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Petty betters 1500m best in Finland

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 30/06/2016
Christchurch runner Angie Petty © Getty Images Christchurch runner Angie Petty

Angie Petty's Olympic build-up has shifted up a gear with an all-time best over 1500m at the Paavo Nurmi Games in Finland.

The Christchurch middle distance runner, who will contest the 800m in Rio, finished second in 4min 07.83sec behind Polish winner Danuta Urbanik's 4:06.58.

Petty's previous best was 4:08.54, set in Ireland just over a year ago.

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