Australian Ollie Hoare has won his second race in as many weeks.
Having recently signed with the young and rapidly growing sneaker company ‘ON’, Hoare Kicked off his debut as a pro with a win and a 3:34.64 1500m at the 2020 Music City Distance Carnival in Nashville. It was the fastest 1500m in the US state of Tennessee’s history . It also would have been an Olympic qualifying time, however the qualifying period has been frozen, meaning the time will not officially count for Tokyo 2021.
Ollie backed up the win, with another victory, this time at the South Carolina Track Fest. Ollie clocked a mile in 3:53.35, a PB. In this strangest of years, it is the fastest mile to date, of 2020.
#1 MEN’S MILE RESULTS
PL Athlete Team Time Splits
1 Ollie Hoare, Oliver Hoare On Athletics Club 3:53.35
2 Athanas Kioko, Kenya 3:58.72
3 Alex Rogers, Reebok Boston TC 3:59.07
4 Eric Jenkins, Nike 3:59.80
5 James Quattelbaum, Unattached 4:02.27
6 Rheinhardt Harrison, Tinman Junior Lite 4:02.61
7 Kendall Muhammad, Unattached 4:02.95
8 Ian Ritchie, CPTC-Tracksmith 4:03.30
9 Joey Berriatua, Adidas 4:05.65
10 Matt Giannino, Unattached 4:08.63
11 Victor Palumbo, CPTC-Tracksmith 4:09.95
12 Jackson Neff, Unattached 4:11.69
13 Alex Petrecca, CPTC-Tracksmith 4:12.17
John Minen, Unattached DNF
Willy Fink, Unattached DNF
But Ollie has a long way to go, before toeing the line at Tokyo 2021. With National record holder Ryan Gregson, 3:31 runner Stewart McSweyn, and rising star Matthew Ramsden (3:35), all battling it out for the 3 spots.
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