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THE FIRST TIME.

The struggle and celebration of four everyday Australians
and their steps to the Medibank Melbourne Marathon.

The first time as told by Claire, Elliot, Erika and Stephen.

The highs AND
the lows of
The First Time.

Just some of the highlights of the emotional
and physical demands of The First Time.

When playgrounds become gyms, and lunchtime becomes a workout. Erika in her first week of training.

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Negotiating the balance between motherhood and marathon training was not all smooth sailing.

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Huge Hawthorn fan Elliot struggled to keep the celebrating to a minimum when his team won the AFL Grand Final in week three of training.

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Stephen loves the taste of success. A medal seals the deal on 21km done.

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Halfway there and "Holy Sh*t." Claire has a reality check.

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"It's important to be confident." Week three and Claire was hitting her stride.

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Just what he needed: Elliot gets a supportive hug from Dad as he hits the halfway mark.

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Stephen was an 'action man' when he created a new personal best of 12km in week two.

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In week two, Erika took her marathon training off the beaten track and onto the beaten snow.

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THE FIRST TIME.
FOR MANY.

It was also The First Time for plenty of others.

The first time across the finish line.

Do you remember The First Time? Was it sunny, rainy, cold or warm? What did you wear? What bib number were you?

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Some of us remember it just for being a lot of fun! The First Time always is, after all.

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The first time running a marathon is to prove to everyone young and old something very simple: it is NOT IMPOSSIBLE.

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Maybe it was 10 years ago. Maybe 20. But for those who have run before will all agree: you never forget The First Time.

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Most of us, however, remember The First Time for the people we ran with, running as one. Our friends, our team, the people wearing our colours.

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Whether it’s a marathon, a new sport or new food – everyone should try doing something for The First Time sometime soon. Everyone should try taking a small step to better health today.

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Some of us remember The First Time for the rewards that waited at the end: a medal, a hug, a beer, some balloons.

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Yep, it’s the people and their support who give The First Time it’s special place in our memory: the hugs, the smiles, the thumbs up.

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We promise you. Trying something for The First Time will leave you smiling.

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