Speakers Profile - Nedd Brockman

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Nedd Brockmann is a sparky from Central West NSW who, at 23 years old, became the fastest ever Australian to run across Australia, and second fastest in the
world, having completed the run from Perth to Bondi Beach in just over 46 days.

It was an incredible effort averaging 86km a day for the nearly 4000km run. He embarked on the run to challenge himself, but also wanted to use the opportunity and the attention he was creating to try and also raise money for homeless charity Mobilise and set himself a target of $1 million.

During his run, his daily Instagram updates captured the hearts and minds of Australia, culminating in an iconic moment at the finish line on a Monday afternoon at Bondi Beach
where more than 10,000 people welcomed him home in an emotional finish that will be remembered for years.

The support for Nedd came from all walks of life, from truckies driving past him, farmers, kids doing bake stalls, council roadside workers, roadside diner chefs, to celebrities and politicians. He inspired messages of support from people including the Prime Minister, Jimmy Barnes, Hamish Blake, Carrie Bickmore, Pat Cummins, Ash Barty, global UFC
champion Israel Adensanya, Hollywood actor Lily James, Hugh van Cuylenburg and 2022 Australian of the Year, Dylan Alcott.

The final total raised for the homeless was $2.5 million, with over $600k raised in the final day, their fundraising total for the previous year was $7,500!

Nedd's relentless focus on never giving up and keep showing up has inspired the nation.

His incredible achievement and the way he did it has resonated with all ages and demographics and is driving people across Australia to take on new challenges.