A woman who dominated women’s competition at Bloomsday in the 1980s will be inducted into the Road Runners Club of America’s Hall of Fame.

Anne Audain suffered from deformed feet as a child but went on to qualify for the 1972 Olympics in 1500 meters, and set a world record for 5000 meters in 1982.

Audain won Bloomsday in the women's division from 1981 to 1990.

She will receive her Hall of Fame award at the RRCA Annual Convention which will be in Spokane during Bloomsday weekend.

 

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.