|Name Turia Pitt|
Partner Michael Hoskin (2009–)
|Born July 24, 1987 (age 28) (1987-07-24) Tahiti, French Polynesia|
Parents Michael Pitt, Celestine Vaite
Siblings Genji Pitt, Toriki Pitt, Heimanu Pitt
Turia Pitt - Ironman
Turia Pitt (born 24 July 1987) is an Australian mining engineer, humanitarian, athlete, motivationalist, and author.
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Turia Pitt was competing in an ultramarathon through Western Australia's Kimberley region in 2011 when she was caught in a grass fire. An inquiry into the Kimberley Ultramarathon was damning of the race organisers, 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 organisers, and in May 2014, it was reported that it was resolved with an out-of-court settlement.
The organisers 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 been featured on the cover of The Australian Women's Weekly, which attracted worldwide 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.
Announced Sunday 11 June 2017 she and fiancé Michael are expecting their first child. They announced on Friday July 21, 2017 that they are expecting a boy.