Peter Bol Joins Star-Studded Lineup at John Landy Mile 2024

Peter Bol is set to compete in the John Landy Mile alongside top runners like Jake Wightman and Stewart McSweyn at the Maurie Plant Meet in Melbourne. The event promises a thrilling clash of talent and ambition, with Bol eyeing his third Olympic berth in Paris.

Australia’s Olympic Finalist Peter Bol to Take on Stars in Prestigious John Landy Mile

Peter Bol, an Olympic finalist from Australia, has been announced as one of five additions to the prestigious John Landy Mile at the Maurie Plant Meet, the first World Athletics Continental Tour Gold event of 2024, in Melbourne, Australia, on 15 February.

Bol, who finished fourth in the Olympic 800m final in Tokyo, will step up in distance to challenge Britain’s 2022 world 1500m champion Jake Wightman and fellow Australian Olympic finalist Stewart McSweyn, who were announced in December. The race, won by Commonwealth Games champion Oliver Hoare in 2023, is set to be bolstered by the inclusion of teenage sensation Cameron Myers, who last year set a 16-year-old world age best (3:55.44) at the inaugural instalment of the meeting, as well as Tokyo Olympian and Australia’s fourth fastest miler in history, Jye Edwards.

Adding further international star power to the event, the field will also feature Samuel Tanner of New Zealand, bringing additional Olympic credentials, and NCAA record-holder over 1500m Eliud Kipsang of Kenya, making it a truly global showdown at Lakeside Stadium.

“I’m pretty pumped about the John Landy Mile at the Maurie Plant Meet,” said Bol. “I’ve got to be honest, taking on Stewy, Jake, Cam, Jye and others over the mile distance makes me a bit nervous! But in a good way, the thought of the distance has me focused on being strong. I’m looking forward to it.”

The John Landy Mile will serve as a crucial launchpad for Bol, who is eyeing a third consecutive Olympic berth in Paris, with Australia’s middle-distance brigade set to battle it out amid an action-packed programme at Oceania’s only World Athletics Continental Tour Gold meeting, which features USD$200,000 in prize money.

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