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Solo Runner Arriving In Cairns On Tuesday

Andre Jones.  Image Supplied 

UPDATE | Andre Jones is running into Cairns from Fishery Falls on Tuesday. 

Today is his 94th day on the road since leaving the MCG in Melbourne on March 10.

He is running to raise funds for four charities (GO Foundation, beyondblue, Royal Flying Doctors, The Smith Family). 

You can follow Andre's progress here.

EARLIER | A solo runner is continuing to make his way around Australia for charity.

Melbourne's Andre Jones, 57, began his Run Around Australia for charity on March 10 and is aiming to become the first person in history to achieve the feat unassisted by a support vehicle.

Thursday marks his 75th day on the road since leaving the MCG in Melbourne on March 10.

He is running to raise funds for four charities (GO Foundation, beyondblue, Royal Flying Doctors, The Smith Family) and has raised over $13,000 so far.  

Andre is running into Ilbilbie on Thursday and then on to Sarina on Friday and Mackay on Saturday.

He will make it to Townsville a week after that.

Andre, a retired Royal Australian Navy veteran, who ran solo from Melbourne to Darwin in 2017, plans to run an average of more than a marathon a day for about 350 days, all the while pushing a buggy weighing up to 100kg carrying food, water and equipment.

Here are some of the astonishing facts:

  • Total kilometres planned: 15134, which is equivalent to more than 358 marathons
  • Days on the road: 341
  • Days running: 328
  • Days off: 13
  • Total elevation: 45122 metres which is more than five times the height of Mt Everest
  • States visited: 6
  • Towns stayed in: 219
  • Longest day: 68.3km from William Bay to Albany in WA on November 14
  • Pairs of shoes required: 15