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Donors rally to send IMP runners to Tokyo

4th December 2012

After a month of uncertainty following the dramatic last-minute cancellation of the New York Marathon, the 2012 Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) squad’s marathon dreams are still well and truly alive, with their sights now firmly set on running the world …
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IMP athletes arrive back on Australian soil

8th November 2012

A tired but enthusiastic Indigenous Marathon Project team have arrived back in Australia after a tumultuous week in New York. While the team didn’t board the plane in New York as marathon runners like they had hoped, following the cancellation …
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IMP athletes to help New York recover

2nd November 2012

While Indigenous Marathon athletes preparing for the New York Marathon are understandably devastated with the news that the marathon has been cancelled, they will remain in New York to help the city get back on its feet. The eight members …
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IMP athletes set to shine on the world’s biggest stage

18th October 2012

In less than a week, the 2012 New York Marathon team will arrive in the world’s biggest city to run the world’s biggest marathon – the New York Marathon! On Sunday 4th November, eight inspirational Indigenous Marathon Project athletes will …
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Justin’s on the way to New York!

10th October 2012

A big congratulations to 2012 IMP squad member Justin Gaykamangu, who over the weekend ran a great race to finish in second place in the Gove Runners North half-marathon. Although Justin won the under-39 male category in a quick time …
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From remote Australia to the bright lights of New York

24th September 2012

Monday 24th September, 2012 As the sun rose over Alice Springs in the early hours of Saturday morning, nine Indigenous athletes from across the country conquered the biggest challenge of their short running careers. Korey Summers, Nat Heath, Jurgean Tabuai, …
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Personal best times all round at the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival

17th September 2012

Sunday saw IMP athletes past and present tackle the annual Blackmores Sydney Running Festival, with 2012 New York Marathon finisher Charlie Maher, and 2012 squad member Korey Summers take on the half marathon, and 2011 New York Marathon finisher Nadine …
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Shoe drive to help spread the love of running

10th September 2012

Do you, like many Australians, have dozens of used an unwanted running shoes lying around at home that you have no idea what to with? If so, IMP has solved the problem for you! As part of our goal to …
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Korey Summers to represent Northern Territory in half-marathon champs

4th September 2012

In another first for the Indigenous Marathon Project, 2012 squad member Korey Summers has been selected to represent the Northern Territory in the Australian half-marathon championships at the Blackmore’s Sydney Running Festival next weekend. The 22 year old Alice Springs …
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IMP athletes shine on a national stage

27th August 2012

Indigenous Marathon Project athletes past and present were recognised on a national stage over the weekend, with some more outstanding results recorded right across the country. In Alice Springs, 2012 New York Marathon squad member Korey Summers took to the …
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City2Surf done, as runners prepare for Alice Springs

22nd August 2012

Congratulations to 2012 IMP squad member Nat Heath, who braved tough conditions to run his first Sydney City2Surf race earlier this month, finishing in a quick time of 57 minutes. Nat said he was pleased to get the tough, hilly …
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IMP athletes step up for City2Surf

8th August 2012

Wednesday 8th August, 2012 Indigenous Marathon Project athletes Nat Heath and Amber Parker, both from NSW, will step up this weekend and take on the annual Sydney City2Surf – the world’s largest fun run. The pair is part of the …
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Do you have what it takes to join our team?

1st August 2012

If so, you might be just the person that we are looking for. Rob de Castella’s SmartStart is seeking an Accounting and Administration Officer to join our small and terrific team of dynamic, talented, committed, fit and fun loving individuals. …
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IMP and Maddocks join to tackle Indigenous health

23rd July 2012

The Indigenous Marathon Project, together with Maddocks, have formally signed a two year alliance, with the firm to provide pro-bono legal, marketing and library services to IMP, following the rapid expansion of the Project over the past 12 months. The …
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Indigenous runners half way to New York

2nd July 2012

Indigenous Marathon Project athletes have shown that they are well and truly on the road to New York after achieving some outstanding results at the Gold Coast Airport Running Festival, running alongside nearly 30,000 other runners. With four athletes taking …
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IMP runners rise to the challenge and tackle Gold Coast

25th June 2012

Eleven Indigenous runners will this week descend on the Gold Coast, ready to tackle the prestigious Gold Coast Airport half marathon and 10km events. The athletes, many from tiny Indigenous communities scattered across the country, are three months into their …
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Yirrkala named inaugural Deadly Fun Run champion community

12th June 2012

The small community of Yirrkala in Arnhem Land, has been named the 2012 Deadly Fun Run Champion community, following the inaugural Deadly Fun Run Championships, held in Uluru over the weekend. Runners from five Indigenous communities crossed the finish line …
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IMP Deadly Fun Run Championships take over Uluru

31st May 2012

The countdown is on for the inaugural Indigenous Marathon Project Deadly Fun Run Championships! In just over a week, 26 athletes ranging from ages seven to 56, and representing six Indigenous communities from across the country, will descend on Uluru …
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Indigenous men put to the test in Canberra

28th May 2012

Six Indigenous men, some from the most remote communities in Australia, have survived their first training camp as members of the 2012 IMP New York Marathon squad. The five day camp held at the AIS saw the men thrown out …
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Indigenous men touch down in Canberra

21st May 2012

A squad of six Indigenous men will today arrive in Canberra for their first training camp as part of the 2012 Indigenous Marathon Project New York Marathon squad. Following the success of the women’s camp last week, Korey Summer from …
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Indigenous Women Conquer AIS Camp

15th May 2012

Five Indigenous women have braved the cold Canberra winter and made it through their first training camp as part of the 2012 IMP New York Marathon squad. The girls achieved some amazing milestones during their five days in Canberra including …
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Indigenous women put to the test at AIS

9th May 2012

Six young Indigenous women will today descend on Canberra for their first training camp as part of the 2012 Indigenous Marathon Project New York Marathon squad. Leaving behind the comforts of home, the six women will be faced with a …
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Remote Australia represented as 2012 IMP New York Marathon Squad Announced

26th April 2012

After a nation-wide search, more than 130 applications and an exhaustive screening process, Rob de Castella and his Indigenous Marathon Project team have selected 12 Indigenous runners to be part of the IMP 2012 New York City Marathon squad. The …
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IMP Conquers Boston

17th April 2012

Two Indigenous Australians have risen to the occasion and conquered the 2012 Boston Marathon. Tegan Pigram from Derby WA and Jamie Wunungmurra from Yirrkala NT overcame many hurdles to make their way through the tough 42.195 km course. Despite testing …
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The long road to Boston

11th April 2012

In less than a week, three Indigenous runners from some of the country’s most remote communities will exchange the vast Australia landscape for the streets of Boston as they tackle the 2012 Boston Marathon. Kelsey Youngblutt from Palm Island (QLD), …
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2012 Try Outs CONFIRMED

9th March 2012

The National Try Outs Tour is coming to a town near you. Come meet the team and give yourself a go to be a part of something great – the 2012 Indigenous Marathon Project Squad. You don’t have to be a …
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Mossman Deadly Fun Run

29th February 2012

A Queensland downpour couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the Mossman and surrounding community for the first 2012 Deadly Fun Run held over the weekend. Over 40 runners toed the start line, and a dozen walkers not far behind in the …
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Boston Beckons

22nd February 2012

Three inspiring young Indigenous runners have climbed over Canberra’s harsh Brindabella Mountains to secure their place in the Boston Marathon. Just 2 months out from the popular event, Palm Island’s Kelsey Youngblutt, Yirrkala’s Jamie Wunungmurra and Derby’s Tegan Pigram have …
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Now Recruiting 2012 Runners

17th January 2012

Try Outs Tour Adelaide Saturday 3rd March, 10:00am Murray Bridge High School Oval, Lohmann Street Murray Bridge Melbourne Suday 4th March, 10:00am Royal Botanic Gardens – Meet at the Observatory Cafe Other Locations and Dates to be Confirmed Sydney Alice …
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