An adventurer from Gloucester has celebrated his 27th birthday halfway through a gruelling 5,000 mile run across Canada.
Jamie McDonald's coast-to-coast run is raising money for SickKids Foundation, Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity and the Pied Piper Appeal.
Time is against him; Jamie has just 120 days to finish 100 marathons, because his travel visa runs out in mid-December.
He suffered from a debilitating immune deficiency and potentially fatal spinal condition syringomyelia as a child, and spent the first nine years of his life in and out of children's hospitals.
He said: "To reach the halfway mark when so many said I wouldn't make it is incredible, but the hard work is about to begin - I haven't hit the Rockies yet.
"I'm very much taking a Forrest Gump approach to the run and basically just waking up and putting one foot in front of the other, there is no real planning here."
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Jamie McDonald from Gloucester who's running unaided across Canada says he's on his feet again after being beaten up on New Year's Eve.
Gloucester fundraiser Jamie McDonald has been mugged at New Year's Eve party