Six Indigenous men, some from the most remote communities in Australia, have survived their first training camp as members of the 2012 IMP New York Marathon squad.
The five day camp held at the AIS saw the men thrown out of their comfort zones, and into the sub-zero temperatures of a Canberra winter.
Each runner showed a great deal of guts and determination, all achieving some major milestones in the lead-up to the New York Marathon in November,
The men were put to the test over a number of challenges, including the beep test, time-trials, starting work on their Certificate III in Community Recreation (Indigenous Healthy Lifestyle), and some great runs over a 16km time-trial.
The men will now return home to take on some solid training before running the Gold Coast half marathon in July.For more information, and to follow the progress of the 2012 IMP squad, follow us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/#!/TheMarathonProject.