From Uluru to New York City, Indigenous runners one step closer to completing the world famous marathon.
Five Indigenous Marathon Project runners selected from the squad of 18 had an opportunity to run in the foreground of Australia’s most recognisable natural landmark, Uluru over the weekend, as a part of their quest to be selected in the team that heads to New York City in November to run the world famous marathon.
“It was an unbelievable experience to have a group of Indigenous runners representing their fellow team mates and communities at this iconic Indigenous landmark.” Deeks said.
The runners lined up against approximately 40 others at the 11km start line as a part of the Australian Outback Marathon event. A little over 40 minutes later Nathan Sutherland crossed the finish line in first place with team mate Patrick Keain close behind in second. Bianca Graham and Bridgette Williams took out 1st and 2nd in the female category respectively, which has given them a huge confidence boost going into Sydney’s City to Surf in less than 2 weeks.
This event will be a stark contrast to the Australian Outback Marathon event as they will line up alongside 80,000 other runners in the largest running event in the world.