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Turia Pitt
Australian ultra-marathon runner

Turia Pitt

Turia Pitt
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Quick Facts

Intro Australian ultra-marathon runner
Is Athlete
From Australia
Field Sports
Gender female
Birth 24 July 1987, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France
Age 34 years
Star sign Leo
Family
Mother: Célestine Hitiura Vaite
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Turia Pitt (born 24 July 1987) is an Australian mining engineer, motivationalist, and author.

Career

Turia Pitt was competing in an ultramarathon through Western Australia's Kimberley region in 2011 when she was caught in a bushfire. An inquiry into the Kimberley Ultramarathon was damning of the race organizers, RacingThePlanet. She suffered burns to 65% of her body and had four fingers from her left hand and her right thumb amputated. She launched Supreme Court action against the organizers, and in May 2014, it was reported that it was resolved with an out-of-court settlement.

The organizers of the event, RacingThePlanet, were harshly criticised for their negligence and incompetence through a Parliamentary inquiry conducted by the Australian Government.

Pitt was named the New South Wales Premier's Award for Woman of the Year 2014, and she was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year. She is an Ambassador for Interplast Australia & New Zealand, and has graced the cover of The Australian Women's Weekly, which attracted world-wide media attention.

She is also a humanitarian and raised close to $200,000 for Interplast by trekking part of a section of the Great Wall of China.

It was announced on 21 July 2015 that she and long term partner Michael Hoskin were engaged to be married.

On 8 May 2016, Pitt completed her first Ironman Australia competition in 13:24:42.

On 8 October 2016, she completed the Ironman World Championship at Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, in 14:37:30.

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