Born in July 1987, Josh Llewellyn-Jones was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. Given 10% chance of living through his first night, doctors said if he survived he’d be lucky to reach 30.
Having defied the odds from a young age, he went on to compete at national level in cross country and used fitness and exercise as medicine to fight cystic fibrosis.
Becoming the youngest cystic fibrosis warrior to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro at 17, Josh helped to raise £125,000 by sparring with former European Heavyweight Champion Scott Welch at the top
To celebrate his 30th birthday, Josh became the 5th person in the world to complete the ‘Worlds Physical Fitness Challenge’ by cycling 100 miles, lifting 100 tonnes, rowing 20 miles, running 10 miles, cross training 10 miles, swimming 2 miles, completing 3000 sit-ups, 1000 press ups and 1000 squats within 24 hours.
For the second annual 24hrs4cf challenge, Josh broke a world record by lifting 1,000,000 kilos in under 24 hours. He averaged 755kilos per minute for 22 hours 10 minutes.
Having reached over 15m people in the 2 years of 24hrs4cf, Josh was awarded a Pride of Britain award (Pride of Wales Fundraiser Of The Year)
Having raised over £700,000 for charity, Josh is on a mission to reach his £1m target but more importantly, inspire and motivate as many people as possible.
7 days a week
Climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and sparred with Scott Welch at -14 degrees
World Physical Fitness Challenge
Became 5th man in the world to complete ‘Worlds Physical Fitness Challenge’ in under 24 hours
Lifted 1,000,000 kilos in under 24 hours (old record was 475,000 kilos)
Pride of Wales
Awarded Pride of Wales ‘Fundraiser of the year’ award for 2018