Turia Pitt: 'We're having a baby!'

Aletha Wilkinson

Turia PItt has announced she's expecting her first baby – and it's due this December!

The 29-year-old marathon runner and Ironwoman discovered she was expecting just three days ahead of a planned trek to Mt Everest base camp – a journey that for obvious reasons she was unable to complete.

Turia and her partner Michael are stoked. Source: Instagram/turiapitt

It was quite the surprising turn of events.

"F***!" was the first word that sprang to mind, Turia told 60 Minutes reporter Allison Langdon on Sunday night. "Stay calm!"

Turia made headlines in 2011 when she survived horrific burns during a race. Source: Instagram/turiapitt

She told her fiancé Michael Hoskin while he was brushing his teeth.

Turia and Michael are still highly active. She completed her first Ironwoman race in 2016. Source: Instagram/turiapitt

“I just walked in and I left the pregnancy stick there,” Turia said.

“It makes me really stoked that I’m still here and I get to experience this.”

Turia became a household name in Australia after she was left with severe burns to 65% of her body in 2011, when the ultramarathon course she was running became engulfed in a bushfire.

She suffered burns to 65% of her body in 2011. Source: Instagram/turiapitt

She has since gone on to become a motivational speaker, as well as a key fundraiser for reconstructive surgery organisation, Interplast.

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