Zibeon Fielding

Runner, cyclist and fundraiser

SA State recipient Young Australian of the Year 2020

Zibeon Fielding is dedicated to raising vital funds to help close the gap in Indigenous health. In 2016, he was selected for the Indigenous Marathon Project, training and competing in the New York, Boston and Tokyo Marathons.

But these achievements were only preparation for Zibeon's ultimate goal: to run an ultra-marathon through his homelands on the APY lands. He successfully raised $50,000 for Purple House, an organisation that provides dialysis to some of Australia's most remote communities. This will enable Aboriginal people with diabetes to return from the cities to visit their homes.

In 2019, Zibeon cycled 700 kilometres across the rough corrugated roads and extreme heat of the Australian outback, to bring about awareness for improvement of Aboriginal health, and raise $40,000 for a new gym in his community. As a health worker, he has conducted health checks on children, educated communities about healthy living and eating, and run bike workshops along the way.