• Turia Pitt is off to the Hawaii Ironman in October this year (Witsup) (witsup.com)
It happens to all ironman (IM) participants. Competing in one is not enough and they ALL pretty much dream of doing the IM World Championships in Hawaii. It's no surprise then Turia Pitt wants more AND she's scored an invite to the Aloha state.
By
Zela

Source:
witsup.com
25 Jun 2016 - 3:00 PM  UPDATED 25 Jun 2016 - 3:00 PM

She's been training for IMs since she was in hospital

Five years ago, Pitt was racing in a WA Ultra Marathon when she suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body from a fast moving bushfire. 

Competing in an IM drove her through the massive challenge of her rehabilitation. 

“When I was in the hospital I was told that I’d never run again. It was like a light was switched on in my head. I thought ‘I’ll show you, I’m going to do an Ironman one day,’ she said.

“It was the best motivation. My mum and my partner, Michael, would come into my hospital room each morning and say ‘come on, get up, it’s time to get training for your Ironman’ and I’d get up and get stuck in.”

 

She'd never run again? Whatevs. She can run, swim and ride 

 

Pitt completed the Port Macquarie IM in a total of 13 hours and 24 minutes. She finished the 3.8km swim in 1 hour and 16 minutes, the 180km bike ride in 7 hours and 13 minutes and the 42.2km run in a little over 5 hours.  

Then this happened

 

 

“I’m totally pumped and completely terrified at the thought of going to the Ironman World Championships in Kailua- Kona Hawaii,” Pitt said. 

She's got til October 8 to prepare herself for what is the hardest and original IM. We think she's got this. 

 

 

Picture and copy courtesy of witsup.com