Date: Friday, February 8, 2019
I Performed for Trump ... no, Deek
New York Marathon was 4th November, Kim and another 2 friends from Griffith came to cheer me on!
New York starts on Staten Island on the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge and finishes in Central Park Manhattan. Running through the five Burroughs of New York : Staten Island, The Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Manhattan.
A very early start, left the hotel by 6am and my wave didn’t start until 10:40am, so lots of waiting around at the start. [Like the good old days of C2S : ed] Very well catered for with coffee, bagels etc to help yourself too. We were very lucky with the weather it was a perfect day with a high of 13 and a sunny sky.
The highlight of New York Marathon was meeting Robert DeCastella and his Indigenous Marathon Project runners, they were also in our Travelling Fit group. A fabulous group of very inspiring young people and supporters with individual stories to tell about their journey to make it to the start line of the 2018 New York Marathon.
At the moment the try outs for this years New York Marathon are on with trials happening in various places around Australia. All information can be found on their website: Indigenous Marathon Foundation www.imf.org.au
Three Abbott World Majors completed, three to go. Will be off to Chicago this year in October, then only Tokyo and Boston to go!