IMP finds raw talent right across the country

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 applicants, all with dreams of running the world famous New York Marathon under the guidance of World Champions marathon runner Rob de Castella. Applicants were put through their paces over a 3km and 5km distance, as well as undertaking interview as to why they thought they should be part of IMP 2013. IMP coach Tim Rowe said the amount of raw talent that was discovered across the country was truly inspirational “We met some really amazing individuals over the 12 days, who not only want to make a difference to their own lives, but who want to help shape Indigenous Australia into the future,” he said. “It’s really exciting to see the quality number and quality of applicants improve each year, and it is a true testament to the hard work of these individuals, and their willingness to make a difference.” The final squad will be announced after Easter, ahead of their first training camps in Canberra in May. For more information, please contact Laura Oldfield on (02) 6260 5750 or 0438 523 543.