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Athletics: Team Willis on track

May 28, 2012

By Andrew Alderson, The New Zealand Herald

The dedication of a selfless brother, the grit of a Vietnam war veteran and the humility generated by being passed by baby strollers on recovery runs are all helping Nick Willis focus on earning a second Olympic medal.

Willis is 68 days from running the 1500m heats at the London Games, the same event in which he was eventually awarded a silver medal from the Beijing Games. That ended a 32-year podium drought in arguably New Zealand's most famous Olympic event.

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