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New Zealand Miler Nick Willis Headlines in Lignano

July 07, 2015

Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis will tune-up for the loaded Monaco 1500 on July 17th with a 1500 tomorrow in Lignano, Italy; rising star Alexa Efraimson also on start list.

From Lincoln Shryack, Flotrack

The FloTrack Euro train rolls on to our next stop in Northern Italy for Tuesday’s Lignano Meeting, which features some of America’s youngest pros getting their first taste of the European circuit. While not quite up to the caliber of a Diamond League lineup, Lignano should provide the perfect setting for future stars such as Eric Jenkins (3000m) and Alexa Efraimson (1500m) to set PRs against legit competition. Each will be coming off disappointing USA Outdoor Championship performances, but have otherwise had stellar 2015 seasons.

[Editor's Note: we didn't think Jenkins' 7th place finish at USAs was too shabby, but the man himself called it a disappointment.]

For those athletes looking towards August’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing Lignano will be just another stepping stone as they hope to build themselves into peak form for Beijing. Nick Willis is one such athlete, and he’ll run his first 1500m race since March on Tuesday.

Regardless of where everyone is at in their seasons, racing is racing, and a solid mix of seasoned vets and young guns should make for a very entertaining show in Italy. If Paris taught us anything, we should expect the unexpected.

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