19 Jan '12, 5am

Aussie ultra-marathon man finishes epic 21,000km, 8-month run from North Pole to South Pole for charity

Aussie ultra-marathon man finishes epic 21,000km, 8-month run from North Pole to South Pole for charity

This handout picture taken on Jan 18, 2012 and released by the Australian Red Cross shows Australian ultra-marathon man Pat Farmer (L) after he completed an epic run from the North Pole to the South Pole in a feat of endurance he said would take its toll on his body for as long as he lived. -- PHOTO: AFP/Australian Red Cross/Keoki Flagg SYDNEY (AFP) - Australian ultra-marathon man Pat Farmer on Thursday completed an epic run from the North Pole to the South Pole in a feat of endurance he said would take its toll on his body for as long as he lived. The 48-year-old former politician set off from the North Pole on April 2 last year with the emotional Mr Farmer finally planting a Red Cross flag 21,000km later at the world's most southerly point. His run was dedicated to highlighting and raising money for Red Cross water and sanitation projects and he said the thought of peopl...

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