Dan Wicks

When the opportunity arose for First Responders to run the New York Marathon with Team Fortem, Queensland Police Officer Dan Wicks knew he wanted to be part of it.

He had been selected as a reserve runner, in case one of the original four were not able to make it to the United States later this year.

Last month, he got the call to say that he would  be on the plane with them, and running the 42km on November 6th.

"Every day I've always done some type of physical activity, whether it be structured sport or my own training," said Wicks.