One of the finest track athletes New Zealand has produced, Nick has attended four Olympic Games, winning silver in the 1500m at Beijing 2008 and bronze at Rio 2016.

He has also competed with success at three Commonwealth Games, medalling in all three. He won gold at Melbourne 2006 and bronze at both Delhi 2010 and Glasgow 2014.

He also won bronze at the 2016 World Indoor Championships in Portland.

First wearing the black singlet at the World Junior Championships in Jamaica in 2002, he has represented New Zealand in 19 major international championship events.

He holds the New Zealand 1500m and 3000m records with his personal best in the 1500m being 3:29.66, set in 2015.

He had the honour of being the flag bearer for the New Zealand team at the London Olympic Games in 2012.

Married with two sons, he lives in Michigan, where he attended the University of Michigan from 2002.

Coached for many years by Ron Warhurst (now retired from his University of Michigan head coach role), he is a member of the Lower Hutt Athletic Club.


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