Turia Pitt: Australian burns survivor completes Hawaii triathlon

Turia Pitt: Australian burns survivor completes Hawaii triathlon
 

An Australian runner who suffered life-threatening burns when she was trapped by a bushfire during a race has completed the Hawaii Ironman, seen as world's toughest triathlon.
Turia Pitt received burns to 65% of her body and was told she would never compete again after the 2011 ultra-marathon in Western Australia.
After 200 operations, she completed the 226km (140 mile) Hawaii event on Sunday
She has been hailed on social media as an "amazing role model".
Ms Pitt completed a 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42km run in a time of 14:37:30.
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10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 39
Source: BBC
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