Heather Matthews

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Heather Matthews
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Born1946 (age 7475)
CountryNew Zealand
Sport Track and field
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Heather Jean Matthews MBE (formerly Thomson; born 1946) is a New Zealand middle-distance runner.

She competed at the 1978 Commonwealth Games, winning a silver medal in the women's 3000 m.

In the 1980s, she turned to international road relays, and more recently has managed New Zealand road relay teams. She was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire, for services to athletics, in the 1988 New Year Honours. [1]

She is featured in the New Zealand short film On the Run training adjacent to the Auckland Airport. [2]

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  1. "No. 51173". The London Gazette (3rd supplement). 31 December 1987. p. 34.
  2. "On the Run - Short Film - NZ On Screen". NZ On Screen. Retrieved 18 September 2017.