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Kiwi Miler Nick Willis shakes things up for IAAF World Championships

August 24, 2015

The Olympic silver medalist will toe the line against what is perhaps the best 1500m field ever assembled for a major event beginning on Thursday, August 27.

By Marc Hinton, Stuff

You're never too old to change things up. Maybe even roll the dice a little. Just ask Nick Willis who at 32 years young is about to unleash a calculated gamble he's hoping will translate into his first ever world championship medal.

The Kiwi middle-distance star and 2008 Olympic silver medalist – the Peter Snell of his generation – is in the form of his life, and figures he will need to be for a world athletics championships in Beijing that may feature the best 1500m field ever assembled for a major event.

But Willis, the pride of Lower Hutt and now based out of Ann Arbor in Michigan, is determined not to die wondering at his fifth world champs. So that's seen him shake things up significantly.

Continue reading at: stuff.co.nz

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