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1. Turia Pitt’s champion performance in her first ironman triathlon.
Turia Pitt has once again defied the odds with an amazing performance in one of Australia’s toughest ironman events.
Pitt finished her first ironman triathlon an hour ahead of her predicted time in the event held yesterday in Port Macquarie.
Five years ago she suffered burns to 65 per cent of her body in a bushfire while competing in a West Australian ultra-marathon.
Ms Pitt was told afterwards that she would never run again, but yesterday she amazed even herself with her performance in the 3.8km swim, 180km bike ride and 42.2km run in Port Macquarie.
The 28-year-old was among 1400 other athletes to participate, she finished in 13 hours, 24 minutes and 41 seconds. She expected to finish in 14½ hours.
Her partner Michael Hoskin told The Daily Telegraph “She couldn’t walk five years ago — look at her now,”
“It has brought a tear to my eye and I don’t normally cry. It has been an amazing journey. It’s the indomitable spirit of the human being.”
She told Fairfax Media she felt more like her again.
“Now that I’m back running and playing sports and swimming I feel more like me,” she said.
“What will get me through is just thinking about things in my life that I’m grateful for.
“Grateful to be able to experience the day, grateful for [my partner] Michael, for my mum, for this beautiful country we live in and grateful that I’m still alive and can still experience the day.”
2. Court asked to ban a woman from having children at her home after suicide pact fears.
A woman, being held in custody awaiting trial on two charges of aggravated assault over allegations she held a pillow over a baby’s face and assaulted a toddler in Adelaide has been flagged as being danger to other young people in the community and prosecutors will ask for her to be banned from having children in her home.
The Advertiser reports that prosecutors will move to place an intervention order on Jasmine Emily Crewdson, 22.
“There are very live and ongoing concerns in relation to Ms Crewdson being released into the community, not only for her own safety, but for the safety of young people under the age of 18 or other young adults over the age of 18,” prosecutor Tracey Nelson has told the District Court.
The court heard Crewdson was involved in suicide pacts with a woman, living at Crewdson’s home who has the mental age of a person under 18.
Crewdson was also previously accused of “encouraging” another young woman, 18, to take her own life in a 2013 suicide pact but those were charges were dropped.
“We are asking that she reside alone at that bail address,” Ms Nelson told the court.
“We are asking that she be required to be present and allow police or correctional services into the premises for checking compliance with not having children under 18 in her company.”