Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Triumphant return for Hunter-Galvan

iza Hunter-Galvan was an easy winner of the women's section of the SBS Christchurch marathon at Lincoln yesterday, her first competitive race since ending, on May 29, a two-year suspension for a positive drug test.

By international standards the time was not fast at 2hr 45min 31sec, but Hunter-Galvan was delighted to win and even happier to learn that her time yesterday was 63sec faster than she had run in 1999 when she also won the title.

The 41-year-old mother of four, who admitted being nervous about the reception she would receive from fellow athletes before the race, said she need not have worried.