Nick Symmonds wants to make one more global team, as he intends to retire at the end of 2017


Symmonds_NickFV1-USAout15.jpgNick Symmonds, wins the 2015 USA Outdoors, photo by

SEATTLE (USA): Former world 800 m silver medallist Nick Symmonds will retire at the end of the year, informs NBC Olympics. "I really want to make one more worlds team. I've just got to make sure my ankle holds up," he said. Symmonds made the Olympic final in 2012 but missed the Rio Olympics due to injury. Once he retires, Symmonds has said he wants to climb the tallest mountain on every continent.

RunBlogRun opines: Nick Symmonds came through a Division 3 college program to race among the best in the world. His silver medal in 2013 Moscow surprised some, but his savy tactics and gutty drive to the finish cemented his first global medal. He wants to make one more world championship team against a fine new generation of 800 meter runners in the U.S. It will be a tough battle, but Symmonds, if he can reach past levels of fitness, should be in the thick of the battle.

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