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Craig helps smash charity fun run record

December 2nd, 2013

Craig has helped the Kids Foundation smash the Guinness World Record of the ‘Treadmill, Fastest Time to Run 100 km(TEAM)’ by 18 minutes and 22 seconds at the OK’s 4 Kids charity fun run in Ballarat. The previous record of 5 hours, 42 minutes and 32 seconds was held by an American twelve man team from the Twin city Track Club based in North Carolina.

Joining Craig in the record-breaking charity fun run were Australian marathon legend Steve Moneghetti, 2011 50-55 age group Triathlon World Champion John Mergler, current Australian record holder over a mile Lisa Corrigan, elite lifeguards Stephen Madden and Clint Kimmins with Bondi Rescue’s Andrew ‘Reidy’ Reid and Adriel ‘Bacon’ Young.

Craig along with his team ran for young people like Matt and Kel, Craig met these boys at a KIDS Foundation camp recently. Matt at the age of 3 was in hospital for three and a half months, including 33 days in intensive care, mainly due to the many complications that arose from the burns and subsequent infections. Matt’s prognosis was not good and after two cardiac arrests in the intensive care until, the doctors suggested his life support be switched off. Matt had already fought so hard that his family held out hope that he would improve and after two weeks, he was able to survive independently. Matt has needed many skin grafts and has lost parts of all his fingers. Today he still endures many operations for skin releases as well as operations on his legs where the bones were affected by the infections.

Matt is supported by the KIDS foundation, where he attends camps and other programs the KIDS foundation offer young survivors. One of Matt’s greatest achievements is after being introduced to Karate at camp, now just about to attempt his black belt.

Click here to find more information about the Kids Foundation and all the good work they do.

Craig with Matt and Kai. Photo from kidsfoundation.org.auCraig with Matt and Kai. Photo from kidsfoundation.org.au

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