THE TEAM DRILLED HEARTBREAK HILLFor most of the team, not only was it their first City 2 Surf, the third camp also marked some of the runners’ first ever trip to Sydney.
All runners took Heartbreak Hill in their pounding stride and dominated the race’s iconic street.
Inspired by marathon greats, Steve Moneghetti and Michael Shelley, along with IMP ambassador and dual C2S champion, Lara Tamsett, the team again excelled in their latest challenge as demonstrated by their results.
The fourth and final camp is the most important – the 30km test event in Alice Springs in September. This run will determine the final team to travel to New York and compete in the world famous New York City Marathon.
The next seven weeks will be the toughest and longest the team has experienced and highlight the incredible achievements of these runners in a very short period. We thank everyone for the continued support of this program and making these opportunities possible.
Gold coast half marathon challengeThe squad made history on the Gold Coast!
In a ground-breaking first, all 12 members of the 2014 Indigenous Marathon Project squad have crossed the finish line of their first two biggest runs, including the Gold Coast Half Marathon on Sunday 6 July.
Click here for all the results from the half marathon.
You can also read a short insight about the team leading up to, and after, the race and watch a video of memories from the event.
Third camp is fast approaching, with the City 2 Surf coming up on 10 August!
FIRST TRAINING RUN RESULTSThe 2014 IMP squad will participate in four key training camps in preparation for the New York Marathon, in addition to their personalised training programs.
The first training camp was held at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra from 30 May until 4 June (click here for a full wrap-up of the camp) which included the inaugural Reconciliation Run – an opportunity for the community to run with the squad on their first training run.
Canberra displayed its best weather to start winter with all elements (except snow) – wind, rain and cold – but nothing was going to dampen the spirits of people who braved the weather to tackle the challenge around Lake Burley Griffin; a 10km run for the women and 15km run for the men.
Historically, illness or injury has affected runners finishing the course but for the first year, the whole squad crossed the line which is a fantastic achievement!
Click here to view the squad’s results. They all ran so well despite very challenging conditions!