Olympic hope Gregson eyes qualifier

Australian middle-distance Olympic medal hope Ryan Gregson says he's tracking for a London Games qualifying time at a meet in Sydney later this month.

Gregson, who was ranked as high as fifth in the world in the 1500m before a spate of injuries that began 18 months ago, will use Saturday's 800m run at the Briggs Athletics Classic in Hobart to finetune his assault on the Olympic 1500m qualifying time of 3 minutes, 35.5 seconds.

Gregson will be shooting for a 1:47 run in Hobart, which he says would prepare him for the 1:54 he needs to run for the first half of his 1500m on February 18.

"It's just a good hit-out so the 1500s in the coming weeks feel a little easier," the 21-year-old told AAP on Friday.

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