Patrick Farmer


Updated: 2022-03-15

New South Wales


Pat Farmer is an Australian ultramarathon runner who is known for his long charity runs. From 2001 to 2010 he served as a member of the Australian Parliament in the House of Representatives.

Pat claimed the Guinness World Record for the fastest crossing of the Simpson Desert in 1998. The run started at Alka Seltzer Bore (SA) and followed the French Line (217 km / 134 miles) to Poepple Corner, then the QAA Line (162 km / 100.5 miles) to the finish in Birdsville (Qld).


Event Category Distance Record Date(s)
World Record 10,000 km 129d 1h 36m
Around Australia Record 14,662.4 km 191d 0h 10m 31 May 1999 - 12 Dec 1999
Simpson Desert 379 km 3d 8h 36m 22 - 26 Jan 1998


1996: Hong Kong hike for starters, then 379km of the Simpson for dessert


17/01/2019 Love Mercy Foundation Uganda Relay Personal Challenge1120:00:00    
03/09/2016 Flinders Island Running Festival Pub 2 Pub Trail Marathon23:53:30    
26/01/2016 Spirit of India Run Personal Challenge11536:00:00    
09/11/2014Canegrowers Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival JCM Ultramarathon98:20:07    
01/05/2014 Middle East Peace Run Personal Challenge1480:00:00    
04/10/2013 The North Face 100 Singapore1613:51:30    
22/09/2013Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Marathon5303:29:53    
09/12/2012 Pole to Pole Vietnam Personal Challenge1960:00:00    
16/09/2012Blackmores Sydney Running Festival Marathon14033:53:30    
02/04/2011 Pole to Pole Run Personal Challenge17005:30:00    
06/12/2008 Kepler Challenge Mountain Run496:42:20    
06/07/2008 Gold Coast Airport Marathon15004:00:09    
26/08/2007 Pub 2 Pub Fun Run3351:10:09    
31/05/1999Centenary of Federation Run Around Australia Personal Challenge13097:36:00    
18/04/1998 Sakura Michi Kokusai Nature Run2935:15:00    
22/01/1998 Simpson Desert Crossing180:36:00    
10/03/1997 Liverpool to Albury to Liverpool Boomerang286:16:15    
17/06/1995 Trans America Footrace4461:13:50    
06/08/1994 Tasmania Run757:17:41    
26/06/1994 IAU World 100km Championship578:05:57    
19/06/1993 Trans America Footrace2502:30:23    
06/03/1993 Six Foot Track Marathon575:01:40    
28/12/1992 That Dam Run1810:04:30    
28/12/1992 100km Australasian Challenge1810:04:30    
03/03/1991 Parramatta 50km Track Race204:58:41    
02/02/1991 Cradle Mountain Trail Run1212:38:00    
13/10/1990 Campbelltown 24 Hour Track Race9171.484 km
14/09/1990 Macquarie Fields 12 Hour Track Race996.550 km
17/05/1990Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon18202:27:00    
04/03/1990 Parramatta 50km Track Race64:05:25    
27/01/1990 Wyong 24 Hour Track Race10134.666 km
19/11/1989 Campbelltown Australian 6 Day Race2719.457 km
12/09/1989 Rotoract Challenge2354:27:47    
18/05/1989Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon7181:47:00    
05/03/1989 Parramatta 50km Track Race124:34:00    
14/11/1988 Colac 6 Day Race10739.600 km
08/10/1988 Campbelltown 24 Hour Track Race4188.180 km
17/03/1988Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon15191:18:00    
23/01/1988Big Apple Nissan Bicentennial Ultra Track Run 48 Hour Track Race17210.997 km
19/09/1987 Bathurst 50 Miler148:51:00    
05/09/1987 QMRRC 24 Hour Track Race9177.002 km
30/05/1987 Sydney Striders 24 Hour Track Race19154.708 km
26/03/1987Westfield Sydney to Melbourne Ultra Marathon0DNF    

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