Indigenous marathon project runner Cara Smith trains in the dark to inspire son to a better life

By Daniel Graham
Updated May 17 2017 - 2:28pm, first published 1:47pm
Indigenous woman Cara Smith who is one of only 6 women selected for the Indigenous Marathon foundation program and will be competing in the New York City Marathon at the end of the year. Photo: Rohan Thomson.
Indigenous woman Cara Smith who is one of only 6 women selected for the Indigenous Marathon foundation program and will be competing in the New York City Marathon at the end of the year. Photo: Rohan Thomson.

Aspiring marathon runner Cara Smith braves the Canberra cold to train at 3am so she can spend more time with son Zac, but her desire to change a family history of diabetes and obesity is her No. 1 motivation.

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