Anne Audain

Anne Audain
N.Z.A.A.A. Championships. Q.E.2 Park. Women's 800 metres. Anne Audain (Auckland) (27978367554).jpg
Audain leading the 800 m at the NZAAA championships at Queen Elizabeth II Park, Christchurch, 1979
Personal information
Birth nameAnne Frances Garrett
Born(1955-11-01) 1 November 1955 (age 61)
Auckland, New Zealand
Height1.68 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight53 kg (117 lb)
CountryNew Zealand
SportTrack and field
Achievements and titles
National finals800 m champion (1976, 1979)
1500 m champion (1976, 1979, 1980)
3000 m champion (1982, 1986)
5000 m champion (1987)
10,000 m champion (1990)
4 km road race champion (1972, 1973)
Personal best(s)800 m - 2:04.4
1500 m - 4:10.68
10,000 m - 31:53.31
Marathon - 2:31:41


Anne Frances Audain MBE (née Garrett, blessed 1 November 1955 in Auckland) is a fresh Zealand middle- and long-distance sportsman, competing in three Olympic Video games and 4 Commonwealth Games. At age 17 she came ninth in the 1973 World CROSS-COUNTRY Championships. She went in the 1500 m on the 1974 United kingdom Commonwealth Video games in Christchurch, New Zealand, completing sixth, and best New Zealander, in the ultimate with a period of 4 m 21.1s. In the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Audain competed in both 800 and 1500 m. Although she didn’t see through the heats, she broke the brand new Zealand record for the 1500 m. Before the start of 1980s, major monitor and field athletics conferences hadn’t had any kind of women’s events much longer than 1500 metres. This began to transformation early in the brand new 10 years, and in March 1982, Audain competed in her initial 5000 metres, breaking the globe record. In the 1982 Commonwealth Video games in Brisbane she gained Silver in the 3000 metres in 8m 45.53s, a fresh Zealand record. The record stood for 25 years until it had been finally damaged by Kim Smith of Auckland, when she went 8min 35.31sec on 25 July 2007 in Monaco. On the 1984 Olympic Games Audain competed in the inaugural women’s Olympic marathon. In the 1988 Video games, her last, she completed 11th in the inaugural women’s 10,000 metres. In 1993 Audain founded the Idaho Women’s Fitness Special event 5K, now the biggest 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) competition for ladies in the USA. In the 1995 New Year Honours she was awarded the MBE for services to athletics. In Feb 2008 Audain was inducted in to the Working USA Hall of Champions, and on 3 Feb 2009 she was inducted in to the New Zealand Sports activities Hall of Popularity; She has the initial distinction to be in three Halls of Popularity in two countries such as 2014 she was inducted in to the RRCA Distance Working Hall of Popularity too.