Earlier this summer, Tonic reported on Chris Jackson's mission to bring awareness to the debacle that is the Democratic Republic of Congo. His plan was to run 12 marathons in 12 months. Well, he's added a few more gigs to his initial scheme, most recently the Ironman UK and an entire marathon on a treadmill at the behest of sportswear brand Asics in their flagship store in London (below). But on August 18th, Jackson, 26, (at lef) will be running the most important marathon of his life and what could easily be dubbed the world's most dangerous.
Jackson is going to be pounding the war-torn ground of the DRC for a full 26 predictably unstable miles and 385 yards.
Regarding travel to the DRC, the British Foreign Office pretty much says, "Don't do it", but Jackson has invested far too much both physically and emotionally to turn back now.
"I've been working towards this day for pretty much a year now and I've had a few ups and downs along the way. It's probably been the mostRead More »from Action Jackson: Man to Run the World's Most Dangerous Marathon