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Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray

Raw Vegan Path
Speakers' Stage
Throughout the year 2013, to inspire and motivate conscious lifestyle choices, to promote kindness and compassion for all living beings and to raise environmental awareness for a sustainable future, veteran raw vegan runners Janette Murray-Wakelin and Alan Murray ran together around Australia, 15,782 km, running 366 marathons (43 km) each in 366 days, no days off. On January 1, 2014, they acquired world acclaim by setting a new World Record as the only couple over the age of 60 fueled entirely on raw fruit and veg, wearing barefoot shoes, to run 366 consecutive marathons while Running Raw Around Australia.

Janette and Alan have been actively following a raw vegan lifestyle for over 11 years after Janette was diagnosed with cancer and was told she had 6 months to live. As a result, the lifestyle choices she made with the support of Alan, set them both on a journey to optimal health.

Since Running Raw Around Australia, this dynamic duo have been involved in making a film based on the Run, 'RAW -the Documentary' which is scheduled to be released globally during 2016.This film will bring the positive message of conscious living to the world. 'RAW -the Documentary' is now in post-production after the trailer and short film was accepted and screened at the Cannes Film Festival France in May 2015.

While in France, Janette and Alan continued their active lifestyle by walking the Pilgrim Way through France and Spain, 2200 km walking unaided with backpacks, completing the Walk in 80 days. They have recently returned to Melbourne from Europe and a 2 week Speaking Tour in Hong Kong and China.