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Teen set to run the ton By Luke Voogt Torquay teen Shane McFarland, pictured, hopes the memory of “bubbly” cousin Sammy can keep him going when he takes on an epic 100km ultramarathon. The 16-year-old has entered Surf Coast Century in September to raise money for Heartkids in memory of Sammy, who died of heart disease in 2017. “She was always smiling,” he remembered. Shane rode 145km last Saturday in an Otway Classic in preparation for his big run. Due to his age he has to complete trial runs and other requirements to be allowed entry. Mum Amanda, a physical trainer, inspired Shane to enter when she completed the event in less than 12 hours, he said. “Mum supports me. She gets me up to train when I’m trying to sleep in.” But Amanda, who insisted competing was “all Shane’s idea”, believed he would be the first 16-year-old to attempt the gruelling run. “He can do it - he’s fit enough,” she said. Running 100km was as much about mental toughness and training as physical prowess, she said. “He’s lucky - he’s got the strong heart.”

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Geelong Indy - 03rd May 2019  

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