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    DescriptionIn a feat that ranks with the brave and inspiring deeds of Scott of the Antarctic, Sir Edmund Hillary and Jessica Watson, famed Australian ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer did what no human has ever done: run from the North Pole to South Pole. His mission: to raise money for the Red Cross to fund water projects in the world's neediest regions. Setting out from the North Pole in April 2011, Farmer ran 21,000 kilometres through 14 countries including Canada, the United States, Mexico, El Salvador, Colombia and Chile. In the run, which took him nearly a year to complete, he averaged an incredible 85 km a day - that's two marathons every day, with no days off. On his epic adventure, Farmer faced freezing cold, polar bears and ice crevasses; searing heat and rattlesnakes; guerrillas, drug cartels and killer highway traffic; humidity and dangerous wildlife; and the stamina-sapping high altitudes of the Andes. He suffered injuries, collisions and saw first-hand the brutality of life in some of the most dangerous places on earth. He cheated death time and again. The raw and honest chronicle of Pat Farmer's run from Pole to Pole is a deeply personal diary accompanied by stunning photography. Share in Farmer's triumphs, challenges and despair as he runs and runs and runs from one end of the earth to the other.


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    Title
    Pole to Pole
    Subtitle
    One Man, 20 Million Steps
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Pat Farmer, With Larry Writer
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 352
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 28 mm
    Weight: 542 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781742377841
    ISBN 10: 174237784X
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SPO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    Libri: I-BA
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: WSKC
    Abridged Dewey: 910
    LC classification: G
    BISAC V2.8: BIO023000
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ARCTIC
    BISAC V2.8: SPO035000, BIO026000, TRV020000
    DC23: 796.00
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: DNC, SHBF
    Edition statement
    New.
    Publisher
    Allen & Unwin
    Imprint name
    Allen & Unwin
    Publication date
    01 April 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Sydney
    Author Information
    Pat Farmer's passion for ultra-marathon running began in the late 1970s. He set a number of ultra-marathon Australian and World records, and before becoming a politician in 2001, he raised over $3 million for charity.