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27 times Turia Pitt was Australia's most inspiring woman

With her incredibly refreshing personality and upbeat outlook on life it’s easy to forget the hardships Turia Pitt has been through. But the 28-year-old continues to inspire the nation, and indeed the world.

By Chloe Lal and Bella Brennan
With her incredibly refreshing personality and upbeat outlook on life it’s easy to forget the hardships Turia Pitt has been through.
But the positive 28-year-old is the last person you’ll ever hear complaining or pandering for sympathy.
Despite her horrific brush with death back in 2011, which saw her suffer burns to 65 per cent of her body, lose several fingers and spend a gruelling five months in hospital after she was trapped in a grassfire during a 100 kilometre ultra-marathon in the Kimberleys, Turia has one of the most optimistic attitudes you’ll ever come across.
In fact, this remarkable woman has simply grabbed life with both hands, soldiered on with business and kicked some spectacular goals while she’s at it.
From her awesome charity work to her superwoman-level of fitness, Turia's determination continues to leave us in awe.
“I know it's hard to say I'm lucky, but I am lucky cause the situation could have been a lot worse," she told 60 Minutes in 2012 when reflecting on her life-changing accident.
Turia has shared her story of survival and has since gone on to be awarded the NSW Premier's Woman of the Year in 2014. That same year, she was also a state finalist for Young Australian of the Year. On top of that, she has raised thousands of dollars for organisations like Interplast and DonateLife.
As she embarks on her next exciting challenge - the 2016 Melbourne Iron Man - we check out Turia's most inspirational moments!

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