Man to run from North to South Poles

1:14 p.m. on September 16, 2010 (EDT)
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Australian ultra runner Pat Farmer is planning the longest run on earth — a run from the North to the South Poles — to raise 100 million dollars (US) for clean, accessible water worldwide. Farmer will start running in March 2011 at the North Pole and head south through Canada, the United States, Mexico, and 10 South American countries. In Ushuaia, Argentina, he'll be airlifted to Anta...

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3:46 p.m. on September 16, 2010 (EDT)
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Thats a lot of time on one's feet. I have met two different fellows that were riding from the Bering Sea to the tip of South America. The first guy was in 1978 and he expected it to take him 20 months at about 100 miles a day, same with the other guy. The first one wrote me from the Amazon Highway, showing a picture of him pushing his bike down the muddy highway with the mud up to his axles.

So if it takes 20 months to ride it will surely take this guy a couple years to run it. Guess he will have to start when the North Pole is frozen and then take a ship or plane to Antarctica to run it?

8:59 p.m. on September 21, 2010 (EDT)
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Gary, he's expected to do complete it in about a year. He'll average around 50 miles (80 km) a day.

Here's info on his route:

http://www.pole2polerun.com/event/

http://www.pole2polerun.com/route/


9:47 p.m. on September 21, 2010 (EDT)
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Wow, 50 miles a day. Bob Marshall used to walk that far in a day.

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