'It's a kid's dream' - Kiwi teen out to match Olympic success of legendary father

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Without question, Olympic silver medallist Dick Quax is one of New Zealand's all-time greats on the track, now his 17-year old son looks certain to follow in his footsteps.

Theo, the 17-year-old son of the legendary Dick Quax, is making a name for himself on the track.
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Theo Quax is proving to be a rising star in his own right, claiming national titles at under 20 level in 1500m, and all with his dad by his side as his coach.

While many would be intimidated at the though of living up to such a famous name, Theo is more than happy to compare himself to his legendary father.

"If I had a go at my dad when he was 17, I think I could probably take him," Theo jokingly told 1 NEWS.

"He's definitely my biggest inspiration."

Even at such a young age, Theo is determined to match his father's achievements, with his sights firmly set on any athlete's goal - the Olympics.

"That would be ideal, to just go out there and run 1500m at the Olympics."

"It's a kid's dream when they're in primary school, so to be actually out here working towards it every day so often is just crazy."

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