WA ultramarathon faces probe after fire disaster

WA ultramarathon faces probe after fire disaster

02 March 2012

published by www.smh.com.au 

Australia — A West Australian parliamentary committee will investigate whether organisers of the Kimberley Ultramarathon, in which two women were badly burned in a bushfire, took reasonable steps to ensure the event was safe.

The race in September last year left competitors Kate Sanderson and Turia Pitt with burns to 80 per cent of their bodies after they were forced to run through a bushfire to save their lives.

The women were part of a group of four people cornered by the gorge fire while competing in the 100km event staged by Hong Kong-based adventure company Racing the Planet.

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