Published on: October 2020
Mia Guillergan Breaks World Record
Ms FELICITY WILSON (North Shore)
—Speaker, today I congratulate Mosman local Mia Guillergan who recently broke the 5000m running world record for 11 year olds. Mia raced around the Narrabeen track at her weekly Manly Warringah Little Athletics meeting in 17 minutes and 41 seconds, smashing the record set by American Kathy Kiernan in 1977 by 18 seconds. Mia who is a committed athlete has her eyes set on a much higher prize, hoping to compete in the Olympics and playing for the Matildas. Mia is also currently preparing for the NSW cross-country title in Dapto where she will be competing against some of the best athletic competitors from across the state. Mia is continually inspired to achieve great results by her grandfather who was poised to compete in the Olympics in the 1950's. I would like to also acknowledge Mia's parents, her mom Anabel and stepfather Michael who reached out to me about Mia's fantastic achievement. Congratulations once again to Mia on this incredible achievement, and the best of luck for your future competitions.