|Makeshift finish line in humor and improvisation mode. Toilet paper does fine!|
And today he has completed 38 laps of the Task Force Helmand Headquarters in Lashkar Gah to make up the regulation 26.2 mile(42.16km) marathon distance.
Wearing his body armour and with temperatures above 30 degrees, Major Jarvis finished the course in 6 hours 25 minutes.
This is the second time Major Jarvis has run a marathon in Afghanistan but since his last attempt, the 37-year-old has had to recover from an injury so serious doctors said he would never again be able to race.
All the money Major Jarvis has raised with his enterprise will be donated to Combat Stress – a charity which offers support to veterans suffering mental health problems.
After a shower and some lunch, Major Jarvis was back at his desk in the Provincial Reconstruction Team office where he works as part of the Military Stabilisation and Support Group. He proved the medics wrong, and showed what spirit truly is.
Respect. That's all i can say. True respect.
Best of luck to him and all the other lads out on Ops, all around the world.
Ministry of Defence story
Combat Stress charity