Stomach virus hits Gillis at World Championships

Posted at 1:17 pm on August 8, 2017 | Filed Under: Sports

An Antigonish marathon runner and Olympian had to step out of a race this past weekend due to a stomach virus. Eric Gillis was only able to run 30 kilometers of 42 during a Sunday marathon because of a suspected illness travelling through his hotel in London, England.
Gillis was competing in the World track and field championships, and has had a rough year so far; who had to withdraw from the Boston Marathon in April with an Achilles tendon injury.