Wednesday 17 February 2016
Australian ultra-marathon legend Pat Farmer will reach Mumbai on Wednesday 17 February 2016, marking more than 1750km of his 4600km run through India.
A press conference with Pat Farmer and his crew will be held in Mumbai today, Wednesday 17 February at 6.30pm (local Mumbai time) at The Trident Hotel at Nariman Point.
This will be followed by a special function and dinner hosted by Incredible India and the Ministry of Tourism. Special guests will also include Bollywood celebrities and representatives from the Spirit of India Run’s sponsors such as Adani, Mahindra, Air India and the Ministry of Tourism.
Pat Farmer started his Spirit of India Run on 26 January and is now 23 days into his journey from the southern tip of India in Kanyakumari to the northern tip in Srinagar, Kashmir.
The athlete and former federal minister has just under 3000km to go and is expected to reach the finish line in less than 40 days from now.
Pat is running the length of India to grow and nurture relations between Australia and India and to inspire people in communities across India. He is also running to raise funds for Mahindra’s Nanhi Kali foundation to support the education of disadvantaged girls in India.
A film crew led by Australian-Indian director Anupam Sharma, who recently headed the successful feature filmUNindian featuring cricketer Brett Lee, has been following Pat’s epic run. He will turn his journey into an Australian film meant to showcase the spirit of humanity and the limits of human endurance.
On Thursday 18 February, Pat Farmer will continue his run northwards, travelling through Mumbai on Tardeo Road.
WHAT: Pat Farmer Reaches Mumbai on run through India – Press Conference in Mumbai
WHEN: Wednesday 17 February 2016
6:30pm press conference in Mumbai, India
(6:30pm Mumbai Wednesday17 Feb = 12:00am Sydney Thursday 18 Feb)
WHERE: The Trident Hotel, Nariman Point, Mumbai, India
WHO: Pat Farmer, Australian ultramarathon legend
VISION: – Australian networks should check with affiliates in India (Indian TV registered to attend press conference include Doordashan, Z News and Mathribhumi)
– Vision from run film crew available for download via: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lndqqlm3jlgvgkx/AADHtY9mnzUlV_5ZVJ5-EoEJa?dl=0
(Note – video footage from the run to date is already available in this dropbox)
PHOTOS: – Photos by Kevin Nguyen available for download via: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/lndqqlm3jlgvgkx/AADHtY9mnzUlV_5ZVJ5-EoEJa?dl=0
INTERVIEWS: Pat Farmer available for interview via phone and Skype – please contact us to book your interview
CONTACTS: India: Kevin Nguyen at email@example.com or call +91 813059998.
Australia: Nicole Browne at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0414 673 762
FOLLOW: Regular updates at: patfarmer.com
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