Willis takes out mile at Drake Relays meet

Last updated 12:20 28/04/2013

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New Zealand's Olympic 1500 metres silver medallist Nick Willis has won the mile race at the renowned Drake Relays meeting in Des Moines, Iowa this morning (NZ time).

He won in a time of 3 minutes 55.70 seconds, over 3 seconds clear of second placed American Miles Baty, who finished second in the recent Queen St Mile in Auckland. South African Peter van der Westhuizen placed third.

The time ranks as the twelfth fastest of Willis' 24 sub four minute miles. Willis is now unbeaten in seven starts in 2013 as he heads towards his major running goal for 2013, the Moscow World Champs in August.

Willis' next race will be in Shanghai at the IAAF Diamond League meeting on May 18.

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