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Work, rest and play: Nick Symmonds

October 24, 2014

Mile repeats least favorite workout, but "I need to run these sessions to be able to run three great rounds of the 800m."

By Steve Landells for the IAAF

U.S. 800m star Nick Symmonds is the latest athlete to answer our work, rest and play questions.

The world 800m silver medalist talks losing out to Sally Kipyego in training runs, how his music tastes differ with his mood and his passion for fishing.

Symmonds missed the 2014 outdoor season through injury but in the meantime wrote his first book ‘Life Outside the Oval Office: The Track Less Traveled’ which was published last week.

What is your favorite training session?

Nick Symmonds: Every session can be fun or terrible depending on the day, but there is nothing that beats a good hour-long run. There is something about an easy run on a beautiful trail which is the sort of run I'd like to do for the rest of my life.

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