“When I was younger my 5 km and cross country strength would automatically transfer to track speed,“ Nick explained. “But my muscles don’t come around so easily anymore."
His previous 10 week high is 880.
Willis, who says he's normally shoot an 83, managed to shoot an 88 in 41 minutes in the 1st round. Amazing. We think Willis would do much better if they played all the rounds consecutively. He shot a 90 in the final round.
After becoming the oldest ever medalist in the Olympic 1500, he'll likely focus on the 5000 in 2020 when he'll be 37.
Willis: "Who will they pick? We've got four of the 13 fastest [1500m] runners in New Zealand history in action. Fortunately, I've already got my qualifying time, and I was the pace-maker for theirs, so they can't be complaining at me."
Genevieve LaCaze won the women's race in 4:35.