1500km run in the name of peace completed

Last updated 09:57 20/05/2014
Pat Farmer
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PEACE RUNNER: Pat Farmer.

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An Australian ultra-marathon runner completed a 1500-kilometre ''Middle East Peace Run'' with a final stop in Jerusalem on Monday.

Pat Farmer, 52, reached the finish line Monday afternoon (NZT early today) capping a journey that began on May 1 and took him to Lebanon, Jordan, the West Bank and Israel.  

A cheering crowd awaited Farmer as he arrived at Jaffa Gate, a landmark entrance to Jerusalem's Old City.  

Farmer said he hoped his endeavour would help promote peace and tolerance in the region.

''I've come here because I want you to know and understand that there are people on the other side of the world that care about you and they care about your families,'' he said.

In 2012 the former Australian politician ran from the North Pole to the South Pole.  

Farmer, a father of two, was accompanied by a travelling support team that included his daughter Brooke.

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