Susan Cook AM

Sue was a member of the North Canberra Athletic Club from 1981 to 1991. During her career as a race walker, Sue set a total of 32 world bests.

She was a multiple World Record holder from 1979-1984. Sue has set Road World bests in the 3km, 5km, 10km, 15km and 20km events and Track World Records in the 1500m, 1 mile, 3000m, 5000m, 10,000m and 1-hour events.

Women’s walking events were not included in Commonwealth, Olympic or World Student Games until 1990.

Sue’s international performances include winning the biennial Women’s World Walking Championships twice in succession and a 12th place at the 1987 World Championships. Sue competed in World Walking Cups from 1979-1987. Her best performances were a 3rd in 1983, 5th 1979 and



Born: 23 April 1958

Inducted; 1997


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