Indigenous NYC marathon hopefuls tested around Lake Burley Griffin – media release

Indigenous NYC Marathon Hopefuls

Coaching team Rob De Castella and Tim Rowe are putting a group of indigneous New York City marathon hopefuls through their paces on a 16km run in Canberra tomorrow morning.

The 11 indigenous young men have travelled thousands of kilometres from their remote communities around Australia to be a part of the intensive training camp for the Marathon Project, in the lead up to the New York City marathon in November.

Compared to their home towns of places like Nhulunbuy, Barunga near Katherine, and Alice Springs, the early morning run in the nation’s capital will be a chilly one.

The group will be setting off on the run from Lennox Gardens Picnic Ground, inner south Canberra, at 07:30.

The young men will put themselves to the test and complete their first of many challenges to come over the next 6 months.

Media and supporters are encouraged to come down to meet the runners and witness their determination and grit as they strive to earn their place in the final team of 6 men and 4 women who will run the world’s most famous race, The New York City Marathon.

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