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I’m Turia

This Is My Story

My story is forever divided into two parts: before the fire, and after the fire.

In 2011, at the age of 24, my life was turned upside down. While competing in a 100km ultra marathon in the Australian outback, I encountered an out of control grass fire. Trapped by the blaze, I suffered full thickness burns to 65% of my body.

I was choppered out of the remote desert barely alive and wasn’t expected to survive. I lost seven of my fingers, spent over six months in hospital, underwent over 200 operations and spent two years in recovery.

Against overwhelming odds, I defied every expectation placed on me and rebuilt my life.

In 2016, I achieved a goal I’d been working towards since the early days of my recovering; competing in my first Ironman competition in May, followed by the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii.

Kona was a gruelling experience that taught me over and over again that when we get our mindset right, we truly can achieve anything.

That’s not the only goal I’ve smashed since being told I’d never walk, run or be independent again.

Over the years, I’ve written multiple books, been honoured with multiple awards, mentored thousands of people to achieve their greatest goals through my online programs and joined one of my personal heroes, Tony Robbins, as a headline speaker at the 2018 National Achievers Congress.

As a proud ambassador for Interplast Australia & New Zealand, I’m stoked to have raised over $1 million in donations and $3 million in media awareness through events, speaking, and leading fundraising adventures along the Great Wall of China, the Inca Trail and the Kokoda Track.

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60 Minutes

I’ve been interviewed a few times on 60 Minutes, this is the most recent from 2017.

Women Of Influence

I was stoked to be featured in Lisa Wilkinson’s Women of Influence series.

Road To Kona

My NBC feature during their coverage of the 2016 Ironman World Championship.

Turia is living proof that with a strong purpose and vision for your life, you can overcome ANY challenge and any circumstance.

Tony RobbinsAuthor, entrepreneur, philanthropist and life coach

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