Zane competed at Rio 2016 in the 10,000m but Tokyo 2020 will be his Olympic debut in the marathon.
He was the bronze medallist in the 5000m at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in 2014.
He finished 12th in the 10,000m in Rio, running 27:33.67 to slash nine seconds from the New Zealand record set by Dick Quax.
All of his other previous international representation for New Zealand has come in shorter event distances than the marathon, including 1500m, 3000m, 5000m and cross country.
One of the most versatile distance runners New Zealand has produced, he is ranked the fourth-fastest New Zealander on the all-time list for 1500m, mile and 3000m, the third-fastest over 5000m, the fastest over 10,000m and the quickest ever over the half marathon.
He ran an amazing 59:47 half marathon in Japan in 2015 to cut two minutes from the New Zealand record and become the fourth fastest non-African ever over the distance.
His first New Zealand appearance was at the 2011 World Cross Country Championships and he has represented New Zealand at the 2013 and 2017 World Championships, the 2014 World Indoor Championships and the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, as well as Rio 2016.
Zane and his twin brother Jake left New Zealand as 17-year-olds to live and train in Africa, spending time in both Ethiopia and Kenya.
Still based in Africa, he attended Hamilton Boys' High School and is a member of the Hamilton City Hawks club.