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Lotto Sportmaker – Kerris Browne

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Kerris-Browne - Photo courtesy of runforyourlife

Kerris Browne never cried despite enduring 102km of intense pain recently - but a surprise award this week brought the Rotorua runner to tears.

Mrs Browne was chosen, from hundreds of nominations, as one of 10 sports volunteers around the country to receive a 'Thank a Sport Maker' award as part of a Lotto New Zealand and Sport New Zealand programme.

Three times a year, 10 grassroots volunteers win $2000 worth of sports gear.

Mrs Browne said when she found out it completely caught her unawares and blew her away.

"I didn't have a clue," she said.

"I suppose as an organiser it's unusual to have something happen without being involved."

She said she had endured nearly 20 hours of intense pain in this month's 102km Tarawera Ultramarathon and she did not cry. Yet this happened and she did.

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