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IMP heads to Hermannsburg

5th December 2013

When the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) first met Charmaine Patrick a year ago, the mother of two from the tiny Northern Territory community of Hermannsburg could barely run a lap of the oval. Fast-forward almost nine months and Charmaine proudly …
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IMP open applications to find the next group of Indigenous champions

2nd December 2013

When the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) first met Charmaine Patrick a year ago, the mother of two from the tiny Northern Territory community of Hermannsburg could barely run a lap of the oval. Fast-forward almost nine months and Charmaine proudly …
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Indigenous Marathon Project Coach/CEO crosses the finish line

25th November 2013

Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) Founder and Director Rob de Castella has announced today that CEO and Coach Tim Rowe will be finishing up and moving back to Sydney at the end of this year’s program. IMP is a health-promotion charity …
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Marathon runners homeward bound

6th November 2013

The Indigenous Marathon Project’s newest crop of marathon runners are homeward bound after conquering Sunday’s New York City Marathon. The 11 inspirational athletes crossed the finish line of the world’s biggest marathon on Sunday, after nine months of training under …
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New York Marathon glory for 11 inspirational Indigenous runners

4th November 2013

Eleven Indigenous Marathon Project athletes have run the race of their lives to do their families, friends, communities and most of all, themselves proud as they crossed the finish line of the world famous New York City Marathon overnight. Jack …
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PBs all round for IMP graduates

28th October 2013

2011 Indigenous Marathon Project graduates Bianca Graham and Nadine Hunt stepped up to the toughest challenge of their running careers over night when they conquered Germany’s famous Frankfurt Marathon. The pair, who ran the 2011 New York Marathon under the …
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Indigenous runners gear up for the race of a lifetime

22nd October 2013

In just one week, Indigenous Marathon Project runners will descend on Sydney in preparation to head to New York to make their marathon dreams a reality. On Sunday 3rd November, the 11 inspirational squad members will line up alongside 45,000 …
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Indigenous champion earns herself marathon glory

14th October 2013

Indigenous Marathon Project runner Emma Cameron experienced the low point of her running career in April this year, after organisers took her off the Boston Marathon course at the 41km mark following the Boston bombings. Yesterday, almost six months to …
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Indigenous athlete defies Boston terrorists to run marathon

1st October 2013

When the Boston bombs went off at the finish line of the marathon in April, Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) runner Emma Cameron was at the 40km mark of the race. Organisers stopped all runners at the 41km mark, and Emma’s …
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IMP runner joins in ANQ Road Running Champs

26th September 2013

Indigenous Marathon Project squad member Jack Wilson will line up at the start of the Athletics North Queensland Road Running Championships this Saturday, just five weeks out from the world famous New York Marathon. The Townsville based runner has been …
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From the red centre to the big apple…IMP athletes on their way to New York

16th September 2013

Six months of long runs, hill sprints, sore legs, early morning starts and precious time away from family has paid off for 12 Indigenous athletes who have earned their tickets to the New York and Boston Marathons. The final team …
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IMP athletes hit red centre for their biggest challenge yet

10th September 2013

Seven months ago, when 25 years old Elise Hull turned up at a suburban Sydney sports ground to try out for the Indigenous Marathon Project, she barely knew what a marathon was. The Bathurst based runner had only taken up …
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Run with Emma in Melbourne

6th September 2013

Our Melbourne Marathon runner Emma Cameron has been busy preparing for the gruelling 42.195km event next month. Last weekend she ran a 30km test run in the hot Darwin weather, and has earned her place on the start line of …
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IMP runners steps up to half-marathon challenge

2nd September 2013

An injury in the lead-up to the Gold Coast Half-Marathon two months ago didn’t dampen Indigenous Marathon Project runner Elise Hull’s spirits as she crossed the finish line in the Dubbo Stampede Half-Marathon yesterday.   The run took the 25 …
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Galiwinku Community get behind IMP runner

28th August 2013

The small Elcho Island community of Galiwinku has got behind Indigenous Marathon Project representative Evelyna Dhamarrandji. With Evelyna’s long Sunday runs now regularly travelling further than 20km, the community has rallied behind the young mother, with a support crew following …
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IMP runners shine amongst crowd of 85,000

13th August 2013

The 12 members of Rob de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Project squad joined with 85,000 other runners on Sunday to conquer the world’s largest fun run, the annual Sydney City2Surf. Tackling the tough 14km course, including the dreaded Heartbreak Hill, the …
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IMP squad trade remote Australia for a sea of 85,000 runners

7th August 2013

The 12 members of the 2013 Indigenous Marathon Project squad will face one of their toughest challenges yet when they line up alongside 85,000 other competitors in Sunday’s annual City2Surf race. The 14km course from the Sydney CBD to iconic …
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Murray Bridge crowned Deadly Fun Run Champions

15th July 2013

The small South Australian community of Murray Bridge has taken out the second annual Deadly Fun Run Championships held at Uluru over the weekend. More than 50 athletes aged between nine and 56 and representing five Indigenous communities across the …
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Deadly runners ready to race at Uluru

12th July 2013

Fifty deadly runners from Indigenous communities across the country are on their way to Uluru for tomorrow’s second annual Deadly Fun Run Championships.   Set up by Rob de Castella’s Indigenous Marathon Project in 2011, the Deadly Fun Run Series …
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Running to America inspires a nation

10th July 2013

The inspirational 2010 documentary Running to America screened again with week on ABC, showcasing four young Indigenous men and their quest to run the world famous New York Marathon. Since crossing the finish line of the world famous marathon, each …
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IMP runners paving the way to New York

8th July 2013

The 2013 Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP) squad have taken themselves a step closer to November’s New York Marathon after crossing the finish line of yesterday’s Gold Coast half marathon. For all the athletes, who were selected as part of Rob …
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IMP runners reunite at Gold Coast

4th July 2013

Indigenous Marathon Project graduates representing each of the three years of the Project will come together on the Gold Coast this week to put the skills taught to them by mentor Rob de Castella into practice.   Charlie Maher (2010) …
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Deadly runners head to Uluru

21st June 2013

With just three weeks until the second annual Deadly Fun Run Championships held at Uluru, many communities are starting to finalise their teams for the event following many successful community fun runs. The Championships, which are evolving into a major …
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Charlie’s Marathon Mission

13th June 2013

As many of our supporters may know, 2010 athlete Charlie Maher has been training hard for his third marathon – the Gold Coast Marathon in July. Charlie was a member of the very first IMP team in 2010, and was …
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IMP men conquer Canberra

27th May 2013

The six male members of the 2013 Indigenous Marathon Project squad have returned home following their first official training camp in Canberra. The five day camp saw the squad learn more about the gruelling training they will undertake over the …
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Want to run with the IMP men in Canberra?

22nd May 2013

Do you want to join the six male members of the IMP squad as they running a gruelling 16km time trial around Lake Burley Griffin in Canberra this weekend? Here is your chance! We would love as many of our …
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Indigenous women shine in Canberra

13th May 2013

The six female members of the 2013 Indigenous Marathon Project squad have returned home after a successful first camp at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra. Lisa Bloxsome from Nowra, Evelyna Dhamarrandji from Elcho Island, Georgia Gleeson from Queanbeyan, …
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Ready, Set, Go at Amoonguna

6th May 2013

Last Wednesday saw the much anticipated opening of Rob de Castella’s SmartStart for Kids Amoonguna Fitness Trail. The 460 metre track built around the school in the small Indigenous community of Amoonguna, just outside Alice Springs, contains a number of …
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Indigenous Marathon Project athlete safe in Boston

16th April 2013

Indigenous Marathon Project athlete Emma Cameron has been reunited with IMP staff members following a series of bomb blasts at the finish line of today’s Boston Marathon. The Darwin based athlete was roughly one mile from the site of the …
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Indigenous athlete to realise marathon dreams in Boston

10th April 2013

After 12 months of gruelling training, Darwin athlete Emma Cameron will finally realise her marathon dreams when she lines up at the start of the Boston Marathon on Monday morning. Cameron, who was selected as part of the 2012 Indigenous …
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Indigenous runners selected to inspire in New York Marathon

9th April 2013

Indigenous runners selected to inspire in New York Marathon Tuesday 9th April, 2013 A squad of 12 inspirational athletes has been selected to tackle the 2013 New York Marathon as part of the Indigenous Marathon Project. The team is: Men …
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IMP finds raw talent right across the country

27th March 2013

From Sydney to Karratha, Adelaide to Tiwi Islands, and Melbourne to Darwin the Indigenous Marathon Project has wrapped up another successful national try out tour. Visiting 14 different locations over the 12 day tour, IMP staff met close to 100 …
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Run for IMP at the world’s biggest fun run

6th March 2013

Do you want to run this year’s Sydney City2urf like royalty, all while raising much-needed funds for the Indigenous Marathon Project? Well here is your chance! This year, IMP is giving 20 lucky supporters the chance of a lifetime to …
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Tokyo triumph for IMP runners

25th February 2013

Three Indigenous Marathon Project athletes have run the race of their lives to do their families, friends, communities and most of all, themselves proud, crossing the finish line of the world-famous Tokyo Marathon. Korey Summers from Alice Springs, Nat Heat …
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Emma faces next challenge on the long road to Boston

14th February 2013

Darwin athlete Emma Cameron will face the biggest challenge of her running life on Sunday when she lines up at the start of the gruelling 30km event at the Stromlo Running Festival in Canberra. The 30 year old athlete was …
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Tiwi Islands kick-off Deadly Fun Run Series

11th February 2013

The Tiwi Island community of Milikapiti kicked-off their 2013 Deadly Fun Run campaign on Friday, with 32 of the Island’s children taking part in the 3km and 5km events. Community members, who were responsible for creating the Tiwi Road Runners …
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