Eliza Ault-Connell

Sport: Para-Athletics

Specialty: Track and Road

Career Highlights

  • 2018 Commonwealth Games Marathon Silver
  • 2006 Commonwealth Games 800m Bronze 
  • 2002 IPC World Championships 400m Silver
Eliza Ault-Connell has lived an incredible life. She grew up with the love of Nature, health wellness and travel. She was also a keen net baller and runner. At 16, Eliza was diagnosed with Meningococcal Meningitis and due to the lack of circulation she had suffered, doctors had to amputate her legs below the knee. After going through this life-altering experience, Eliza challenged herself to move on with her life and attain goals that even those who have both legs struggle to achieve.

Eliza's first major international competition was 2002 where she won the bronze medal in the Women's Wheelchair 800m. After a 10 year hiatus out of the sport raising her 3 children, the thought of once again representing Australia in the Green and Gold in last year's Commonwealth Games was enough to bring her our of retirement- to show her children and those around her what we could truly do if we set our minds on something.
With an already successful comeback un der her belt, including 2018 Commonwealth Games Marathon Silver, she is once again raising the bar to compete in the Abbot World Marathon Series and Tokyo 2020.
Eliza started working for Meningococcal Australia, a not-for-profit organisation, about four years ago. She started in a spokesperson role and is now a director committed to raising global awareness about the disease.
Eliza also has a background in the health industry as a personal trainer and motivational speaker for Corporations, Community and Schools. Her messages of resilience, adaptation, change, in her own life that can inspire and stimulate her audience to set their goals and achieve them.

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