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WILLIAMS Maria
Sport Para athletics
NPC New Zealand   
GenderWomen
Age51
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
T11, F11
Guide
Melissa Moon
Further Personal Information
Residence
Wellington, NZL
Occupation
Advisor
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began running in 2012 in Auckland, New Zealand.
Why this sport?
A workmate encouraged her to start running.
Name of coach
Melissa Moon [personal], from 2014
Training Regime
She trains three times per week.
General Interest
Injuries
She suffered from a stress fracture in 2015. (stuff.co.nz, 22 Nov 2015)
Impairment
She was born with impaired vision due to congenital glaucoma. She lost all of her sight at age 32. (stuff.co.nz, 22 Nov 2015)
Other information
OCCUPATION
She works as an advisor at the Ministry of Social Development in Wellington, New Zealand. (stuff.co.nz, 22 Nov 2015)

COACH AND GUIDE
Her guide and coach Melissa Moon is a two-time world mountain running champion. (stuff.co.nz, 22 Nov 2015)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Marathon World Championships
Rank Year Event Result
8 2015 Marathon T11/12 3:44:00