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Biography

WILLIS Nicholas

Nationality New Zealand Flag NZL New Zealand
Birth Date 25/04/1983
Gender Men
Height (m / in) 1.84/6'0''
Weight (kg / lbs) 69/152
Events Inscribed   Athletics Men's 1500m
Medals Won GOLD Medal GOLD -  Men's 1500m

Date Venue Event Country - Name Results Status
24 Mar
21:07
MCG Men's 1500m
1st Round- Heat 1
New Zealand Flag NZL  - WILLIS Nicholas (1) 3:40.49 Completed
25 Mar
19:30
MCG Men's 1500m
Final- Final
New Zealand Flag NZL  - WILLIS Nicholas (1) 3:38.49 Completed

Place Of Birth Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Residence Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Coach Ron Warhurst
Club University of Michigan/Valleys United/Athletics Wellington
Recent Results Gold in the 1500m - 3:50.77 (New Zealand Track & Field Championships, Christchurch, New Zealand, 28-Jan-2006)

6th in the 1500m - 3:40.87 (IAAF, World Championships, Helsinki, Finland, 8-Aug-2005)
Commonwealth
Games History
has not competed
Olympic
Games History
Athens 2004
6th in the semi final of the 1500m (3:41.46)
Other World Ranking: 28th in the 1500m (as at 12-Dec-2005, IAAF)

Personal Best:
800m - 1:45.54 (Heusden - Zolder, Belgium, 31-Jul-2004)
1500m - 3:32.38 (Paris Saint-Denis, France, 01-Jul-2005)
Mile - 3:52.75 (Cook Gardens, Wanganui, New Zealand, 11-Feb-2006)
3000m - 7:45.97 (Lausanne, Switzerland, 05-Jul-2005)
5000m - 13:27.54 (Sacramento, California, USA, 11-Jun-2005)

Season's Best:
1st in the Mile - 3:52.75 (Cook Gardens, Wanganui, New Zealand, 11-Feb-2006)

Nick and his brother Steve were born on the same day, April 25th, 8 years apart and are the only brother combination in the history of New Zealand to have both broken 4:00 minutes for the mile.

In the Men's 1500m at the 2005 Golden League series in Paris, Nick broke John Walkers' 32 year old record.

When Nick was little, his sister Mieke would send him out to run laps of the block, pretending to time him, in order to burn off his excess energy.

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