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Run, sweat, inspire: indigenous runners storm home in the New York Marathon

Run, sweat, inspire: indigenous runners storm in the New York Marathon

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Eleven indigenous runners from Australia have just crossed the finishing line at the 2013 New York Marathon has just been completed, and they couldn’t be happier from themselves.
Coming from diverse backgrounds all over the country, the eleven runners have often overcome personal obstacles and challenges to compete in the marathon. Set up over three years ago by former Olympian long-distance runner, Robert de Castella, it aimed to promote healthy lifestyles in indigenous committees. But it’s also become an inspiration to those who support the runners, such as their mentors. Photo credit: Indigenous Marathon Project (http://imp.org.au/)
Broadcast on The Wire on 4th November 2013
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