Only the first two placers will gain a place to represent New Zealand, Nyle told me although she could do the time necessary, it was not a sure thing because she has injured her back and pulled some muscles too. The best she could hope for was 2nd, which is good enough.
She raced the good race until 3kms from home when she aggravated her old injuries and had to limp on home, but still she managed a time of 1hr55mins 55 sec 1.55.55 a personal best again even with the slow last 3 kms. She came in 2nd behind Rosie her friend.
Well done Nyle you really are a champion.
So in February Nyle will represent New Zealand in the Race Walking at the Oceanic games!