Nedd Brockmann is a 23 year old sparky from Central West NSW that is focused on changing the world one step at a time.
Nedd is also now 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 – an incredible effort averaging over 80km a day for the near 4000km run.
He embarked on the run to try and 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 across all walks of life, from truckies driving past him, farmers, kids doing bake stalls, council road side workers, roadside diner chefs to celebrities and politicians. He received 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 current Australian of the Year Dylan Allcott.
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 daily quote of ‘get comfortable being uncomfortable’ has resonated with all ages and demographics and is driving people and celebrities alike to take on new challenges. He has an inspiring message that he has lived and breathed and is keen to share it.