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Records fly out window at fifth running of festival

Five records were broken at the Weipa Running Festival on Sunday, a fitting result in the events fifth year ... The men’s marathon was taken out by Weipa’s Ross Dawson, who finished in 3:41.59, while Karen Inglis was the women’s winner in 4:36.09.

Gruelling, yet cathartic experience for runner

Samuel Davis. Pacing across treasured destinations isn't anything unusual for distance runner Jamie Candler. But for some reason, every euphoric stride through Yarraden Nature Refuge felt unlike any trundle he'd been on before ... the mad dash between the remote communities was just a small part of a monumental 1000km journey for the Cairns-based youth worker.

Weipa runner full of praise for IMP

Lauren McIntosh. The success of the Indigenous Marathon Project has received high praise from a number of former representatives, including Weipa product Bianca Graham ... Founded in 2010, IMP – now a part of the broader health promotion charity the Indigenous Marathon Foundation – supports and trains a select squad of Indigenous people to run a marathon in just six months.

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