supercharge your event!

To book contact Jane Farnham at Great British Speakers 0044 1753 439 289

To donate to Jamie’s charity go HERE

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