Fonyo charged with assault

Cross-Canada runner back in court.

Steve Fonyo.

Steve Fonyo, the Surrey resident known for his historic 1985 run across Canada for cancer research, was back in court Tuesday facing a domestic assault charge.

He is also charged with breaching a conditional sentence order in relation to the Sept. 5 incident.

In January, Fonyo was handed an 18-month conditional sentence after pleading guilty to several charges, including using an unauthorized credit card and uttering threats against his wife. At the time, Lisa Greenwood, whom he married in August 2010, said the two had gotten into an argument over money, but she didn’t want him charged. However, by law, police are required to lay charges in domestic assault cases even if the alleged victim withdraws the complaint.

Fonyo’s well-publicized struggles with alcohol and drugs over the years also resulted in the stripping of his Order of Canada medal last year.

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