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Jamie McDonald and his kit, 5000 miles later

Jamie McDonald, still smiling. Credit: ITV News/Jonty Messer
This stroller has just been pushed across Canada by Jamie McDonald from Glos. He's finally back home after his epic 5000-mile journey. Credit: ITV News/Jonty Messer
One of 13 pairs if running shoes Jamie got through. He only had to buy 5 pairs as the Canadians donated the rest. Credit: ITV News/Jonty Messer


Gloucester runner congratulated by Prince Harry

The letter said "His Royal Highness was very impressed with your appetite for pain." Credit: Jamie McDonald

A fundraiser from Gloucester who ran the length of Canada to raise money for charity has been sent a letter on behalf of Prince Harry.

Jamie McDonald arrives home after his 5000 mile run today. The letter said "His Royal Highness was very impressed with your appetite for pain."

Homecoming welcome for Jamie McDonald

Jamie McDonald is back in Gloucester today Credit: Jamie McDonald

Gloucester fundraiser Jamie McDonald will be welcomed back to the city later after his epic run across Canada. He started his five thousand mile run back in March, the first person to do it unaided.

He's due to visit the hospital that's benefited from his achievement and then everyone is invited to join him - in superhero costume - at 6 pm in King's Square for a final run to the Cathedral.

Jamie completes his trans-Canada run

Jamie McDonald has reached journey's end Credit: Jamie McDonald

A Gloucester man, who has been described as a real life Forrest Gump, has finally stopped running after travelling more than five thousand miles. Jamie McDonald has run from one coast of Canada to the other.

His epic journey, which began in March last year, ended in Vancouver late last night. He's thought to have raised more than £100,000 for hospitals in the UK and Canada.


PICTURES: Jamie finishes his Canada challenge

Gloucester fundraiser Jamie McDonald has finished his latest challenge - a coast-to-coast run across Canada.

He has tweeted pictures from the finish:

The end in sight - after more than 5,000 miles of running Credit: Jamie McDonald
A huge welcome party greets Jamie at the finish in Vancouver Credit: Jamie McDonald
Jamie in front of the press pack Credit: Jamie McDonald
Jamie's dad thanks Canada for looking after his son - who set off on his marathon challenge last March Credit: Jamie McDonald

Fundraiser's bag and priceless footage found

Cross-Canada runner Jamie McDonald from Gloucester, who was mugged in Banff early on New Year's Day, has found the bag he thought stolen.

Jamie, who is fundraising for sick children's charities, thought he had lost his money and the video of his adventure but it was found near where he was attacked.

I’m physically fine and was obviously very shaken up, but the support has been incredible.

I would like to thank you all again, especially the people of Banff, who’ve shown me the most incredible hospitality, and as I told a journalist here, I’d like to say that this doesn’t affect my thoughts about Canada one bit – I’ve had the best experiences here and the world-famous Canadian hospitality has been proved to be anything but a stereotype.

– Jamie McDonald
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