#118: The Aussie legend who ran from the North Pole to the South Pole: Unpacking the relentlessness of Pat Farmer
Before there was such a thing as Nedd Brockmann, Pat Farmer was who inspired the Australian people regarding endurance feats...Pat is most well known as the only person who ran successfully from the North to the South Pole. Yes, Pat ran 21,000 km from the top of the earth to the bottom, nearly dying in his pursuits, but his no.1 rule in life is when you start something, you have to finish it.The proud Aussie also had a 10-year political career serving as Liberal MP with the help of Prime Minister John Howard's endorsement. Despite retiring from parliament, The 61-year-old hasn't slowed down; Pat merged his interest with politics and ultra-marathon running last year and embarked on a six-month run around Australia for the Yes campaign. We spoke about his journey into ultra-marathon running, his unbreakable mindset, why he pushes himself so hard, how he dealt with the loss of his wife, how he nearly died in Antarctica, the advice he'd give Nedd Brockmann, and much more. Follow Mark Bouris on Instagram, LinkedIn & YouTube. You can subscribe to the newsletter here: https://lnkd.in/e7C8akgj. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.