At just 23 years old, Nedd Brockmann recently completed his enormous run from Cottesloe Beach in Perth to Bondi Beach in Sydney.
With an average of 80km per day, 10 hours a day, Nedd trekked 3,952km over 47 days all in the name of charity.
Over $1.8 million dollars has been raised for Mobilise, a charity which helps people experiencing homelessness.
Nedd initially hoped to beat the world record of completing the journey across the country within 43 days (by Achim Heukemes), however on day 14 he sustained an ankle injury that set him back as he needed to ensure he recovered in order to finish the journey.
“We strapped it like buggery and I banged out the 100 km pretty late into the night,” he had posted on Instagram. Scans later revealed a severe overuse injury that had a recommended 6-week recovery period, Nedd pushed on to complete his pledge and complete his trek.
Back in 2020, Nedd also raised over $100,000 for Australian Red Cross by running 50 marathons across 50 consecutive days.
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The reason for the petition? Nominations for Australian of the Year 2023 have already closed, so it’s urging for there to be an exception.
“This means Nedd can’t be considered for Australian of the Year until 2024 which just doesn’t feel right given all that he has achieved this year,” the petition states.
You can sign it here.