Beth Ali

19 years old from Maningrida, East Arnhem Land Beth was the second IMP athlete to be selected from Maningrida, following the success of Juan Darwin in the New York Marathon as part of IMP in 2010. Beth is a talented basketball player, and after being selected into the Project, started running in Maningrida with her mentor Gerry to improve her fitness and promote the sport in the community. Maningrida is not accessible by road during the wet season, and local runners have to contend with wild dogs in the community, so must travel out of the community to train. Beth wanted to be part of the Project to push her limits and encourage other young people and adults in the community to strive to be different.