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[January 01, 2014]

Charities: Adventurer robbed on run across Canada

(Guardian (UK) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) A British adventurer attempting a charity run across Canada dressed as a superhero has been beaten up and robbed.

Jamie McDonald, 27, was attacked on New Year's Eve in the ski resort of Banff, Alberta, and his bag containing a computer hard drive, camera and wallet was taken.

McDonald, who suffered blows to the head in the incident, claimed the contents of the bag could be worth a "million dollars in fundraising".

Writing on Twitter, he said: "This is a call out, anyone in #Banff, hand over a bag that is the difference in changing this world. Thank you so much!" McDonald, from Gloucester, is less than 600 miles from becoming the first person to run 5,000 miles across Canada without a support team but is on the toughest leg of his route as he makes his way across the Rocky mountains.

He is running dressed as The Flash after a Twitter and Facebook vote. PA (c) 2014 Guardian Newspapers Limited.

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