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Gerald Manderson  C31 AUS

Gerald has amassed a fair amount of records during his athletic career.

March 2018 - Gerald Manderson completes his walk from Perth to Melbourne

New Zealand based Australian Centurion Gerald Manderson (C31) added to his long list of athletic achievements, completing a solo walk from Perth to Melbourne in 80 days. His challenge was to complete the walk by the coastal roads like the pioneers - no cell phone, no emergency beacons, no GPS, no support crews, no camels, no way of contacting his family.
He headed off from Perth with the first day's temperature reaching 35C. He was carrying a 37kg backpack (much of it filled with water) and the experience left him shattered. He soon swapped his backpack for a small trolley which he pulled for the remainder of the trip. Gerald averaged 100 hours per week pulling his trolley, with a typical day taking 15 hours at 4 kph. There were occasions when he walked all night in an effort to beat the heat.

This feat has earned him the accolades of  his fellow centurions who voted him as the winner of the Gordon Smith Memorial Award for the Best Australian Ultra Distance Walking Performance of the 2019 Year.

source:   Australian Centurion website

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