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Joanne Dow


Joanne Dow

Joanne Dow (born March 19, 1964 in Manchester, New Hampshire) is an American athlete who competes in racewalking. Dow competed in the 20 kilometer walk for the United States Olympic team at the 2008 Summer Olympics making her first Olympic team at the age of 44. She placed thirty-first with a time of 1:34:15.[1]


  • Early life and education 1
  • Racewalking 2
  • Today 3
  • Achievements 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early life and education

Dow graduated from Trinity High School in Manchester in 1982. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 1986.[2] Dow was a sprinter and swimmer in college.[3]


Dow took up the sport of racewalking in 1994. She placed fourth in the 20km walk at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials and second at the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials[4] Dow was a sprinter and swimmer in college. [5] Dow won indoor national championships in 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006 and outdoor national championships in 1998, 2002, and 2006.[6]


Today, Dow is the coach of the Southern New Hampshire University cross country team.


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing the  United States
1998 Pan American Race Walking Cup Miami, United States 1st 20 km 1:38:57
1999 World Championships Seville, Spain 20 km DSQ
2003 Pan American Games Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic 3rd 20 km 1:35:48
World Championships Paris, France 24th 20 km 1:36:32
2010 US National Championships Des Moines, United States 2nd 20 km 1:43:18.14


  1. ^ Women’s 20km Walk
  2. ^ Joanne Dow:USA Track & Field
  3. ^ NBC Olympics Profile
  4. ^ NBC Olympics Profile
  5. ^ NBC Olympics Profile
  6. ^ Joanne Dow:USA Track & Field

External links

  • Joanne Dow profile at IAAF
  • Joanne Dow:USA Track & Field
  • NBC Olympics Profile

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