SPOKANE, Wash. -- A woman who dominated women’s competition at Bloomsday from 1981 through 1990 will be inducted into the Road Runners Club of America’s Hall of Fame during a convention on Bloomsday weekend.
Anne Audain suffered from deformed feet as a child but after had reconstructive surgery at 13 years old. Then, Three years later she qualified for the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in the 1500 meters representing her native New Zealand. In March 1982 she competed in her first 5000 meter race, breaking a world record.
In 1993, Audain founded the Idaho Women’s Fitness Celebration 5K, which is now the largest 5 kilometer race for women in US. She became an American citizen in 1995.
Audain will receive her award at the RRCA Annual Convention.