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Pat Farmer, 2012 Australian Geographic Adventurer of the Year, 10 October 2012


Pat Farmer addressed a private boardroom event for 20 Chief Executive Officers where he discussed - ““Running Pole to Pole - One Man, 20 Millions Steps”. This CEO Boardroom lunch was proudly sponsored by Herbert Smith Freehills.

Pat Farmer has transformed his interest of ultra-marathon running into a professional career – setting and breaking world records at events globally, while simultaneously raising funds for charities and medical research programs.

On 19 February 2012, after 20,919 agonising kilometres, Pat completed The Greatest Run in History - an incredible trek from the North Pole to the South Pole. After completing the North Pole he ran through Canada, USA, Mexico, Panama, and the Darien Jungle; the deserts of Peru and Chile prior to commencing the final leg of running in the Antarctic on his way to the South Pole. When Pat completed his run, he had travelled through 14 countries, completing two marathons per day with no days off, for a total of 10 months and 13 days.

Pat’s achievement will forever be a large footprint on this small world.

Pat spent nine years as a successful federal politician, supported by an internationally renowned athletic career that transitioned into motivational and inspirational public speaking engagements.

In June 2012, Pat was awarded The Australian Geographic Adventurer of The Year.

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