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Eloise Wellings on what happens whens dreams AND purpose collide
Having started running at the age of 6, being selected at 16 to represent her country at the Olympics in her home country of Australia in 2000 only to see it taken from her through injury after qualifying and then missing two more Olympic opportunities Eloise Wellings is eminently qualified to talk about setbacks, heartbreaks, dreams and purpose. This conversation will unpack what a real shattered dream looks and feels like and also what finding new hope and purpose inside that experience can be if you’re looking. Eloise talks about how running found a greater purpose after her chance meeting with Julius Achon, fellow Olympian from Uganda, and her passion for humanitarian work through the Love Mercy Foundation. This show is for people who have a dream but need a purpose, have a shattered dream and need some hope and care about both their own success and the success of others.
ABOUT ELOISE WELLINGS:
Eloise is a two time Olympian and a nine-time National champion over the 5,000m and 10,000m track events. Eloise was a finalist at the World Championships in 2015 finishing 9th in the 5000m. She was the first female to be selected on the Rio Olympic team for 2016 where she ran the fastest time ever by an Australian woman at the Olympics over 10,000m Running 31 minutes and 14 seconds and placing 10th in the final. She also made the final of the 5,000m at the Rio Olympic Games and placed 9th in the final. Eloise has competed for Australia at 4 Commonwealth Games with her best result being 4th in the 5,000m in a time of 15.00. Eloise is the Co-Founder of the Love Mercy Foundation, working alongside Northern Ugandan communities to find sustainable solutions to poverty. Eloise speaks at high schools across the country with her presentation called “An Olympians guide to positive mindset”, she co-hosts a podcast called “What’s Right Within” and has written an upcoming book called “One More Try”. Eloise is also Mum to 7 year old India and 10 month old Sonny.
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