Blincoe represented New Zealand in the 2008 Summer Olympics at Beijing in the 5000 metres, coming 27th. In 2012 he was in the New Zealand team for the 2012 Summer Olympics at London, but withdrew because of an ankle injury when he was about to compete in the 5000 metres.
Blincoe attended university in the United States at Villanova University, where he was coached by three-time world champion Marcus O'Sullivan. He was a 7-time All-American at Villanova in cross country, indoor and outdoor track. He holds the Villanova school record in the 3000 metres, and was both an NCAA champion and runner-up at that distance. He also won two NCAA DMR titles while at Villanova. Blincoe was both a professional runner and an assistant coach at Villanova from 2004 through 2012. In 2012 he joined High Performance Sport New Zealand. Blincoe married fellow Villanova alumna Kelly Coyle in New Zealand on 12 December 2008.
|Representing New Zealand|
|1998||World Junior Championships||Annecy, France||25th (h)||5000m||15:30.97|
|2003||World Athletics Final||Monte Carlo, Monaco||10th||1500 m||3:43.28|
|2006||Commonwealth Games||Melbourne, Australia||10th||1500 m||3:44.88|
|World Cup||Athens, Greece||8th||5000 m||14:03.29|
|5000 m||13:10.19 NR||Heusden-Zolder||2008|
- Adrian Blincoe at World Athletics
- Adrian Blincoe at the International Olympic Committee
- Adrian Blincoe at the New Zealand Olympic Committee
- Adrian Blincoe at the Commonwealth Games Federation
- Adrian Blincoe at Olympics at Sports-Reference.com (archived)
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