Resilience, a purpose and fuelled on chocolate milk, Australian Nedd Brockmann is running from Perth to Sydney to raise $1 million for homelessness.
Submitted by CNH Industrial
23-year-old electrician Nedd Brockmann recently set off on a world record attempt that has captured the hearts and minds of the Australian public and media as he attempts to become the fastest ever person to run across Australia, all whilst trying to raise $1 million for the homeless, and encourage Aussies to run a collective 1 million kilometres. Leading the brands that are getting behind his attempt are sports company PUMA and CASE Construction, a CNH Industrial brand.
Brockmann is attempting to break the world record for the fastest ever run across Australia, which currently sits at 43 days according to website Fastest Known Time, and 65 days according to the Guinness World Records. Brockmann took off from Cottesloe Beach, Perth, Thursday September 1st and commenced his trek to Bondi Beach, Sydney, aiming to run 100km a day for 40 days to complete the 3,800km journey. The equivalent to more than two marathons a day.
“I’m a nutcase who loves doing long endurance challenges and seeing what the body’s capable of. To be honest, I pride myself on my resilience and ability to keep getting back up, and with this challenge, it’s a matter of exactly that,” Brockmann said from Perth last week.
In what was one of the most positive stories of 2020, 23-year-old Brockmann, ran 50 marathons in 50 days all while still working, to raise money and awareness for the homeless. He raised an incredible $100,000 for charity and has set a lofty ambition of $1 million for homeless charity We Are Mobilise this time.
Brockmann said, “The run has been in the back of my mind for two years, so it was easy to train for it at the start, but it’s been harder since we got closer. My coach Matty Able has been working with me since the start of this year, and he’s been incredible. We worked out where my base fitness was at in the beginning, but while it’s a bit of a physical feat, it’s all in your mind and your ability to not give in.”
On CASE Construction backing his cause, he commented: “Being sponsored by CASE has been absolutely monumental, without their support I wouldn’t be able to get this run off the ground, we wouldn’t have half the stuff we have ready to run across the country.”
While Brockmann is trying to break the World Record for the fastest run across Australia and raise $1 million for the homeless, he has also teamed up with PUMA to encourage Australians to run a collective one million kilometers. The #LessgoAMillion Challenge is hosted on fitness app Running Heroes with a record prize pool on offer to entrants.
To follow Nedd’s journey, follow his Instagram here.
To watch Nedd talk to CASE about his attempt, click here.
To donate to Nedd’s Record Run, click here.
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