The Student Leadership Programme

Pat Farmer

Ultra Marathon Athlete

From 1984 to 2000, Pat rose to the elite heights of ultra-marathon running, setting national and international records in the sport, while raising millions of dollars for charities such as Diabetes Australia.

In 2000, Pat was named Achiever of the Year, and in the same year was elected to Parliament as the Federal Member for Macarthur, serving in the Howard Government until his retirement in 2010.

Pat Farmer is a multiple world record holder for endurance running. He has run around Australia and across North America twice.

Pat Farmer served 8 years as a Member of Australia?s Parliament, with 3 years as Parliamentary Secretary for Education, Science and Training.

Pat Farmer has raised millions of dollars for causes during his 20-year running career including Lifeline, Cancer Council, and Diabetes Australia.

In 2012, Pat achieved the extraordinary goal of running from the North Pole to the South Pole, raising money for Red Cross International and running over 13,000 miles across 14 countries.