Year of Birth: 1961

Category: Athlete

Year of Induction: 2014



Ann Peel was a dominant force in Canadian women’s race walking during the 1980’s.  During that time she won seven 5000m walk national championships (1980,81,82,83,84,86 and 87) and four 10km walk championships (83,84,86,88). Her times earned her spots on Team Canada for a number of international events including the World Cup (7th in 1985, 8th in 1981 and 10th in 1983); the 1984 and 1988 Pan American Cup of Walking (gold medals in 1984 and 1988); the 1987 FISU Games (bronze); and the 1987 Pan American Games in Indianapolis, where she won a silver medal in the 10,000m track event.  Ann also excelled at the shorter indoor distances, winning won the bronze medal in the 3000m at the 1985 and 1987 World Indoor Championships. She held the Canadian Indoor 3000m walk record that she set in 1989 until this year. Ann was instrumental in lobbying to have the women’s event included at the 1990 Commonwealth Games, and at the 1992 Olympic Games.