PAT FARMER

DEDICATED TO HELPING HUMANITY

Pat is a multiple world record holder for endurance running. He has run around Australia and across North America twice. 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, and Diabetes Australia. Pat is a widower and single father of two children, Brooke (15) and Dillon (13)

His ultra distance running career has included

2006
  • Re-visited his 24hr vertical climbing record up AMP Tower with Tony Abbott, raising over $500,000 for the Millennium Foundation’s ovarian cancer research program at Westmead Hospital.
1999
  • Established fastest Around Australia Long Run Record of continuous running in 191 days and 10 minutes (around 6 months) over 14,662.4km during his Centenary of Federation run.
  • Set a new World 10,000km Record in 129 days.
  • Broke a long standing Australian record of more than 13,383km in 174 days.
  • Set a total of 10 international records including the Western Australia border to border run, the Brisbane to Darwin run, and the world record for the longest tropics run (6,307km in 83 days).
1998
  • The first person to run 24 hours vertically climbing both up and down (at Sydney’s AMP Tower equivalent to running up Mount Everest in 24 hours)
1995
  • Pat finished fourth in the Trans America Road Race despite running 50 days with a stress fracture in his leg
1993
  • A virtually unknown Pat Farmer secures second place in his first attempt at the Trans America Road Race
Other sporting achievements:
  • Twice-world record holder for crossing the Simpson Desert
  • Ranked third in the world for 1,000 miles on a track
  • Ran 2,500km around NSW for charity in 42 consecutive days
  • Numerous international and national ultra marathons, including the first 1,000 mile track race in Australia – the second race of its kind anywhere in the world.
  • Pat was named Achiever of the Year in the Australia Day Awards in 2000.
  • At 48-years-old he is still considered in the prime of his ultra distance career and as recently as 2007 undertook another fundraising event to challenge his own vertical run record for Ovarian Cancer.
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Pat Joins the Big Red Run

  • 16 Jun 2013
  • -25.90, 139.35

  • 13 Dec 2012
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Pole to Pole Vietnam day 2

  • 13 Dec 2012
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