Mile News Tagged New Zealand

Nick Willis Plots to Break Barrier on Grass

February 01, 2013

By Tony Smith, Fairfax New Zealand News

Former Olympic Games silver medallist Nick Willis is going to trial his new front-running tactics today in a bid to break four minutes for the Mile on grass at the International Track Meet in Christchurch.

The 29-year-old has set three major goals for...

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Athletics: Team Willis on track

May 28, 2012

By Andrew Alderson, The New Zealand Herald

The dedication of a selfless brother, the grit of a Vietnam war veteran and the humility generated by being passed by baby strollers on recovery runs are all helping Nick Willis focus on earning a second Olympic medal.

Willis is 68 days from running...

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A ‘Novice Miler’ Runs the Fastest Mile Ever

February 05, 1962

New Zealand's burly Peter Snell, starting in one of the few Mile races of his young career, took the lead with 340 yards to go, sprinted away from the field to better Herb Elliott's classic mark by a tenth of a second: "I think I can improve on the Mile time a little."

By Leslie Hobbs, Sports...

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