Running Things with Oliver Hoare

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Ollie is a newly minted Olympic finalist and 3:32.35 1500m runner. The 24-year-old enjoyed a spectacular collegiate career at the University of Wisconsin. Ollie’s time as a Badgers saw the Sydneysider win the 2018 NCAA 1500m title, including eight All-American finishes indoors and outdoors. Following his first fully-fledged professional season with On Athletic Club, under the keen eye of new coach Dathan Ritzenhein, we hear Ollie’s insights on his Olympic debut and racing on the Diamond League circuit.

Ollie explains how he decided on joining the On Athletic Club, and how the athlete-brand relationship is evolving. Enjoying the dream start to his professional career, Ollie set a national record indoors over 1500m to kick off a globally competitive season. Walking listeners through qualifying for the Olympics during a pandemic, Ollie describes the rain-soaked, unofficial Australian Olympic 1500m trial at the Gateshead Diamond League. A debut Olympic Games is high-pressure for the best of the best, Ollie imparts a lesson or two to all runners in how the fastest middle-distance athletes cope at the biggest event in athletics. Ollie’s 2022 provides major championship opportunities at the World Indoor Championships, Commonwealth Games and World Championships – tune in to find out how Ollie plans on attacking the next year.

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