Adrian Blincoe

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Adrian Blincoe (born 4 November 1979 in Auckland) is a New Zealand middle distance runner who specializes mainly in the 5000 metres. He also competes in the 1500 metres and in the 3000 metres. In July 2008, Adrian set the New Zealand record in the 5000m, running 13:10.19.[1]

Adrian represented New Zealand in the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing in the 5000 metres, coming 27th. In 2012 he was in the New Zealand team for the 2012 Summer Olympics at London, but withdrew because of an ankle injury when he was about to compete in the 5000 metres.[2]

He also represented New Zealand at the 2006 Commonwealth Games (1500 metres) and at the 2010 Commonwealth Games (1500 metres and 5000 metres).

Adrian attended university in the United States at Villanova University, where he was coached by three-time world champion Marcus O'Sullivan. He was a 7-time All-American at Villanova in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. He holds the Villanova school record in the 3000 metres, and was both an NCAA champion and runner-up at that distance. He also won two NCAA DMR titles while at Villanova. Adrian now works as an assistant coach at the University. Adrian married Kelly Coyle, a Villanova alumna, in New Zealand on 12 December 2008.

Achievements[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  New Zealand
1998 World Junior Championships Annecy, France 25th (h) 5000m 15:30.97
2003 World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 10th 1500 m 3:43.28
2006 Commonwealth Games Melbourne, Australia 10th 1500 m 3:44.88
World Cup Athens, Greece 8th 5000 m 14:03.29

Personal bests[edit]

Distance Time Place Date
800 m 1:48.69 Solihull 2004
1500 m 3:35.50 Rieti 2005
Mile 3:54.40 Rieti 2003
2000 m 4:58.72 Liege 2003
3000 m 7:46.38 Rieti 2010
2 Miles 8:21.00 Sheffield 2005
5000 m 13:10.19 NR Heusden-Zolder 2008
10000 m 28:25.52 Melbourne 2010

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