Darren Lehmann’s Team

We’re donating team spirit for Australian hearts.

Your 50th birthday is always a major milestone, but it’s one that I will remember for a very different reason. 

At 4:30 am, I woke up in a cold sweat and had a real heavy chest.   

I thought I might be in a bit of trouble, so, I rang the doctor of the Gold Coast hotel I was staying in. He said, “Let’s get to the ambulance to be sure (we discover what’s going on).” 

So, off I went. At 6:30 in the morning I remember texting Andrea, my wife, to tell her what’s going on. 

By 8:30 am, they had to do a triple bypass. A week later, I was home. Then, the three months of recovery really began. 

I didn’t realise how tired, how short of breath I was before the operation. Looking back now, I think, “Wow!”, because I must have been pretty ill for a couple of years. Now, food tastes so good from quitting smoking; everything tastes really nice! 

To help me get back to living a full life, and to better manage my heart health, I started going to cardiac rehabilitation. I highly recommend it, it was fantastic! It just gave me a better understanding of how the heart works, and what you're going to do and how to prevent heart problems in the future. 

Now I’m here, 6 months down the track and ready to donate my second innings, not just for my heart health, but for Australian Hearts. 

Come on, join me Australia. Join my team! Let’s get active and get outdoors, whether that’s your backyard, local park or city streets. Let’s smash this fundraising target and help raise vital funds to support heart disease research. 

Follow my journey on instagram @darren_lehmann 

Thank you to our Sponsors

$1.05k

Anonymous

Love ya Shrek. Always inspiring. X

$525

Andrew Oshea

good luck mate.

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Byron Factor

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Harman

Winner winner chicken dinner!

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Taste The Barossa

Great work Coach Boof. Inspiring stuff.

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Andrea Lehmann

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Anonymous

Super proud of you! x

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Ben Higgins

Great work Boofa

$200

David Ligertwood

👍

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Cathie Hardy

Well done Darren. Go for gold. Happy to donate to a fantastic organisation like the Heart Foundation and being part of your recovery makes it very special

$200

Debra Edwards

So proud of you Darren. More than happy to donate❤️

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Paul Lewis

Nice work!

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Danielle Wise (oats)

Great cause Boof- Best of luck love us x

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Mum & Dad

So grateful to everyone concerned that day/night for keeping you safe. Mum and Dad xx

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Erica Lostroh

$105

Hoss And Db

Great work mate!! Keep that ticker strong!!!

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Peter & Vikki Mcintyre

1st Innings was a helluva lot of fun Bro, looking forward to what we can get up to in the 2nd Innings!!!!

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Tori Lehmann

😘

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T

Well Played

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Fiona Wardman

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Christine Morris

At some stage many of us may be faced with Heart Issues. This is a great cause so well done Mate. Good luck 😘

$105

Claire Young

Good on you fatty! 💪🏼 xx

$105

Laura Geranios

Proud of you, love you

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Cade Brown

$105

Rod And Ros Marsh

Great cause . Well done Darren

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Sarah Mitchell

How thankful we all are that you can participate! Lots of love and good luck xo

$105

Marc Amtsberg

You have the perfectly aerodynamic skull to complete this in just over 2 hrs. Good luck. Amps

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Andrew Lostroh

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Kym Ryder

Onya Booker!

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Geoff And Annie Merrill

If I only had a heart

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Brodie Smith

Love ya work Boof

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Alison Ramage

Good luck mate, we are with you every step

$105

Steve Magoffin

$105

Chris Taylor

Good work Darren, thank for all you support!

$100

Alex Mcdonald

$100

Angie Castnet

$100

Amanda & Neeltje Lostroh

Rock on Little Sis ❤️ Happy Marathon!!

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Mum

$100

Rick Battersby

Best of luck Boof and so glad you're still with us and making lifestyle changing goals to be around a lot longer x

$100

Sandi Leary

Great job Dazza 🥰

$81

Mark Ritting

$53

Lawrie Colliver

Well done mate.....glad to donate

$53

Cam Chris Glasson

Good on you Loffy xxxxx

$53

O2

From Kane/Jord/Blake

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Corinne Gibbs

Proud of you and Mum would be too .❤️

$53

Aaron Kellett

I’m on your team pal! Bloody awesome stuff

$53

Shaggas

Great job mate!

$53

Louise Notman

What a champion!! You got this!! Love you mate xx

$53

T & T Oliver

Legend

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Sarah Porter

Good on you Luke . That was a scary day for everyone that knew you . ♥️

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Darren Beer

Great work Darren 👍🏻

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John Woodgate

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Janine Hyndes

Best of luck boof. What a worthy cause the heart foundation is. My close friend lost her husband to a heart attack 12 months ago. He was only 39. Here's to your 2nd innings.

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Callie Moran

Go Fi ❤️

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Louise Ridout

Such a great cause Fiona!! Xoxox

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Pamela Brady

Good luck Abby I know you can do anything you put your mind to. 🥰🥰

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Nick Mosey

👍

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Jon Sloan

$53

John & Fee Woodcock

A great cause & an amazing way to raise funds.....good luck!!! Xx

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Leanne Fawcett

❤️

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Lvk

Go for it Boof!

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Michelle Head

$50

Olinda & Sonny

Awesome Court😍alofa tele me n Papa

$50

Chris Basten

Heart-felt congrats for the marathon

$50

Cameron Kirkpatrick

Legend mate

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Fiona Thompson

Go you good thing! So proud of you xx

$50

Wade Conolly

$50

Anonymous

$42

Luke Ward

$42

Fi

Ruuuuun!

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Bertie Kennedy

Go well!

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The Murphys

Glad to have you in our lives. Great job fatty x

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Zarko Danilov

$40

Eddie Osler

$26

Darren Loffler

$25

Matthew Sheahan

Glad to help

$21

Sacha Mondon

You're amazing chick! Keep kicking ass 💪

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Jill Timpano

$21

Melissa Evans

$21

Anonymous

Well done, Boof! And thank you for everything you’ve done for our country as a sportsman! Love and regards from Melbourne :)

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Sonny, Ori & Kaylani

Go Aunty Court!! Xo

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Rachel & Darcy

Good luck Fiona, you’re amazing!

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Wade Conolly

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Frendo

Good luck x

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Jess Singleton

You got this girl!