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Nick Willis training harder than ever ahead of Rio Olympics

January 07, 2016

2008 Olympic silver medalist has his sights on John Walker's long-standing New Zealand outdoor Mile record (3:49.08) this year.

From NZ Herald

New Zealand middle distance runner Nick Willis says he's getting in the most training he's ever done as he prepares for his fourth Olympics later in the year.

Willis, who won silver at the 2008 1500m final in Beijing, has been back in Wellington from his Michigan home for the Christmas break and has taken on the Arthur Lydiard training method of completing almost 100 Miles (161 km).

Willis has been running 90 Miles a week with a day off as he begins preparations for the Rio Olympics in August.

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