Sometimes life takes us to places we never planned to go.
An incredible journey from an ordinary life to one of extraordinary adventure.
Heather Hawkins is a woman of two lives - from an everyday mother battling Ovarian Cancer with an unknown future to conquering the world of extreme marathons and adventures. Heather's is not just another remarkable and inspiring story, but one that will take you on a personal journey around the world ...across the polar poles, traversing the roof top of the Himalayas as Heather takes her new life to the extreme, and living it to the full.
Following her life changing cancer diagnosis Heather competed in her first running event in 2012 at 46. Now 51 Heather has competed in six half marathons, eighteen full marathons, three of the world's most gruelling ultra-marathons and the world's longest trek, the Great Himalaya Trail.
In October 2017 she will revisit the magnificent Himalayas and just four days later compete in the Volcano Marathon in the Atacama Desert in Chile.
In 2018 Heather will undertake her most formidable challenge yet with those details to be announced in January 2018.
Heather is an ambassador for ANZGOG, CanToo, The Indigenous Marathon Project and World Expeditions and a regular speaker for charities, women's events, sporting conferences and corporate and community groups. She is tireless in her quest to raise awareness and money for cancer research and to inspire people to find their own "Adventurous Spirit."