Wil­lis shows form

The Southland Times - - SPORT -

Two-time Olympic 1500m medal­list Nick Wil­lis has taken a sig­nif­i­cant stride to­wards a spot at the world cham­pi­onships in Lon­don with his best per­for­mance of the sea­son in Italy. The 34-year-old US-based Kiwi ath­lete ran a sea­son’s best time of 3min 36.95sec to fin­ish fourth in a com­pet­i­tive 1500m – an achieve­ment which, as it stands now, would likely gain him a spot in the New Zealand team for Lon­don. The time beats the New Zealand B stan­dard (3:37.50) for Lon­don. It is just shy of the A mark of 3:36.00, which would guar­an­tee his spot.

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