Arain Pearson

30 years old from Yirrkala, East Arnhem Land Arian grew up in Yirrkala and attended boarding school in Darwin. At school, he was trained by Cathy Freeman, and represented the Northern Territory for touch football six years in a row. He first heard about IMP in 2010 and wanted to be involved to make his community proud. Arian is a teacher’s assistant in Yirrkala. His family runs a cultural experience business called Bawaka. In his spare time, he enjoys fishing and swimming. Arian finished the 2011 New York Marathon in a time of 3 hours 54 minutes. Since New York, he has been integral in helping set up the Deadly Fun Run Series in Yirrkala. He travelled to the inaugural Deadly Fun Run Championships in Uluru in 2012 with the small team from Yirrkala. Arian is part of band that is played regularly in mainstream radio. He is also the Surf Lifesaving President in Yirrkala and has his Bronze Medallion.