One woman, one dog and an 18,000-kilometre run for a cure! A diagnosis of breast cancer and two broken feet were not enough to stop Deborah De Williams and her loyal Border Collie Maggie from running 18,026 kilometres around Australia for breast cancer research. Here, Deborah shares her astonishing story of triumph and hope. Deborah De Williams is the first woman to run continuously around Australia. In 2011 she won the Tasmanian Australian of the Year award. Megan Norris is a journalist with more than 30 years experience. As well as books, she writes for women’s magazines.