Story: Amateurism and professionalism

Running for the money: Anne Audain, 1981

Watch this video clip of distance runner Anne Audain, one of the pioneers of professionalism among female track and field athletes. Audain was banned for life from amateur sport after accepting a cash prize in 1981. The ban was later rescinded, and she won the 3,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games the following year.

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Anne Audain: Running her way

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Geoff Watson, 'Amateurism and professionalism - Rise of professionalism', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 June 2023)

Story by Geoff Watson, published 5 Sep 2013