17 Aug 2013

Willis misses 1500 final

8:39 am on 17 August 2013

New Zealand runner Nick Willis has missed out on the men's 1500 metres final at the world athletics championships in Moscow.

Willis was seventh in his semi-final, which was slower than the other semi which saw his Canadian training partner Nate Brannen qualify - despite also finishing seventh.

The Russian Aleksandr Menkov won the men's long jump final, while Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt won his 200 metres semi-final.