ULTRA marathon runner and Australian icon, Pat Farmer, and Vietnamese local Mai Ngugen Dinh Huy, have completed their arduous 3,000km run through Vietnam. Supported by Blackmores, Farmer and Huy have been on a remarkable humanitarian quest, to run the length of Vietnam to raise funds for the Australian Red Cross water sanitation projects in Vietnam. “Pat and Huy have completed a remarkable feat,” said Blackmores Director People and Communications Cecile Cooper. “Not only was it physically demanding, they have put their bodies on the line to help improve other people’s lives and Blackmores are very proud to have been able to support their mission,” Cooper added. Farmer and Huy began their quest on 09 December in Mong Cai in North Vietnam, before heading south through Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The run finished in Cà Mau in South Vietnam, after which Pat rode a jet ski for a two-day journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Over the course of the journey Pat and Huy averaged a run between 70 – 85 kms per day.
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