Hamish Carson wins but just outside the Olympic A Standard

New 1500m PB of 3:36.25

Hamish Carson won the Windsor track meet, paced by Nick Willis in another Olympic B Standard of 3:36:65 with Jullian Matthews finishing 2nd to Carson in 3:36.84. Eric Speakman got another PB finishing 5th in 3:37:44 closing in on the Olympic B standard. Read more....


Hamish Carson narrowly missed the Olympic A standard of 3:36.20 today, recording a 3:36.25 PB in the 1500m at a track meet in Swarthmore, near Philadelphia in the US.

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Athletics NZ reports:
Carson was equally impressive [as fellow Kiwi Julian Matthews], stopping the clock just 0.11 behind Matthews, recording 3:36.25, a personal best by 1.79, just outside the A standard 3:36.20, but comfortably under the NZ B standard of 3:37.20

With the time just outside the IAAF requirement, Carson will need to either run faster than 3:36.20 or to wait to see if he gets an invite from the IAAF and his nomination confirmed by the NZOC.

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