Simon Buckden, May 29, 2013

29.5.2013 | comments

Simon Buckden has been described by some as a real life superman and it is not far from the truth.

Simon also known as “marathon man” is an amazing man and rising star, facing and overcoming adversity all his life, starting from the day he was born, a victim of family abuse he was put into care. At 17 he joined the army and at 18 was fighting on the front line. He served for 12 years fighting in Bosnia, Northern Ireland, Gulf War and Rwanda. The horrors he witnessed during war left him battling Post Traumatic Stress Disorder which he still battles every day. He now spends his life raising awareness of the unseen illness PTSD.

February 2011 Simon began a what some have deemed a “mad” challenge of running 100 marathons in 100 weeks to raise awareness of PTSD, in the hope of preventing others experiencing the issues he has faced. In February 2012 he was diagnosed with cancer he continued with the challenge against advice of the doctors. He ran 10 of the marathons with cancer.

Simon won his battle with cancer in September 2012 when he was put into remission. During 2012 Simons campaigning of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder reached new heights as he began speaking more, being asked to speak in the media about PTSD.