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Marathon man Jamie makes it home after a 16 month adventure

Fundraiser Jamie Ramsay's epic expedition saw him run 17,000 kilometres from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, for the causes closest to his heart – including WaterAid.

15 Jan 2016

Last year, Jamie – hailed as Britain’s answer to Forrest Gump – embarked on an adventure to run from Vancouver to Buenos Aires, covering 17,000 kilometres, 14 countries and two continents. 

16 months (and 17 pairs of running shoes) later, Jamie Ramsay is home having done just that – and has a seriously impressive beard to show for it.

Jamie Ramsay with representatives from WaterAid and Macmillan Cancer Support.
Jamie marked the end of his epic multi-marathon with one final run from Heathrow to Westminster alongside supporters on Sunday.

Jamie ran an average of 45 kilometres (28 miles) – more than a marathon – every day, burning somewhere between 4,500 and 6,000 calories.

He also navigated some astounding scenery along his route:

Love the roads I get to run... #Atacama #chile #lumiavoicestrial #dogreatthings

Posted by Jamieisrunning on Friday, November 20, 2015


“The challenge was a unique opportunity to explore the world and do something to help three charities that mean a lot to me – CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably), WaterAid and Macmillan Cancer Support,” says Jamie.

“It has certainly been an experience, but one I have absolutely loved. A sincere thank you to all those who have helped me succeed both during the expedition and back at home.”

So far, Jamie has raised an incredible £17,394, which will be split between the three charities.

To see more photos, films and updates from Jamie’s expedition, or to sponsor him, visit jamieisrunning.com >

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