Meriem Daoui is one of Tasmania's (and Australia's) most exciting young athletes. She has already won multiple major races with her latest victory being in the 2019 Cadbury Marathon.
But it's not just her amazing athletics achievements that make her such an inspiring young leader. Meriem is a Muslim of Moroccan heritage, and competes in full length clothes and a hijab (headscarf). She is also a type 1 diabetic and has recently completed her nursing degree.
Meriem has incredible passion and drive to make a positive impact on her community and she refuses to let anything stand in her way.