Thursday, June 2, 2011

Kiwi drugs cheat is back in the running again

Liza Hunter-Galvan is a shock entry in this Sunday's Christchurch marathon – and not everyone is happy.

Just days after completing her two-year ban for using EPO, the United States-based Hunter-Galvan has chosen the Christchurch event as the beginning of her road back to redemption.

Her entry has been met with swift opposition from Wellington's Gabrielle O'Rourke, who holds two national titles and ran 10th in the 1993 Boston Marathon.

O'Rourke, who is running the half-marathon in Christchurch, says a group of runners find Hunter-Galvan's entry "too raw".