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Queanbeyan Aboriginal runner Cara Smith completes New York Marathon

Date posted: 13 November 2017

Queanbeyan Aboriginal mother, Cara Smith, has competed at the New York marathon, for an arduous length of six hours on the streets. Ms Smith completed her Indigenous Marathon Project journey when she finished the famous race in 05:58:01.

'I ran the whole way. Even through the tough times I never thought of stopping. The atmosphere was the best and really helped me to keep going. I was really looking forward to the finish line it was so hard at 30km, then again in the last 3km. But I loved it. I'll have a good rest then sign up for the next marathon,' said Ms Smith.

Ms Smith was one of 10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander athletes picked to join marathon legend Robert de Castella's program.

Source: The Canberra Times

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Last updated: 13 November 2017
 
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