Athletics: Willis breaks national record in Monte Carlo

Nick Willis. Photo / Getty Images
Nick Willis. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwi middle-distance runner Nick Willis broke a national record in the 1500-metres event at the Diamond League meet in Monte Carlo today.

Willis finished seventh in the race, but posted a time of 3 minutes and 21.91 seconds, breaking a New Zealand and Oceania record.

The time was 0.44 of a second faster than Willis' previous record set at the same meeting two years ago.

Willis is set to compete in the 1500 and 5000-metre events at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

- Newstalk ZB

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