A GROUP of Coffs Coast women determined to keep fit and healthy have returned from the run of a lifetime.
"Seven of the Deadly Sista Girlz" finest athletes have been on a walkabout, running in the Australian Outback Marathon.
Far from your typical road race, the red dirt course offered spectacular views of Uluru and The Olgas for those runners who didn't have their heads down and focused on the desert track and the task at hand.
Noelene Skinner, the deadly Sista Girlz project co-ordinator, said the seven women trained hard for the event with regular running and bootcamp sessions.
"The Girlz were very motivated going into the event and determined to show everyone they really were Deadly Sista Girlz," Noelene said.
While six of them ran the half marathon Maria Wood tackled the full 42 km course.
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