Jamie Milne - Biography
"One of the most resilient and determined athletes of 2015."
— The Sunshine Coast Daily
"Jamie has an infectious enthusiasm for life, that’s contagious!!!"
— 20/20 Documentary journalist Emma Keeling
An internationally recognized endurance athlete and author of 12 Weeks to an Ultra Marathon (available on Amazon and Kindle), Jamie has pushed his body and mind to inconceivable limits.
Among his many accomplishments, Jamie has a current World Record for the most amount of burpee broad jumps and distance covered in one event (4267 Burpees across 8.5km in Cairns, QLD Australia).
Jamie recently attempted another Guinness World Record for 24 hours of non-stop strict pull ups in 2018.
He has run the length of New Zealand three times, the United Kingdom twice (once with a 11kg backpack). He has run through Western Australia, circumnavigated Tasmania, and has achieved 2000km distance running in 21 days from Melbourne to the Sunshine Coast.
Jamie has completed over 100 Ultra Marathons in excess of 50km
Jamie has a diverse Military background from 7 years in the Royal New Zealand Navy, and most recently making his way through the NZSAS pre selection course as a direct entry, choosing to opt out and continue with civilian life
An accomplished surfer, and an amateur boxing career spanning 26 years.
Jamie's most recent endeavor was completing the world’s unofficial most difficult Trail 100 mile race, the Hurt 100 in Hawaii, in January 2019 for the International feature documentary Wairua Spirit, Of which Jamie exposes and dives deep on the non-tangible drivers of the human spirit.
A freelance fitness writer for magazines such as NZ Fitness Life, NZ Endurance and Kuwait’s Bazaar Town
Jamie and his incredible adventures have been featured on 7 News, 9 news, WIN News in QLD, NSW, and Tasmania, and One News, Three News, Maori TV, 20/20 Documentary in New Zealand. Much more Media in Australia, UK, Kuwait UAE - click here for list of previous media features
His newest book, Running for Redemption, prefaced by James Colqhun of Food Matters, is soon to be released.
Always wanting to do more, to give more, to help others in need, Jamie has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for charity through his running and sports career. He founded and participated in a decade long programs Many Miles for Mary raising money Dementia Australia, Alzheimer’s Australia, Rotary FNQ, Ronald McDonald House Auckland and Tasmania, along with Black Dog Institute Australia and Just Be Nice Project. Jamie regularly contributes his time and energy to numerous Sunshine Coast community organizations.
Beyond being a celebrated endurance athlete, philanthropist, and author, Jamie Milne is an accomplished businessman with a notable professional career working for professional athletes, coaching privately and through his own training business, and he has also worked for the Kuwaiti Royal Family.