Maletta is a 26 year old Wagadagam/Kaurareg descendent from the Torres Straight living on Thursday Island. Maletta was inspired by her sister, Elsie, and Harold Mathew both 2014 Graduates, followed by Alicia Sabatino 2015 IMP Graduate and Saliman Bin Juda in 2016. Maletta is a single mum of two girls who has been inspired since witnessing her first sister Elsie and the impact she has made on Thursday Island, along with Harold, Alicia and Saliman. After sadly losing her youngest daughter in 2014 and becoming a single mum, she had to become a strong women for her living two daughters. She rediscovered an inner strength she always had, which planted the seed that she could also follow in her sister's footsteps and take on the NYC marathon and the IMP journey. Although Maletta is only new to running, after predominantly being involved in basketball and touch football, she is coming along in leaps and bound not only in the running aspect but she is also part of the Thursday Island Deadly Running group which spreads the message of healthy and active lifestyles, which was established by her old sister and Harold Mathew. Maletta hopes her journey will continue the IMP ripple effect up in the Torres Strait and keep inspiring people to take up different challenge and lead a healthy life.
Tim is a 25 year old Kuku-Yalanji man from Westcourt in Queensland. Tim was inspired to try-out for IMP after attending the Return to Community ceremony of 2015 IMP Graduate, Harriet David. Tim wants to motivate and inspire younger generations and be a role model for his family and community. Tim is a keen sportsman, with experience in football, basketball, swimming and also has two half marathons under his belt. He is currently employed full-time as a Food and Beverage Team Leader at Novotel Cairns.