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Ultra-marathoner runs 13,000 miles to raise millions for clean water

Staff and volunteers of the Atlanta Red Cross assembled on the front steps of Atlanta Chapter headquarters (1955 Monroe Dr. N.E., Atlanta, GA 30324) on Tuesday, July 5, at 10 AM, to welcome Australian ultra-marathoner Pat Farmer who is running to raise $100 Million for the International Red Cross. Farmer, a 48 year old Australian Ultra-marathoner, will run 2 marathons every day for nearly a year, in order to achieve his goal. He has already battled treacherous ice in the arctic, will face the dark, dangerous jungles of South America and will pass through 14 countries and cover 13,000 miles by the time he reaches the geographic South Pole in early 2012. He is undertaking this historic challenge to highlight the deaths of millions around the world each year caused by lack of clean water. All money raised will go to Red Cross water sanitation projects across the globe. Follow his journey at


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