Melissa Moon

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Melissa Moon

Melissa Moon (born 16 September 1969) is a long-distance runner from Wellington, New Zealand. She is a two time World Mountain Running champion and has won 21 New Zealand athletics titles over her career. In 2001, she was named New Zealand Sportswoman of the Year. In 2008, she was named as one of the JCI Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World (TOYP).[1]

In 2010, Moon won the women's race up the 86 flights of stairs of the Empire State Building, in a time of 13 minutes and 13 seconds.[2]

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  2. ^ "Kiwi woman first up Empire State Building". Television New Zealand. Newstalk ZB/Reuters. 3 February 2010. Retrieved 23 October 2011.
Preceded by
Leilani Joyce
New Zealand's Sportswoman of the Year
Succeeded by
Barbara Kendall