Liza Hunter-Galvan

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Liza Hunter-Galvan
Personal information
Born (1969-06-25) 25 June 1969 (age 47)
Auckland, New Zealand
Residence San Antonio, Texas, USA
Country  New Zealand
Sport Long-distance running
Updated on 1 February 2017.

Liza Marie Hunter-Galvan (born 25 June 1969 in Auckland) is a long-distance runner from New Zealand. She qualified to run the Women's Marathon in both the 2004 Athens Olympic Games as well as the 2008 Beijing Olympics. She resides in San Antonio, Texas and has won the Marathon of the Americas on four occasions.[1][2]

In August 2009 Hunter-Galvan admitted taking the banned drug EPO three times, after failing a drug test on 23 March. She was banned from competition for two years from May 2009.[3]


Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  New Zealand
2004 Olympic Games Athens, Greece 51st Marathon 2:50:23
2005 World Championships Helsinki, Finland 39th Marathon 2:39:47
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, PR China 35th Marathon 2:34:51


  1. ^ - Lisa Hunter-Galvan profile Retrieved on 25 September 2009
  2. ^ - Hunter-Galvan returns to run Olympic marathon Archived 31 August 2009 on Wayback Machine. Retrieved on 25 September 2009
  3. ^ Orsman, Bernard (29 August 2009). "Sport guardian condemns athlete's 'cheating'". The New Zealand Herald. Newstalk ZB. Retrieved 15 October 2011.