Pat Farmer (NSW)

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About Pat Farmer (NSW)

Pat is a multiple world record holder for endurance running across the Simpson Desert. He has run from the North Pole to the South, and across Australia, New Zealand, Vietnam and North America. Pat has also served 8 years as a Member of Australia’s Parliament, with 3 years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training.

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In 2000, Pat was the winner of ‘Achiever of the Year’, awarded by Prime Minister John Howard.

From 2012 to 2013, Pat raised funds for the International Red Cross by running the length of Vietnam, which also highlighted the 40th anniversary of the Relationship agreement between Australia and Vietnam. Symbolically Pat an Australian Runner and Huy Mai a Vietnamese runner completed the 3000km journey together.

Pat has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 20 year running career, including Lifeline, Cancer Council, Australian Red Cross and Diabetes Australia. Newly married to Tania Moran, Pat is also a father to two children, Brooke and Dilon.

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