Ruth Kennedy
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Ruth Kennedy
Ruth Kennedy
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Born (1957-01-13) 13 January 1957 (age 63)

Ruth Kennedy (married name Ruth Patten) (born 1957), is a female former athlete who competed for England.

Athletics career

She represented England and won a gold medal in the women's 4 × 400 metres relay with Jannette Roscoe, Sue Pettett and Verona Bernard, at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand.[1][2] Four years later she represented England and won a gold medal again in the women's 4 × 100 metres relay, at the 1978 Commonwealth Games in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.[3] The other team members were Joslyn Hoyte-Smith, Verona Elder and Donna Hartley.[4]


  1. ^ "1974 Games". Team England.
  2. ^ "Athletes, 1974 England team". Team England.
  3. ^ "1978 Athletes". Team England.
  4. ^ "Athletes and results". Commonwealth Games Federation.

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