Five time national champion is fifth Villanovan athlete to earn a spot in this Olympics
While a runner for the Wildcats, Blincoe captured three NCAA titles and seven All-American honors. He holds the school record in the indoor 3000m and was a member of the school record indoor distance medley team.
In 2008 Blincoe represented New Zealand at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China. He also broke the New Zealand national 5000m record, running 13:10.19. He currently competes internationally and was a world outdoor championships semi-finalist in the 1500m in 2003 and 2005. He has personal bests of 3:35.50 in the 1500 meters, 3:54.40 in the mile, 7:46.40 in the 3000 meters and 13:1.28 in the 5000 meters.