Five Indigenous women have braved the cold Canberra winter and made it through their first training camp as part of the 2012 IMP New York Marathon squad.
The girls achieved some amazing milestones during their five days in Canberra including smashing the beep test, conquering Mount Ainslie, starting work on their Certificate III in Community Recreation (Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle), and some very gutsy runs in the Mother’s Day Classic 10km.
They also learnt a lot about themselves, their health, and the sport of running. The girls are now back home and training hard, and will come together again in July for the Gold Coast half-marathon.
Great work girls, and keep training hard – New York is now one step closer!
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