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Thursday, 17 April 2014


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Dave Friebel is on his third pair of trainers as he prepares to compete in Victoria’s Gre

Dave Friebel is on his third pair of trainers as he prepares to compete in Victoria’s Great Ocean Road marathon to help raise money for charity. Picture: MICHAEL FRANCHI Source: News Limited

A DARWIN man who has never taken part in an endurance run will compete in the Great Ocean Rd Marathon in Victoria to raise money for poor villages in Timor Leste.
GTNT worker David ­Friebel will join thousands of runners to cover 45km – from Lorne to Apollo Bay – in the 10th Great Ocean Rd marathon on May 18.
“My mates run marathons a fair bit and they threw the challenge at me,” Mr Friebel said. “I thought I’d give it a crack.”
“I’m hoping to do it in about 5.5 hours.”
Mr Friebel said he has been training for the marathon since October last year.
“I’ve run about 700km in that time,” he said. “I’ve been to the physio a lot.”
Mr Friebel said his workplace was involved in a carbon offset program in East Timor.
“We help six villages in the highlands,” he said.
“We pay them to grow trees.
“Then they use the timber to build homes and schools.
“So far we’ve helped plant 62,000 trees in six highland communities on 38 sites.”
Mr Friebel said he wants to raise $1000 for the program

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