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Jon Shield BSc (Hons) Dip. PT (one of the UK’s most qualified Personal Trainers) will be running the 200K (125mile) Ultra Marathon through the Brazilian Rain Forest in Oct 2009.

The ultra marathon is one of the Worlds most enduring and physically challenging races, as each runner has to be self sufficient throughout the course, which includes carrying their own food, clothing, bedding whilst navigating the jungle and avoiding the critters that bite and can kill!

Jon will be running in aid of the British Heart Foundation after he was diagnosed with an irregular heart beat and had Electrocardioversion treatment.. From his initial diagnosis, Jon has gone from strength to strength in terms of his university degree and building his overall strength and fitness levels to peak condition.

Discussions are underway with the UK’s leading brands in terms of support and sponsorship opportunities, including British Airways, Nike, Canon and Asics.

During the final stages of training in September, Jon will be training daily at a special acclimatisation facility in Manchester which mirrors the Jungle conditions in terms of temperature and humidity levels.

Jon’s Just Giving BHF web link is: http://original.justgiving.com/jonshield.

Jon has a wealth of media coverage and experience and welcomes all interview opportunities and support!

Editorial Notes:
Jon has competed at the highest level in a variety of sports and has an excellent knowledge of most sports enabling him to put his expertise in sports conditioning to maximum effect whatever a person’s chosen discipline.
Qualifications:
o BSc (Hons) Sport Health and Exercise Science, University of Bangor, North Wales
o Premier Diploma in Personal Training and Sports Massage Therapy
o BTEC Sports Science
o YMCA Keiser Cycling
o Drummond Education Kettlebell Conditioning Professional Development Certificate
o British Red Cross First Aid
o MSc Strength and Conditioning, University of Bolton – currently studying
o UK Strength and Conditioning Accreditation – currently studying
Media Coverage:
• Slim at Home
• FHM
• Bella
• Living Edge
• Scarlet
• Men’s Health
• GQ
• Men’s Fitness
• Beautiful EU

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Kevin J Parker – kjp@m-g-m.co.uk
0161 941 3342

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