Mile News Tagged Nick Willis


Nick Willis Wins Mile at Drake Relays

April 28, 2013

By ONE Sport

New Zealand's Olympic 1500 metres silver medallist Nick Willis (right, PhotoRun) has won the Mile race at the renowned Drake Relays meeting in Des Moines, Iowa today.

He won in a time of 3 minutes 55.70 seconds, over 3 seconds clear of second placed American Miles Batty, who...

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Willis, Martinez Kick to B.A.A. Invitational Mile Wins

April 14, 2013

By David Monti, Race Results Weekly

BOSTON – (April 14, 2013) – A chilly wind blew through Back Bay here this morning, but did little to deter Nick Willis and Brenda Martinez from winning their first B.A.A. Invitational Miles with powerful kick finishes. Their times were modest, 4:03.3 and...

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Olympic Games, World Championships Medalists Highlight B.A.A. Invitational Mile Field

April 05, 2013

Nick Willis (NZL) and Kalkidan Gezahegne (ETH) are top contenders; $14,500 prize purse at stake in the event, held on Sunday, April 14

BOSTON – The Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) has announced that an international field of elite athletes will compete in the B.A.A. Invitational Mile to...

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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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Peter Snell: Run of a lifetime 50 years on

January 22, 2012

"The crowd started singing 'For he's a jolly good fellow' and the place was in chaos, with people running all over the show."

By Grant Chapman, New Zealand Herald

For Sir Murray Halberg, it was a night tinged with death and sadness. For Peter Snell, it was the moment he realized he wasn't...

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My First Sub-4

June 19, 2004

My head was pounding and I struggled to catch my breath as my time finally appeared: 3:59.78 and all the pain instantly went away.

By Steve Slattery

The story of my first 4 minute Mile started in elementary school gym class. We were running the Mile and I decided I was going to run as hard as...

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