Paul French Walks Across a Continent for Charity

 - Jul 17, 2011
References: telegraph & gizmodo
For an ordinary man, the 2,553 mile trek from Perth to Sydney might seem daunting, but Paul French is no ordinary man; he's a Stormtrooper.

In the hopes of raising money for the Starlight Foundation and attracting attention to the ill and hospitalized children of Australia, Paul French has resolved to walk five days a week, every week until he's crossed the continent. At his current pace -- about 25 miles a day -- he's expected to complete the voyage in six months, but the trooper is resolute. After all, this time he's fighting for a worthy cause.

Why a Stormtrooper? It's unclear, but my guess is that between the helmet and armor, the uniform is enough to keep him warm during Australia's tepid winter.