Distance runner Kimberley Smith has been added to the athletics team for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in the New Zealand Olympic Committee's second wave of announcements today.

Smith will contest the marathon at her first Commonwealth Games after competing at three Olympic Games in Athens, Beijing and London. She joins the 11 athletes named last month.

The Providence based 32-year-old athlete holds every New Zealand record from 3000m to the marathon and finished 15th in the London 2012 Olympic Marathon in 2:26:59.

Also selected is the women's 4x400 team. The team ran the qualifying time at a special attempt in Hamilton over Easter.


It is the first athletics relay team selected for a major championship since the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006.

The individual athletes in the relay squad will be announced at a later date.

In addition, the NZOC selectors have also announced that decathletes Brent Newdick and Scott McLaren will be confirmed in the team subject to proof of fitness and form being received by 30 June from Athletics New Zealand.

Further selections will be published in early June.