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Maria and Melissa's Mighty Marathon

Closed Cause page created in the Event category by Maria Williams

$4,946 of $10,000 goal

Given by 63 generous donors in 8 weeks


Help Maria compete in the Para-athletics World Marathon Champs as part of the London Marathon

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  Wellington Marathon Dream Disability

On April 26th 2015, Maria Williams will be the first New Zealand blind woman to compete in the Para-athletics World Marathon Champs as part of the London Marathon.

Her guide and coach, two times World Mountain Running Champion and a former New Zealand Sports Woman of the year Melissa Moon will be there to help achieve this inspirational goal with Maria who lost her sight 13 years ago.

All funds raised will help them get to the start line and enable Maria to create history, do New Zealand Proud and inspire other unsighted New Zealanders to take on similar challenges in their lives.

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Thank you  25 July 2015

Posted by: Maria Williams

Thank you very much for all your generosity and messages of support. I completed the marathon in 3 hours 44 minutes which I was very happy with this time.

Thru the whole run I carried your enthusiasm and support with me and this inspired me to keep going and get a good time.

Melissa is a great motivator and was so enthusiastic thru the whole race, I could not have done this without her.

Bring on Rio 2016!!!

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  • monica

    monica on 15 Apr 2015


    Go Maria and Melissa! You are great role models for a plodder like me :-)


  • Colin

    Colin on 15 Apr 2015


    Go Maria! All the best for the big day.


  • Tania

    Tania on 13 Apr 2015


    Jeez your making it look so easy but its 42km!!!!! That's a scary long way. Hope your legs move like the road runner and you stay positive like pollyanna on happy pills. LOL


  • Donna and Craig

    Donna and Craig on 13 Apr 2015


    All the best Maria, enjoy.


  • Christine Adamson

    Christine Adamson on 12 Apr 2015


    Best wishes Maria . . . go well . . . so proud of you.


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