Racing the planet

Turia portrait in art prize finals

A portrait of bushfire survivor Turia Pitt is a finalist in the prestigious Black Swan portraiture prize.

A bushfire trapped her and other competitors in the 2011 Racing the Planet marathon at El Questro.

Ms Pitt, who was then an engineer at Argyle,  had burns to much of her face and body.

She has continued to compete in various events as part of her rehabilitation.

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Friday, August 1st, 2014 People Comments Off

Turia Pitt burns case: Race organisers deny liability

Racing the Planet’s organisers deny liability for horrific burns suffered by Turia Pitt and three other marathon runners.

Organiser Mary Gadams issued a statement denying liability for Ms Pitt’s injuries, sustained while competing in the 2011 El Questro event.

It also disputing the amount of the reported “out of court” settlement.

“RacingThePlanet believes it is clear that the fire that burnt Ms Pitt was deliberately lit and is very concerned that this has not been properly investigated,” the statement reads.

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Friday, June 6th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Turia gets $10million payout

The West Australian says Racing the Planet organisers will pay competitor Turia Pitt a $10million compensation.

Ms Pitt was one of the marathon runners badly burned when trapped in a bushfire at El Questro in 2011.

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Friday, May 30th, 2014 Police and courts Comments Off

Treatment continues for Turia

Burns victim Turia Pitt says she will probably have to endure operations for the rest of her life.

A bushfire burned  80 percent of her body as she competed in the Racing the Planet marathon at El Questro in 2011.

She told the ABC she is studying for two post-graduate degrees and writing a book.

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Sunday, May 5th, 2013 People Comments Off

Burns victim to sue Racing the Planet

Turia Pitt intends to sue the organisers of the race that found her trapped by a bushfire.

An engineer at Argyle and a part-time model, Ms Pitt suffered burns to much of her body, lost the fingers on one hand, and had to quit work.

Her lawyer said she intended to sue for $10 million damages.

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Saturday, February 23rd, 2013 Police and courts Comments Off
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