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Stronger Gregson learns hard way

October 07, 2013

Australia's 3:52 Miler looks to medal at 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

By Mitch Jennings, Illawarra Mercury

Bulli Olympian Ryan Gregson will take a stronger mind and body into next year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after learning some tough lessons from last year's London Olympics.

Gregson (right, PhotoRun), Australia's metric Mile record holder (3:31.06), finished last in the 1500m semi-finals in London and said a desire to put the performance behind him led him to push his body beyond its limits in the ensuing 2013 season.

"I had a bit of a down year," Gregson said.

"I was so determined to get back in 2013 and do well just because I was so disappointed at how the Olympics turned out.

"I was trying to move on as quick as possible and that probably led to a few issues because I was so eager to turn things around."

The post-Olympics season began well before a mystery virus laid him low for the remainder of the year.

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