McCambridge drive pays off with car prize
MARIA McCambridge was delighted to win her first big 'city' marathon in her home town but reckoned her husband, coach and four-time Irish champion Gary Crossan would be even happier with this year's special prize.
Yesterday's prize-fund included cash prizes of €7,000 downward for the first 10 men and women home, but the overall winners got an eco-friendly Renault Fluence ZE car each, worth €30,000.
That couldn't have come at a better time for McCambridge's running-mad household as their family car came to a firm standstill three months ago.
"It just died, a complete write-off, we only got €200 for it, so I'm sure Gary will be pretty happy to hear we've got a new one!" she said.