Talks@Willoughby presents Pat Farmer
World record holder Pat Farmer will speak about his incredible 21,000 kilometre ‘Pole to Pole’ run at Talks@Willoughby, 12.30pm, Tuesday 3 July, at Chatswood Library on The Concourse.
In January 2012, Pat Farmer arrived at the South Pole after one of the longest and most dangerous runs in history. With an aim to raise funds for the Red Cross, Pat’s journey began at the North Pole in April 2011 and took him through Canada, the United States, Central America, South America, and finally, to the Antarctic.
Running an average of 65 kilometres every day, Paul braved blizzards, got lost in the deserts of Peru, and evaded polar bears, snakes, crocodiles, armed bandits and rogue militia. On top of this, Pat suffered unimaginable pain, dehydration, stress injuries and destroyed his feet.
A multiple world record holder for endurance running, Pat has raised millions of dollars for causes including Lifeline, Cancer Council and Diabetes Australia. A Member of Australia’s Parliament for eight years, with three years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training, Pat was named Achiever of the Year at the Australian of the Year Awards in 2000.
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