Tanya Murray is an athletics champion. She is a budding Olympian who ever since she picked up a javelin fell in love with the sport. Trained by former kiwi Javelin thrower and Dame Valerie Adams’ former coach, Kirsten Hellier, she is on a quest to succeed and dreams of competing on the world stage at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020. To understand her achievements you have to delve into her story. This Q&A not only gives you the background tohow she got her start in athletics but it contains incredible insight into how a girl from Alfriston is making it big, balancing school life, work and sport and making her family proud.

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