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140K sprint secures CareFlight almost $20K

Ten team members, three days and 140 kilometres. Doesn't sound like fun unless you are extremely fit!

A huge congratulations has to go to the CaterCare Team who successfully completed the gruelling 140-kilometre Cairns Wheelbarrow Race, raising almost $20,000 for our life-saving service.

CareFlight's Ryan Withnell, who participated in the challenging fundraiser, said the team chose to sprint the distance.

"Each person sprinted for 100 metres. We found this was the most efficient way to get through the days," he said.

"It was definitely the most challenging thing I have ever done, but a lot of fun at the same time.

"Day two was by far the toughest, we covered 65 kilometres in roughly 6.5 hours."