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Help Fi Fly (NZ flag at 2019 24Hr World Champs)

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Channelling my tenacity into RUNNING, I’ve been chosen to represent NZ at the 2019 24Hr World Champs. BUT, this hinges on 100% self-funding.

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I'm incredibly honoured to have been selected to "fly" the New Zealand (NZ) flag at the 2019 International Association of Ultrarunners (IAU) 24 Hour World Championships in Albi, Southern France (26/27 October). For 24 hours, I’ll run around a 1.5km athletics track/tarmac circuit, accumulating the most kilometers I can. I’ll need to channel every ounce of tenacity I have.

My first attempt at this gruelling format was last December at the 2018 IAU 24 Hour Asia and Oceania Championships in Taiwan. I achieved a momentous 202.32km, placed fourth female (highest ranking Kiwi), and helped secure a bronze medal for the NZ women's team.

I’m feeling highly motivated by this second attempt at 24 Hours. I intend to take my learning from Taiwan and turn it into magic in France. To ensure I'm at the top of my game for the World Championships, I'm 100% committed to the significant hours of training and sacrifices required. However, on the financial front, I could do with your help.

To get to the start-line, I need to drum-up around $5,000.

If you're able to please DONATE - thank you! All contributions will MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

You can also HELP by SHARING my campaign with your friends, family, work colleagues.

I'll keep everyone up to date, via;

Come race day, I'll proudly “fly” the NZ flag, perform with the podium in my sights, and carry your support every step of the way!

Use of funds

Athletics NZ admin + uniform ($500), Flights ($2,900), Accommodation ($1,200), Land Transport ($200), Travel Insurance ($200)

Additionally, I'll need fuel to keep my engine primed and there are other overheads associated with leaving my family behind.

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  • bridget

    bridget 6 days ago


    All the very best Fiona!


  • Jean

    Jean 7 days ago



  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 15 Oct 2019



  • Katherine

    Katherine on 14 Oct 2019


    All the best Fi!


  • Brian

    Brian on 14 Oct 2019


    Good luck!


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