Allison Pamela Roe, MBE (née Deed; born 30 May 1956 in Auckland) is a former long-distance athlete from New Zealand. In 1981, she won both the Boston Marathon and New York City Marathon. In Boston, she ran 2:26:46 to improve the course record by almost eight minutes, set the previous year by Jacqueline Gareau. In New York, she set an apparent world record with 2:25:29, to break Grete Waitz's time of 2:25:42 from the 1980 New York Marathon. However, after re-measurement, the 1981 course was found to be 150 metres short, though Waitz's 1980 record is also disputed. Also in 1981, she set a 20 km world record in Miyazaki, Japan.
At the 2013 Auckland elections, Roe was elected to the Waitemata District Health Board and the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board. In the 2016 elections, Roe joined the Rodney First ticket and stood for re-election for the Health Board and election to the Rodney Local Board. She was successful in both contests with the most second most popular and most popular votes respectively.
- All results regarding marathon, unless stated otherwise
|Representing New Zealand|
|1980||Tokyo Marathon||Tokyo, Japan||4th||2:42:24|
|1981||Boston Marathon||Boston, United States||1st||2:26:46|
|New York City Marathon||New York, United States||1st||2:25:29 |
- "Seko Clocks A Boston Record". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. AP. 21 April 1981. p. 19. Retrieved 13 January 2011.
- "Rankin elected to Waitemata health board". 10 October 2010.
- "Allison Roe and Auckland councillor join Rodney First ticket - Scoop News".
- http://www.arrs.net/MaraRank/ATM_Mara1981.htm Course 150 m short on remeasurement
- Official website
- "Interview 4/1/04: Allison Roe". Archived from the original on 3 July 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-19.
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