A Tasmanian marathon runner has begun her quest to run around the country raising fund for breast cancer research.
39-year-old Deborah DeWilliams, a breast cancer survivor, set off from Parliament Lawns in Hobart this morning.
Ms DeWilliams aims to become the first woman to run around Australia.
She will be accompanied by her dog Maggie.
She completed a fundraising Walk Around Australia in 2003-04.
The first leg of her record-breaking attempt is today’s 36 kilometre stage from Hobart to Huonville.