MARATHON man Jamie Milne is on a epic run across WA to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Australia in memory of his nanny Mary who passed away from dementia.
The Many Miles for Mary WA charity event involves an 1800km haul over 14 days, averaging 80km a day.
Extreme fitness is a way of life for the personal trainer who puts his body on the line each year by running solo distances through different parts of Australia and the world.
He hopes to beat the $22,000 raised for the charity on his 2000km run from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast last year.
More than 413,100 Australians live with dementia at a cost to the economy of $14.67 billion.
Without a medical breakthrough, the number of people with dementia is expected to rise to 1.1 million by 2056.
The Queensland marathon man has raised $8000 so far on his run through regional towns in the Great Southern, South West, Wheatbelt and Mid West.
On September 12, he heads to Jurien Bay, Geraldton, Cervantes and Gabbadah prior to Friday’s big finish at the Alzheimer’s WA head office in Osborne Park.
The road runner’s next adventure will be on the set of series 2 of Australian Ninja Warrior.
To donate, visit www.mycause.com.au/page/148617/mmfm-2017-west-coast-run.