South Australia Runners
Tahnee lives in Adelaide and is from the York Penninsula tribe of Nerunga. Her motivation to be part of the IMP was born from an aspiration to be a strong community leader. Despite applying to be part of IMP, which she has followed for a number of years, she has never been able to attend the trials. Tahnee was raised by her grandparents - her Grandfather who is an Arrernte Man from Alice Springs and Grandmother, an Nerunga woman. Tahnee attended Salisbury High School in Adelaide and following the completion of Year 12, she has completed a Certificate III in Business. Tahnee started running a few years ago to help her overcome significant adversity in her life. She couldn’t believe the way it assisted her change in thinking and is quite a competent runner. Tahnee is passionate about assisting to address the ICE issues in her community and feels that sport is an integral avenue to engage the youth to show them positive pathways and assist them in making positive life choices.
Zibeon is proof that you can never ever give up. A Pinjanjatjara/Yanykunytjara man from Mimili in the APY Lands, SA, 2016 marked the fourth year Zibeon tried out to be part of the IMP squad. He is a very confident young man who possesses a strong character, resilience and a high level of motivation. Zibeon has eight brothers and sisters and lives with his parents and five of his siblings in Mimili. He has a Certificate IV in Primary Health care and works from the local clinic. Zibeon is passionate about addressing the health issues in his community particularly chronic disease and spreading the message through the community about how chronic disease can be prevented, and his ultimate career ambition is to become a doctor. Since missing out on the squad in 2015, Zibeon has volunteered at four deadly fun runs in the area and volunteers at a basketball program on Wednesday nights.
Candice is a Ngarrindjeri from Murray Bridge in South Australia who works as an Archaeologist with a local Indigenous organisation preserving sensitive and sacred sites. Candice is involved with the Deadly Runners in Murray Bridge, established, managed and driven by 2013 IMP Graduate, Luke McKenzie and 2015 IMP Graduate, Daniel Lloyd. She is passionate about continuing the IMP legacy that Luke created and Daniel has continued. Candice is dedicated to addressing the need for more understanding and education about food and nutrition, and would like to use IMP as a platform to promote the positive and healthy benefits of a good diet.