Long distance runner Stefan Quaid finally achieved his year-long goal of running a staggering 1600 km for the Australian Cancer Research Foundation, completing his one thousand six hundredth kilometre on December 9.
The 32 year old Western Australian, who works for a pharmaceutical company, joked recently he had run every day of the year apart from six days in “all kinds of weather scorching heat, pouring rain and gusty winds. I just kept chipping away on the 1600 km I set out to run and it was great to finally get there.”
Quaid who lives in Secret Harbor south of Perth said his initial inspiration for fundraising for Cancer Research had come about after his father was diagnosed with lung cancer in 1995.
“I wanted to do something to help in the fight against it and I heard about the great work of your organization. Touch wood Dad is still doing fine and has a very positive attitude,” he said.