Documentary on the ultra-race 1000 MILES TO LIGHT in preview on KAYO Freebies
The first 1000 Miles to Light, a grueling ultra-race that saw two teams compete in the ultimate 1000-mile run behind the barbed wire at Singleton Army Barracks, took place in August this year, with a documentary on The 10-day endurance event will be featured exclusively on Kayo Freebies tomorrow (Tuesday, September 21) at 9:00 am AEST.
Created by ultra-marathon runner and humanitarian Pat Farmer, 1000 Miles to Light is an awareness event for Reach Out, an organization committed to supporting youth with mental health issues and raising funds for its charitable activities.
The race was tackled by two teams of four, made up of Australian and American athletes, who ran like a relay, passing the baton to the next runner every 5 km, over rough terrain that put the test the limits of endurance, commitment and determination of each participant. The staff was carved and designed by two Indigenous artists from Broken Hill (Wijaali), Anthony Hayward and Taya Biggs, to symbolize respect for the Indigenous nations on the road.
Kayo Sports Marketing Director, Kim mcconnie, noted:
“Kayo was thrilled to be able to both sponsor this incredible endurance race and also now have the opportunity to share it with people from all over Australia. While an ultra-run of this type is the ultimate mental and physical test for any athlete, it also supports a cause of crucial importance. Sport has been hugely affected by the pandemic, with professional athletes separated from their families and spending months on the road with community sport postponed and canceled, so we hope to share this event and its post encourages Australians to reach out. and seek support when they need it. “
Farmer, the founder of the event, Australian Adventurer of the Year and the only person to run from the North Pole to the South Pole, said:
“I have traveled the world from the North Pole to the South, crossed many countries and encountered many challenges, but none are as difficult as running 1000 miles, while my world was stuck. My motivation, in 1993, I ran second in America in the Trans-Am run from California to New York, I’ve been thinking about it for 28 years. This 1000 mile run was my chance to put Americans in second place and inspire a nation struggling with pandemic lockdowns at the same time. “
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1000 Miles to Light will premiere on Kayo Freebies at 9:00 a.m. AEST on Tuesday, September 21.
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