IAAF World Challenge, Rieti

Monday 12 September 2011, 4:19PM
By Athletics New Zealand

Nick Willis bounced back from his disappointing run in the final of the 1500m at the world athletic championships last week with a second over 1500m at the IAAF world challenge meeting in Italy.

The Olympic 1500m silver medallist recorded 3m 35.52s, just over five seconds behind race winner Asbel Kiprop of Kenya. The Olympic and world champion clocked the world’s fastest time this season of 3m 30.46s.

Willis was well off his New Zealand record of 3m 31.79s set in Monaco in July.