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Sub-4 Mile dusted but heart races on

February 02, 2016

"The elation lasted a long time and I only slept for one hour that night!"

By Anendre Singh, TODAY

It took a sub-4 minute Mile for Eric Speakman to race into the record book of athletics in New Zealand but there was no stopping his mind and body long after that night.

"The elation lasted a long time and I only slept for one hour that night," says Speakman, of Napier, after he clocked 3 minutes, 57.30 seconds to become the 39th New Zealander to achieve that feat since Sir Peter Snell more than 50 years ago.

"The blood was pumping and every time I thought about it my heart would race again," says the 25-year-old who was third on Tuesday last week at the Cooks Gardens Classic in Whanganui to register the 16th best time from a Kiwi.

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