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Jon Carson


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Name : Jon Carson Scotland
Home : London, England England
Membership Date : 2014-04-10
Membership : Full
Number of Flag(s) : 3
Number of Continents Completed : 6
Continents Completed : Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, Oceania, South America
Seven Continents Finisher : No
Number of Countries Completed : 39
Countries Completed : Argentina Argentina, Australia Australia, Austria Austria, Belgium Belgium, Bulgaria Bulgaria, Chile Chile, Croatia Croatia, Czech Republic Czech Republic, Denmark Denmark, England England, Finland Finland, France France, Germany Germany, Greece Greece, Hungary Hungary, Ireland Ireland, Israel Israel, Italy Italy, Kazakhstan Kazakhstan, Latvia Latvia, Lithuania Lithuania, Luxembourg Luxembourg, Macedonia Macedonia, Morocco Morocco, Netherlands Netherlands, Northern Ireland Northern Ireland, Norway Norway, Poland Poland, Portugal Portugal, Russian Federation Russian Federation, Scotland Scotland, Serbia Serbia, Slovakia Slovakia, Spain Spain, Sweden Sweden, Switzerland Switzerland, Turkey Turkey, United States United States, Wales Wales
Last Update Date : 2017-05-16 

Jon's debut marathon was back in 2003 when he ran the London Marathon (at which Paula Ratcliff set her long standing world record) raising money for Farm Africa.

Jon then skipped a year from marathon running, as in 2004 he was assaulted in a random attack and required extensive facial surgery, having his cheekbone rebuilt.

Between 2005 to 2007 incl Jon resumed running, completing 1 marathon per year. Then in 2008, he ran several marathons including his first foreign marathon in Barcelona. This began a love affair with running overseas and to date, Jon has now ran over 80 of his 200 plus marathons overseas.

In 2009, Jon started upping the ante and this culminated in his running 52 marathons in 52 weeks in 2016.

Jon has now run over 60 sub 3 hours 30 minutes marathons and one of his remaining ambitions is to reach 100. (He already has well over 150 sub 4s to his name). However, Jon is most proud of raising well over £32,000 for various charities, notably AFASIC, for whom he regularly fundraises.

Jon is the husband of renown ultra runner Cat Simpson and son in law of fellow globetrotter Keith Simpson.