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Trans-Australia Footrace

Trans-Australia Footrace


This was an invitational stage race of approx 4,000km from Perth to Canberra over a period of 9 weeks (6th Jan 2001 to 11th March 2001). Each stage was approx 70km per day. It was organised primarily by Bernie Farmer email b.farmer@eisa.net.au.

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Official Web Pagewas http://www.transaustraliafootrace.com  (Not owned or operated by CoolRunning)
  
A good alternative alsohttp://ultraoz.50megs.com/raceoffire.htm  (Not owned or operated by CoolRunning)
  
11 Mar 2001Stage 63 - Everybodyís A Winner
10 Mar 2001Stage 62 - Awaiting Canberra
9 Mar 2001Stage 61 - Derxen Wins Twice
8 Mar 2001Stage 60 - Sakuraiís End
7 Mar 2001Stage 59 - Sakurai In Pain
6 Mar 2001Stage 58
5 Mar 2001Stage 57 - Sakurai's Agony
4 Mar 2001Stage 56 - Mravlje Vs. Sakurai
3 Mar 2001Stage 55 - Every In Hospital
2 Mar 2001Stage 54 - The Final Countdown
1 Mar 2001Stage 53 - Pain
28 Feb 2001Stage 52 - Derxen Does It Again
27 Feb 2001Melton Stage
27 Feb 2001Stage 51 - Derxen's Bloody Victory
27 Feb 2001Melbourne Herald Sun Obituary on Bryan Smith
21 Feb 2001Stage 44 - Audley's Dream Came True
20 Feb 2001Stage 43 - One big happy family
19 Feb 2001Stage 42 - Only three weeks left
18 Feb 2001Stage 41 - Confusion
17 Feb 2001Stage 40 - Welcome to the city
16 Feb 2001Stage 39 - Cold Weather
15 Feb 2001Stage 38 - Molnar's Revenge
12 Feb 2001Stage 36 - Francis ahead of Molnar
12 Feb 2001Stage 35 - Thank you, Helmut!
9 Feb 2001Bryan Smith - Eulogy
Feb 2001Stage 34 - Audley the Great
Feb 2001Stage 33 - Vacation in Kimba
Feb 2001Stage 32 - At half way
10 Feb 2001TransAustralia Footrace - First 31 Stages Summary
Feb 2001Stage 30 - Dusan likes the heat
4 Feb 2001Stage 28 - The Last Farewell
3 Feb 2001Stage 28 - Farewell from Bryan Smith
3 Feb 2001Stage 28 - Australia lost its greatest ultra marathon runner Bryan Smith
2 Feb 2001Runner Dies During Trans Australia Race
1 Feb 2001Stage 27 - Hot Wind
1 Feb 2001Stage 26 - 39 Years, 39 Days
30 Jan 2001Stage 25 - Photo Finish
29 Jan 2001Stage 24 - Sakurai shadows Molnar
28 Jan 2001Stage 23 - Ocean Breeze
27 Jan 2001Stage 22 - Derxen surprised Kruglikov
30 Dec 2000Trans Australia Race - Souvenir Embroided Caps
28 Dec 2000Route of Trans Australia Footrace
22 Dec 2000One-day delay in start of Trans Australia Race
20 Dec 2000Trans Australia Racers To Face Heat up to 40C
30 Nov 2000Trans Australia Race will be the best ultra field ever
12 Nov 2000Top Russian runners eye Trans Australia Footrace
8 Nov 2000Kouros may lead the field in Trans Australia Footrace
18 Aug 2000General information on the Trans Australia Race
7 Jun 2000Trans-Australia - Race of Fire - Announcement
May 1999Pat Farmer Will Direct 2001 Race Across Australia
22 Nov 1998Riley announces Trans-Australia with prize money for 2001

One of the co-race Director's, Jesse Dale Riley, ran a low-key Perth to Sydney in 1998 in preparation for the organisation and feasibility of this race :

2 Nov 1998Another Trans-Australia race in 2000
24 Oct 1998Jesse Riley: final report on trans-Australia run
20 Oct 1998Jesse Riley: back in the U.S.A.
12 Oct 1998Jesse Dale Riley completes run across Australia
18 Sept 1998Jesse Riley Dedicates Journey Run to Clinton
9 Sept 1998Jesse Riley writes from the road in Australia - Tarcoola
7 Sept 1998Jesse Riley writes from the road in Australia - includes race results
2 Sept 1998Don Winkley experiencing problems in Australia
18 Aug 1998Jesse and Don: heading into an empty land
8 Aug 1998Jesse Dale Riley and Don Winkley: off and running across Australia
Mar 1998Jesse Dale Riley's low-key Trans-Australia race

A frenchman, Serge Girard, ran "Trans-Australia" as a solo run (85km per day) covering the Perth-Sydney route completing November 1999 :

Nov 1999Serge's webpage


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