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Name  Adrian Blincoe
Role  Olympic athlete
Education  Villanova University

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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.

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.

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.

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Adrian Blincoe Wikipedia


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