Olympian Judy Amoore Pollock adds star power to parkrun

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Age is no barrier for Australian Olympic bronze medallist Judy Amoore Pollock, who’s a regular runner at her local parkrun. The 81-year-old has inspired runners of all ages with her enthusiasm, encouragement and stories of her decorated and dramatic athletics career.

Amoore Pollock went to the Munich Games as Australia's track and field captain.

An IOC member talks to one of the PLO terrorists who invaded the Olympic Village in Munich, a tragic incident that led to the death of 11 members of the Israeli team. Unaware of just how horrific the developing situation was, Amoore Pollock left the athletes village for lunch with her parents. Judy Amoore Pollock came back to the athletes village after having lunch with her parents, to find it hard to get back in.

"At lot of us didn't want at that stage but when I look back now it was the best thing to have it continue on," Amoore Pollock said.Troubled by the injury, Amoore Pollock retired again before mounting yet another comeback ahead of the 1976 Olympics in Montreal. She ran in the faster of the two semi-finals in the 800 metres and narrowly missed the final."I was pleased that at 36 years of age I'd run my fastest time for 800 metres.

 

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