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Series04 Dec 2019

Advice to my younger self: Nick Willis

Two-time Olympic medallist Nick Willis has learned a lot during his 17-year international career. If the middle-distance runner from New Zealand could send a letter of advice to his younger self, this is what it would say.

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Feature28 Aug 2016

After learning from mistakes, Willis finds redemption in Rio

It wasn’t everything he wanted, but it was exactly what he needed.

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News22 Apr 2016

New Zealand announces first Olympic team selections

Ten New Zealand athletes have been named in the initial selection for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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News24 Feb 2016

New Zealand names throws-heavy team for Portland

Athletics New Zealand has announced a team of five athletes to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships Portland 2016 on 17-20 March.

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Report14 Feb 2016

Defar shows in Boston that she's back on track after a long absence

Meseret Defar was gunning for her own 11-year-old meeting record of 8:30.05 in the women’s 3000m at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, the second IAAF World Indoor Tour event of 2016, and she came tantalisingly close to it in her first race on a track since 2013, running a world-leading 8:30.83 on Sunday (14).

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Previews13 Feb 2016

Suhr looking to soar high again in Boston

New Balance Indoor Grand Prix seats are less expensive along the backstretch, but it’s entirely likely that the fans who snapped up tickets for there will get the best show at the second of this year’s IAAF World Indoor Tour meetings on Sunday (14).

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Feature18 Feb 2015

Fatherhood and family life help renew Willis’s motivation

Nick Willis thought about retiring from athletics after the 2012 Olympics. The silver medallist at 1500m in Beijing four years earlier, he arrived in London past his peak and could do no better than ninth in his second Olympic final and third Olympic Games. Willis wondered if it was time to walk away.

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Report08 Feb 2015

Willis's mile win leads the string of indoor superlatives in Boston

The Reggie Lewis Track and Athletic Center saw another world best, a world junior best, and six world-leading marks at the 20th edition of the IAAF Indoor Permit meeting now known as the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix on Saturday night (7).

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News30 Jan 2015

10 more stars set for Boston Indoor Permit meeting

Ten more global medallists have been added to the array of big names competing at the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, in Boston on 7 February.

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Series26 Jan 2015

Personal bests – Nick Willis

Nick Willis set a New Zealand 1500m record of 3:29.91 in Monaco last July to become the fastest non-African in the world for the distance in 2014. The 2008 Olympic 1500m silver medallist speaks about the best things in his athletics career.

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Series07 Jul 2014

Work, rest and play – Nick Willis

Nick Willis, the 2008 Olympic 1500m silver medallist, is among the world's best middle-distance runners.

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Report08 Feb 2014

World indoor records for US 4x800m quartet and Mary Cain over 1000m in Boston

The New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, an IAAF Indoor Permit meeting, delivered the expected world indoor 4x800m record* as a US All Stars team led home by Erik Sowinski clocked 7:13.11 on Saturday (8).

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