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1500m final pulls biggest Fan Zone crowd

1500m final pulls biggest Fan Zone crowd

The 1500m final has drawn the largest crowd so far at the Samsung Olympic Fan Zone in the Atrium at Britomart.

As many as 300 gathered to watch Nick Willis finish ninth in the final, 6 seconds off his personal best time recorded just two weeks ago.

Samsung Fan Zone concierge Jacinda Stabey-Harman said the race was perfectly timed to meet the morning rush to work.

“The Fan Zone has always been about giving people a link to the Olympics and the Kiwi team so to be able to have Nick’s race live as people drifted through to work was awesome, it was a really great atmosphere the place was buzzing before the race. Shame about the result though,” she said.

Stabey-Harman said the first 100 people on site were offered a free coffee courtesy of the Fan Zone to enjoy in the build up. Up to 1000 visitors had been visiting the Samsung Fan Zone each day to watch Olympic action she said.

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