Kieren De Santis

  20 years old from Milikapiti, Tiwi Islands Kieren decided to try out for IMP as he could see himself falling into the trap of bad habits, and didn’t want to cut his life short. He also wanted to be a role model for other young people in Milikapiti, and inspire them to be involved in sport and to live a healthy lifestyle. As soon as Kieren joined IMP, he quit smoking, and is continuing to encourage other people in his community to do the same. When Kieren arrived at the first IMP camp in May 2012, he had never run further than 10km, and was still smoking heavily. He managed to run a 16km time trial, and finished with the rest of the squad. Kieren’s involvement in IMP has sparked an interest in running on the Tiwi Islands, and he was integral in setting up the Tiwi Road Runners running club, and launching the Deadly Fun Run Series. Kieren is hoping to continue with his running, and complete a marathon.