Madonna Perren and daughter Harmony after completing the 1500m in the 2019 Warwick Pentath-run.
Madonna Perren and daughter Harmony after completing the 1500m in the 2019 Warwick Pentath-run. Gerard Walsh

Genetic disability has not stopped mum from running 1500m

AFTER being the first woman to compete in a wheelchair in the 1500m Warwick Pentath-run last year, Madonna Perren couldn't be happier to have run two races in the Warwick CBD on Sunday.

She has had a lot of problems with her feet and wanted to prove to her kids that no matter what the disability, anyone who sets their mind to something can achieve it.

Perren had no idea of her time in the 1500m, that didn't matter, finishing was all that mattered.

She went in a second 1500m holding the hand of daughter Harmony in the junior event.

"I had been training three times a week until I slipped in the wet and injured my back," Perren said.

The problem with her feet comes from a genetic disability and she recalls running the 1500m and cross country while at school before she experienced medical issues with her feet.

If she can get her feet strong enough, she may go in the 4.6km cross country next year,



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