At NYRR Millrose Games, Nick Willis seeks title and change of positions,by Christ Lotsbom, RRW, used with permission

Willis_NickFV-NBind16.JPgNick Willis wins NBIGP mile! photo by PhotoRun.net

Nick Willis is a middle distance veteran. He is also the 2008 Olympic silver medalist at the 1,500 meters. Watching Willis race is a real treat for any distance runner: Nick makes few mistakes in his racing. He positions himself well, he prepares for his final move, and that move is done with the precision of a surgeon.

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His race at the 2015 Millrose Games was a near perfect race. In the end, he and Matt Centrowitz took it to the line, with Centrowitz taking the win.

But that is the issue with a guy like Nick Willis. The Kiwi Michigander just does not like to loose. And he does not lose often.

So, as we watch Nick Willis go to the line on Saturday, February 20, we should be prepared for an exciting race.

Be prepared!

Enjoy the story about Nick by Chris Lotsbom.

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  • Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."

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