Alley on track to break record for fastest run around Aust
DAVE Alley, who is attempting to run around Australia to raise awareness and funds for the White Cloud Foundation, has passed the halfway point in his epic journey.
Despite a serious foot infection which threatened to derail his attempt to become the fastest person to run around Australia, he has now recovered and fought back to go beyond the halfway point and, most recently, complete eight consecutive days running 80km or more.
Dave has now been on the road for 95 days after he took off from Lismore on April 19.
He has run 7449km, and as of Thursday morning, he was approximately 75km north of Carnarvon in Western Australia.
Dave is still ahead of record pace and is now enjoying cooler weather conditions as he makes his way down the vast west coast of Australia, his support team said.
Dave, supported by the Race Around Australia 2 crew, are raising funds and awareness for the White Cloud Foundation, who support Australians suffering from depression.
If Dave finishes his mission, he will become the first person to have ever both cycled and run around Australia, after setting the record on two wheels in 2011.
To donate to Dave Alley's cause, the White Cloud Foundation, head to www.racearoundaus.com.au
Follow Dave's journey through the 'David Alley Race Around Australia' Facebook page.