Marius Clarke

23 years old from Gunbalanya Marius wanted to be involved in the Project as an inspiration to his family and community, and to represent them in a positive way. His involvement has helped to show young Indigenous men and women in his community that running can make them fit and healthy, and take them to places like New York. Marius was integral in helping set up a Deadly Fun Run Series in Gunbalanya, and managed to get local businesses on board to help support a community barbeque at the end of the run. Marius is heavily involved in AFL, and works full-time for the Clontarf Academy. His running improved significantly since joining the Project, and he finished the 30km Alice Springs test event in September in 2 hours 25 minutes. Marius travelled to New York with the IMP squad in November 2012 before the marathon was cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy. Unfortunately after returning from New York, Marius sustained an injury that stopped him running. He is hoping to start training again soon, and wants to run the Frankfurt Marathon in Germany in October.