Farmer has entered the leg three of his adventure
Published on 04.10.2011 - Pole to Pole Run
After having crossed central America, ultra marathon runner Pat Farmer has entered the Darien jungle which separates Panama from Colombia.
The famous Blackmores Marathon held every year in Sydney (this year on 18 September) and bringing together more than 35 000 people had a strange perfume of adventure this year.
In fact, before the start, running legends such as Pat Carroll, Lee Troop or even Steve Moneghetti pay a special tribute to Pat Farmer, adressing warm shot outs for the distance he has run so far in his Pole to Pole adventure. The same tribute was paid to the Aussie when the Kenyan Joel Kiplimo Kemboi, 27, crossed the finishing line in 2 hours 17 minutes and 39 seconds.
Pat Farmer is no longer an unknown adventurer, running long distances for causes he wants to promote or defend. Now that he has run the distance between the North Pole and the Darien jungle (just before Columbia), more than 12 000 kilometers and covering an average of about 70 kilometers per day, everyone has heard of him. Every city he passes by, every border he crosses, people recognizes him and welcomes him as a real hero of the modern times.
One must say that since he entered Mexico, he has received a special welcome by the local police officers who wanted to protect him, giving him assistance and escort his team all along the way -running officers, ambulances, safety cars and so on.
For the present time, Farmer and his team are travelling towards south of Columbia.