Fierce rivals have one thing in common - their coach

Nic Bideau is a man caught in the middle.

Not that he's complaining; quite the opposite in fact, given he coaches the country's two best 1500m runners, who will go head to head for a place on the team for the London Olympics.

In the race of the Olympic trials, Bideau's pair - Ryan Gregson and Jeff Riseley - will take on the Beijing Olympics gold medallist, Kenyan Asbel Kiprop, and silver medallist, New Zealand's Nick Willis.

The beauty for Bideau is that either man could win.

Read the full story at the Herald Sun

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