The Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF) was established in 2009 by world marathon champion, Rob de Castella, and in 2010 four Indigenous Australians created history as the first to run in the world’s biggest marathon – the New York City Marathon – as part of the Indigenous Marathon Project.
Running and physical activity underpin all IMF programs (such as the Indigenous Marathon Project and Deadly Running). The IMF is committed to providing social, inclusive, and fun environments for people to adopt active and healthy lifestyles.
In 2017, Epic Good Foundation Manager Anita Heiss ran the New York Marathon under the guidance and with support of co-founder Stuart Giles. It was in NY that a partnership with the IMF was formed, and in 2018 Stuart mentored IMP Graduate Zibeon Fielding from Mimili, South Australia.
Zibeon was already on his own running journey to raise money for a dialysis machine in the A.P.Y. Lands, but he and Stuart took on the Boston Marathon first, raising awareness and funds along the way. In 2019, both Stuart and Zibeon will run the Tokyo Marathon.
Running for dialysis on country, RN Breakfast, Radio National. 9.3.18
Indigenous Marathon Team on ABC Brisbane, Afternoons with Katherine Feeney 8.3.18
Run, Sweat, Inspire, 7.30 Report, 18.4.18
Zibeon Fielding on Let’s Talk 98.9FM. 6.3.18
Happiness is being inspired by #Team Epic in the Boston Marathon, Anita Heiss blog. 18.4.18