Kate Anderson-Richardson

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Kate Richardson (née Anderson; born 5 November 1973 in Melbourne, Victoria) is an Australian athlete, who represented her native country at the 1996 Summer Olympics and 2000 Summer Olympics in the women's 5.000 metres making the Semi Finals. Richardson (née Anderson) was a finalist in the 1997 World Championship 5000m (Athens, Greece), and also represented Australia in the 1999 World Championships (Seville, Spain) plus numerous World Cross-Country Championships.

In November 1999 she married fellow runner Jason A. Richardson. She is a two-time national champion in the women's 5.000 metres and former Australian record holder over 1500m (breaking Jenny Orr's 20+ year record) and 5000m.

Richardson's greatest honour was claiming a gold medal at the 1998 Commonwealth Games, in the 5000m event.

Kate Richardson retired from competitive Track & Field after the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, and is the mother of three daughters - Ruby, Milla and Cleo.

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