Pat Farmer to run in India next year











The next challenge for Pat Farmer, ultramarathon runner former federal MP, is 4,600 kilometres across India.

Yes, he is taking the challenge running starting from the south of India to the north in 60 days.

Having run around Australia several times and even run from North to south pole and through Simpson desert twice,, Pat Farmer now has taken this ambitious run through India next year on India’s Republic Day, 26th of January.

Pat is a multiple world record holder for endurance running. He has run from the North Pole to the South, and across Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and North America. Pat served 8 years as a Member of Australia’s Parliament, with 3 years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training. Winner of ”˜Achiever of the Year’ (2000), awarded by Prime Minister John Howard. Pat has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 20 year running career, including Lifeline, Cancer Council, Australian Red Cross and Diabetes Australia

Pat’s aim, in the India run, is to promote goodwill, friendship and trade between Australia and India, while also highlighting and raising funds for girls’ education in India. Young girls grow up to be the mothers and first educators to their children so Pat believes every girl should have basic literacy skills with education the way to change their world.

Pat will detail the run route and expected challenges and outline his motivation for this new challenge.

You can follow his run across India by logging on to his website:



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