Phagwara: Patrick Farmer- an Australian ultra- marathon runner, who is undertaking a Kanyakumari- to- Kashmir run for raising funds for the education of the Indian girls and strengthening ties between the two countries, was seen yesterday, i.e. on 20th March, reaching Phagwara. A Fifty-four years- old Australian- Patrick was welcomed by the Phagwara administration as he arrived at his latest stop on his 4,600- kilo meters ‘Spirit of India Run- 2016’ run.
Moreover, as per Patrick Farmer, he said the run is aimed at promoting ties between the India and the Australia and also he pointed that this is for encouraging tourism and also people- to- people contact. Also, he said, that he possesses an objective of creating awareness about the India as a “must experience” destination for the travellers from Australia.
Farmer in his words, also pointed that he is raising funds for the cause of the education for the Child (girl child) with this run.
His run was began from Kanyakumari on 26th day of January, this year, after celebration of the Republic Day in India and Australia Day in his country, and his run will come to an end when he will reach Srinagar, by 30th day of March, this year.
His full name is Patrick Francis Daniel “Pat” Farmer- in short, who was born in 1962 (14th March) and besides his passionate marathon running hobby, he is motivational speaker too and also he was former Australian Politician. He was also a Member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the seat of Macarthur in south- west Sydney, New South Wales from 2001 to 2010, as a member of the Liberal Party.
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, etc.
Moreover, in his Pole to Pole run, Pat Farmer has departed the North Pole on April 8th, 2011 and finished at the South Pole on January, 19th 2012, raising 100,000 Australian dollars for his efforts. It was his recently completed run.