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January 5, 2005

Ready, set, hear we go

From: Melbourne Herald Sun, Australia - Jan 5, 2005


LARA Hollow-Williams had never heard her feet pound the track until a few months ago.

The 23-year-old hearing and vision impaired athlete had relied on her finely tuned intuition. But now thanks to an innovative new hearing aid, Hollow-Williams can hear her lightning steps on the dash to the finish line.

Born in Wodonga but now based in Queensland, Hollow-Williams decided just two years ago to get serious about an athletics career.

Now representing Australia in the Deaflympics in Melbourne, Hollow-Williams has a daunting event card, starting with her first event today.

Shannon McRae

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