Nelson is another of the long serving members of the Athletics PNG Team. He will turn 30 and reach Mastersí status whilst here in Rarotonga. Nelson was a member of the first Oceania National Teams to compete for Papua New Guinea at the World Relay Championships in May in the Bahamas.
Nelson is the current Papua New Guinea 200 metre and 400 metre record holder.
Nelson has had a long and distinguished international career. Nelsonís consistent performances have seen him as a dominant presence on the track at all regional competitions in recent years.
Nelson competed in the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin and in 2011 IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea. Nelson was a member of the Papua New Guinea team at the 2012 London Olympic Games.