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‘Stormtrooper’ completes lap of Australia

Man dressed as stormtrooper completes 18 month walk around Australia.
Man dressed as stormtrooper completes 18 month walk around Australia. Image by Peter Zuco / CC BY-SA 2.0

Melbourne man, Scott Loxley, has completed an 18-month walk around Australia dressed as a Star Wars Imperial Stormtrooper and raising $100,000 for Monash Children’s Hospital on the way. The 15,000km trek saw him across the Nullarbor, walk through the Kimberly and across the Northern Territory then down the east coast. The costume made it through the 400 days spent walking though sometimes extreme heat, and at one stage protected Scott from a snake bite, but Scott reports that he went through 30 pairs of shoes. Read more: abc.net.au