2013 Oceania Athletics Championships
|XIII Oceania Athletics Championships|
|Host city||Papeete, French Polynesia|
|Venue||Stade Pater Te Hono Nui|
|Events||44 (21 men, 22 women. 1 mixed)|
The 2013 Oceania Athletics Championships were held at the Stade Pater Te Hono Nui in Papeete, French Polynesia, between June 3-5, 2013. The event was held jointly with the 2013 Oceania Youth Athletics Championships, and there were also exhibition events for masters, athletes with a disability and children. Detailed reports on a day by day basis were given.
The event was overshadowed by the death of New Zealand racewalker Lesley Cantwell. She collapsed while waiting for the medal ceremony after winning the gold medal in the 5000 metres race walk event, and was taken to Papeete Hospital on life support. However, she died a few days later.
In the open division, a total of 44 events were contested, 21 by men and 22 by women, as well as 1 mixed medley relay.
|800 Sprint Medley relay|| New Zealand
|1:38.95|| French Polynesia
Medal table (unofficial)
|3||Papua New Guinea||4||1||4||9|
|12||/ North Australia||0||5||1||6|
|14||/ Wallis and Futuna||0||1||1||2|
|Totals (17 nations)||44||40||36||120|
The participation of 480 athletes representing 24 teams from 22 countries was published. The list comprises also the U-18 athletes, some of them competed in both the open and the youth event, especially in the relays.
20 of the participating teams were OAA members, one team an associate OAA member, only Niue was absent.
In addition, there was a team from Wallis and Futuna, which is no OAA member, and two regional teams: A local team dubbed "Tahiti West Coast" (TWC in the results list, here dubbed TAH) and a "Regional Australia Team" (RAT in the results list, here dubbed NAUS)  including athletes with "their normal place of residence in Northern Australia (defined as comprising the Northern Territory and any parts of Western Australia and Queensland, north of 26th parallel south latitude)."
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- Day Two of Competition – Oceania Athletics Championships, Tahiti 4th June, 2013, OAA, June 6, 2013, retrieved July 2, 2013
- Day Three of Competition – Oceania Athletics Championships, Tahiti 5th June, 2013, OAA, June 8, 2013, retrieved July 2, 2013
- New Zealand Race Walker Passes Away, OAA, June 7, 2013, retrieved July 2, 2013
- Oceania Area Championships 2013 - 3/06/2013 to 5/06/2013 - Pater Stadium, Papeete - Results (PDF), OAA, archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-06-27, retrieved July 2, 2013
- Tahitian Teams’ Final Preparation for the 2013 Oceania Athletics Championships, OAA, May 30, 2013, retrieved July 2, 2013
- Regional Australia Selection Policy - OCEANIA OPEN AND UNDER 18 AREA CHAMPIONSHIPS PAPEETE, TAHITI - 3 – 5 JUNE 2013 (PDF), Athletics Australia, May 30, 2013, retrieved July 2, 2013