Shane Crawford triumphs after Melbourne-Perth charity ride

2013-07-11_2328_001The Footy Show‘s Shane Crawford conquered his marathon 3600 km bike ride across Australia yesterday as he rode into Crown Perth during a live broadcast.

Crawford’s trek for Breast Cancer Awareness Network  began in Melbourne 23 days ago taking him through regional towns and ending with a standing ovation from a pink-themed audience of 2300.

An emotional Crawford thanked his support team and the public, ending his ride by spray-painting a ‘pink lady’ on the stage at Crown.

The former AFL star averaged 170 kilometres a day at 35kph meeting cancer survivors  and families in towns across the country.

“This has again been a life-changing experience,” Crawford said. “I met so many unbelievable and inspiring breast cancer survivors as I headed west. I am overwhelmed by all the support along the way. The families, friends and Australians affected by breast cancer do it really tough, and I am just glad I could contribute and take their minds off the pain and suffering even if only for a few minutes.”

In 2010 Crawford ran from Adelaide to Melbourne for BCNA.

The final tally of donations will be announced next Thursday night (July 18) on The Footy Show.

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  1. Congratulations to Shane and his support team, and full marks for his morale boosting efforts along with any $$$ amount raised for financial support, and lets not forget to thank the many others who are equally supportive 24/7.

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