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    Running with and against Nick Willis at the Tokyo Olympics is the goal for Sam Tanner this year

    Running with and against Nick Willis at the Tokyo Olympics is the goal for Sam Tanner this year


    The 20-year-old is working towards qualifying for the 1500 metres at the Games.

    Willis has broken the four-minute mile barrier at 37 this week, completing the feat for a world record 19th consecutive year.

    Tanner says that's something he can harness.

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