22 Feb 2010

Willis betters John Walker's 1500m indoor time

6:39 pm on 22 February 2010

The Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis has beaten John Walker's 31 year old indoor 1500m record, in finishing fifth at a meeting in Birmingham.

Willis' time of 3minutes 35.80 seconds is the fastest by a New Zealander, surpassing Walker's 3minutes 37.4 seconds set at Long Beach in California in 1979.

Willis' time was over three seconds faster than his previous best 1500m indoor time, which he ran in Boston a year ago.