23 Sep 2010

Willis to run Fifth Avenue race on Monday

10:38 am on 23 September 2010

Defending Commonwealth Games 1500 metre champion Nick Willis will round out his Delhi preperations by running the Fifth Avenue Mile in New York on Monday.

Willis has only been back racing the last month after having knee surgery in March.

It'll be a good workout for Willis with two-time Olympic medalist Bernard Lagat, defending champion Andy Badderley of Britain and fellow New Zealander Adrian Blincoe also in the field.

Willis won this race down Manhattan's Fifth Avenue in 2008.