O’Rourke Shines in Christchurch Half

WHAC’s Gabrielle O’Rourke recorded her third victory and forth overall at the annual Christchurch Airport Half Marathon. The 47 year old Wellingtonian was one of New Zealand’s top marathoners in the 1990’s when she won the Christchurch half marathon twice (’98, ’99) and the full marathon once (’94). O’Rourke was able to time it to perfection pulling away from last year’s champion, Christchurch’s own Alexandra Williams, towards the end of the race.

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