WMG2017 sport(s)


WMG2017 competition goal

Get to the start line fit and healthy - then I will be free to express myself.

Allison Roe

Described as athletics’ golden girl, Allison Roe was one of New Zealand’s greatest distance runners.  Images of Allison winning the 1981 Boston and New York marathons in course record times are some of the most enduring in New Zealand athletics.  Her twin wins in the US were followed by a world record for the 20km set in Japan. Since ending her competitive running career, Allison’s name has become synonymous with health and fitness.  “These days my business interests coincide with my personal passions – health and fitness - so an involvement with World Masters Games 2017 was a wonderful and logical fit for me,” says Allison.  

As a former national titleholder in three sports, including triathlon, Allison has a range of sports options to compete in at World Masters Games 2017.  “I’m lucky to have lots of choices – from swimming, running and cycling -  though in many ways I’d love to try something different like rowing – the training and the boat will be the challenge.”

Allison is in her third term as an elected board member of Waitemata District Health Board, is an active member of the Rodney Local Board, Auckland Council and is Chair of the Matakana Coast Trail Trust.

Read Allison Roe's WMG2017 blog post here.