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Australian Indigenous HealthBulletin Alcohol and other drugs knowledge centre Yarning Places

Indigenous marathon runner gets off on the right foot

Date posted: 22 May 2013

A 20-year-old man from Townsville in north Queensland will brave the Canberra cold for the next five days after being chosen to join Robert de Castella's Indigenous marathon project.

Jack Wilson will train over the next few months with five other squad members in preparation for the New York Marathon in November.

He will have to brave the cold in Canberra as the weather will be a big contrast to his home town of Townsville in north Queensland. Jack said he is excited at selection, after he missed out last year. 'It's unreal, it's like a dream come true.'

For more information about the Indigenous marathon project, see the Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet's web resource about physical activity in Indigenous communities.

Source: ABC news; Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet


Last updated: 6 June 2013
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