Jono Astle

Guinness World Record Attempt: fastest marathon for someone with Multiple Sclerosis

Fundraising for Multiple Sclerosis Society
£22,367
raised of £10,000 target
by 242 supporters
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
In 2024 over 300 runners will take on the world famous London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the MS Society. This is their team page.

Story

At the 2024 London Marathon, I will be attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the fastest marathon with multiple sclerosis (faster than 3hrs 30mins).

I was diagnosed in 2019 with MS after going to the doctor with severe optic neuritis (the most common symptom that leads people to a doctor, and a diagnosis). Since then, I have been on Ocrevus - the latest and greatest treatment that I receive through an infusion twice per year - and I have been fortunate that my symptoms have been relatively mild, and I have not seen any noticeable worsening.

However, there are 130,000 people in the UK that live with MS, and while treatments have improved drastically in recent years, there is still no cure. The figures show that 80% of people with the condition still experience worsening disability over time which, for some, can be severe.

When I was diagnosed, the MS Society website was the first place that I went to find out more about the disease, understand what it meant for me, and to find a support network. The charity is a vital source of research funding, support and information for people with MS (and their families) in the UK.

I am running to support MS Society, and its mission to Stop MS.

Follow my progress (along with Bosco the Cocker Spaniel) on Instagram here:

https://instagram.com/invisible_runner_gwr?igshid=OGQ5ZDc2ODk2ZA%3D%3D&utm_source=qr

About the campaign

In 2024 over 300 runners will take on the world famous London Marathon to raise funds and awareness for the MS Society. This is their team page.

About the charity

Multiple Sclerosis Society

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Over 150,000 of us in the UK have MS. It’s unpredictable and different for everyone. But it doesn’t have to be this way. We’re the MS Society. We understand what life’s like with MS. We're here for you through the highs, lows and everything in between. Together, we are strong enough to stop MS.

Donation summary

Total raised
£22,366.21
+ £4,220.55 Gift Aid
Online donations
£22,066.21
Offline donations
£300.00

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