Australian Man Finishes Pole-To-Pole Run

Pat Farmer, left, celebrates the completion of his journey at the South Pole. Photo; AFP

He did it in a year.

Pat Farmer, left, celebrates the completion of his journey at the South Pole. Photo; AFP

Pat Farmer of Australia is a running machine. The 48-year-old former politician completed an arduous, 13,000-mile journey from the North Pole to the South Pole.

He did the trek for a good cause: raising money for Red Cross water and sanitation projects. Farmer collected over $100,000 in donations.

“I’ve endured a lot on this run, but the people of Africa and East Timor and South America who have no clean water or have been victims of flood, earthquake, fire and famine do it very tough too,” Farmer said.

He ran approximately 50 miles every day and crossed through 14 countries.

“This run will take a toll on my body for as long as I live,” Farmer admitted. ”But every step, every frustration, and every moment when I’ve considered, but rejected the thought of lying down and not running another kilometer, has been worth it. Running long distances is my gift, my way of making a difference.”

Farmer is no stranger to long ultras. He currently holds the record for the fastest person to run around Australia.

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