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Luke Mathews racing to Rio Olympics in front of John Landy

John Landy sat in the stands and had a smile on his face. Sixty one years ago he had become only the second man to break four minutes for the mile. On Tuesday night, sitting in the stands of a track at Melbourne University, Landy watched as three local runners broke that four-minute mark.
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Luke Mathews, just 20 but a rising star of middle-distance running, won in 3 minutes 56.1 seconds – a 21-second personal best – from Sam McEntee and Brenton Rowe.

“It was very good indeed. I enjoyed it very much. All three of them broke the four minutes,” Landy said.

“It’s not the physical barrier it was in my day, but we have quite a number of good runners inside 3:40 for 1500 now. There’s been some good runners in Australia in recent years but quite a few of them at the moment which is encouraging. The competition is fierce internationally particularly with the African runners but we have signs.

“Mathews is a very impressive runner and very young. He is only 20, he has a few years in front of him.”

For a runner that is akin to being told Don Bradman thinks you can bat.

“That is awesome. I was absolutely honoured to even run in front of John Landy but to win in a pb and break four minutes was really special,” Mathews said.

For the Melbourne runner, who grew up in Werribee before moving to Newport and went to school at St Kevin’s College, the rise this summer has been extraordinary. He now stands on the cusp of selection to Rio for the Olympics.

At St Kevin’s, he was a talented runner, breaking multiple APS records, and good enough to get to the world juniors in 2014. He was tracking well but still his summer has been a spike.

He paced the first three kilometres of the Zatopek last year and did it in 8:19. He went to the Hunter Track Classic in January and won the 800 metres in a new PB of 1:46.35. A fortnight later in Tasmania he cut 3.5 seconds from that PB as he pushed winner Ryan Gregson to the line. Then in Melbourne it was 21 seconds off his best for the mile (admittedly he had not run many miles and none at all in a long time).

“At the start of 2015 I would have been thinking Rio was a goal but something a bit out of reach. I never thought it as do-able until November or December last year,” he said.

He wisely goes out chasing wins not times, though, presuming that good times happen in good races.

He has been largely coached by his mum, Elizabeth, a school teacher and athletics fan who taught herself how to coach.

“Mum was a very good coach. She was never a runner but we have been involved in athletics since I was eight going along to Zatopeks and watching Craig Mottram. Mum did a lot of reading as well and spoke to a lot of people,” Mathews said.

It was his mum who encouraged him to move to Nic Bideau’s Melbourne Track Club and become part of a squad. The impact of training with other elite runners such as Gregson took him by surprise.

His life has turned. He will soon embark on training camps in America and racing in Europe. potentially all on a road to Rio.

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