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2012 Olympic Games London - Men's 1500 m

 

 

Host City: London, Great Britain Format: Top five in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 3, 2012 Format: Top six in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 7, 2012  
   
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Stratford, London
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Summary by Sports-reference.com      
There was no clear favorite in this race, although the three Kenyan entrants – Silas Kiplagat, Nixon Chepseba, and Asbel Kiprop – had the three fastest times of the year and talked of a Kenyan sweep, with Kiprop a slight favorite for gold. Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi won the first semi in the slow time of 3:42.24, while Moroccan Abdalaati Iguider took the over semi in a quick 3:33.99. Makhloufi had little international rep prior to 2012 but had improved dramatically in the Olympic year, boosting his PR from 3:34.4 to 3:30.80 coming into London.
The day after the 1,500 semi, Makhloufi ran in the 800 metre heats and jogged about 150 metres before dropping out, presumably to save himself for the 1,500. But he fell afoul of the best effort rules and was disqualified, and that would cause him to be disqualified from the 1,500 as well. The Algerian officials quickly found an out, as they produced a doctor's note about him being hampered by a "knee injury". The IAAF accepted this note, and Makhloufi was allowed to run in the 1,500 final.
And in the 1,500 final, Makhloufi made a remarkable recover from his "knee injury", winning the gold medal in 3:34.08 over American Leo Manzano, who took the silver. Kiprop was a non-factor, suffering from a hamstring strain, and the Kenyans flopped, with Kiplagat placing seventh, Chepseba 11th, and Kiprop 12th and last in the final. Kiplagat and Chepseba actually led with 300 metres left, but Makhloufi blew by them on back straight of the final lap, covering the 200 from 1200-1400 metres in 25.4. That won him the gold medal, as he held on in the final straight, never really being challenged. Behind him, Manzano flew by the others, covering his last 100 in 13.1. Asked about his recovery from his knee problem, Makhloufi noted, )It was the will of God.)
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The Men's 1500 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom, was held at the Olympic Stadium on 3–7 August.

The first round races were all very tightly packed, strategic affairs. The first race was the fastest, taking all but one of the time qualifiers into the semi-final. Andrew Wheating's 3:40.92 in the second heat was the slowest time qualifier, though it was exactly equal to Nick Willis' winning time in the last race. That race was broken up when Nixon Chepseba tripped sending several athletes scrambling to avoid the falling body. Chepseba ultimately finished 9th but was awarded a place in the semi-final on appeal, though no offending athlete was disqualified.

The first semi final was strategic from the start, when the sprinting started, Taoufik Makhloufi easily took the lead and held the position. Since it was strategic, no time qualifiers came from this semi. In the other semi, Chepseba took it out at a faster pace, to avoid getting caught in traffic. At the 800 mark, Nathan Brannen fell flat and was not able to get back into contention. When the sprinting started, Abdalaati Iguider looked to be the fastest. The slowest time qualifier was almost 7 seconds faster than Makhloufi winning the first.

Earlier on the day before the final, Makhloufi was also in an 800 metres qualifying round race, but he ran slowly and dropped out. Because of the "honest effort" rule, he was disqualified from further competition in the Olympics. It took an appeal by Algerian team officials to get him re-instated by claiming he had a known knee injury.

In the final, Makhloufi made a miraculous recovery from the injury in order to run. Kenyan Chepseba, and Kenyan born Bahraini Belal Mansoor Ali ran shoulder to shoulder until 600 to go when Chepseba then decided to take the lead solo. Behind him runners were three abreast, with Makhloufi and Silas Kiplagat trading elbows to be in position for the final lap. Another elbow just before 300 to go, and Makhloufi broke away with Kiplagat and Mekonnen Gebremedhin in hot pursuit. With Makhloufi gone, 8 meters ahead, Gebremedhin took over second at the head of the stretch, Iguider sprinting a step behind. Five meters further back, Leonel Manzano was starting to sprint around teammate Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.. As Iguider was edging ahead of Gebremedhin, Manzano was rocketing along the outside passing into second 30 meters from the finish. Iguider just barely managed to finish a fraction ahead of the fast closing Centrowitz for the bronze medal.

Records

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00 Rome, Italy 14 July 1998
Olympic record  Noah Ngeny (KEN) 3:32.07 Sydney, Australia 29 September 2000
2012 World leading  Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:28.88 Fontvieille, Monaco 20 July 2012
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07 AUG 2012 Report

London 2012 - Event Report - Men's 1500m Final

Taoufik Makhloufi made the world take notice after his victory in the opening round, made headlines after his win in the semis, and finally produced one of the most unexpected victories of these Games with his runaway triumph in the 1500m tonight at Olympic Stadium.

With a near-carbon copy rerun of the emphatic runs that brought the 24-year-old into his first Olympic final, Makhloufi broke from the field with about 250 metres to go to storm to a 3:34.08 victory to secure Algeria’s second gold medal in the event, 16 years after Noureddine Morceli’s win in Atlanta. But unlike his storied compatriot who won three successive World titles over the distance prior to taking the Olympic laurels, Makhloufi arrived in London as a little-known if vastly improved metric miler than the one who raced to successive World championships semi-finals in 2009 and 2011.

Makhloufi, this year’s African 800m champion, nearly didn’t make it to this final after being disqualified from all further competition after he dropped out of his first round 800m heat yesterday, charged with not providing a bona fide effort in the race. Upon review of medical evidence, the decision was later reversed by LOCOG, allowing him his date with destiny.

"I’m very, very happy, my family is happy, it has given new life for my country," said Makhloufi, who improved markedly in 2012, knocking more than two seconds from his career best to 3:30.80. That run came in the fast Monaco race on 20 July, suggesting that he was certainly in shape for a fast time in London. He was fifth in that race in the Principality, not managing to summon a kick to keep up with eventual winner Asbel Kiprop. This time however, nobody in the daunting field could issue a challenge to his decisive closing gear.

The race began with a modest tempo, with Belal Mansoor Ali of Bahrain leading the tightly wrapped field through 400 metres in 58.30 and 800 1:58.63. When Kenyan Nixon Chepseba took over with about 600 metres to go was when the jockey for position began.

Makhloufi, Kenyan Silas Kiplagat, Mekonnen Gebremehdin of Ethiopia and Moroccan Abdalaati Iguider appeared to be the key players just beyond the bell, with Matt Centrowitz of the U.S. running close as well. When Makhloufi bolted away, Kiplagat, Centrowitz, and Iguider gave chase initially, with Gebremehdin trying to maintain contact.

With Makhloufi clearly away, the battle for the remaining medals was intense. Iguider struck first, running from fourth to second down the homestretch, but Leo Manzano was closing even faster. Running a distant sixth off the final turn, the U.S champion summoned the finest kick of his career, charging down the straight to eventually strike silver, stopping the clock with a season’s best 3:34.79.

"I just love London – I’ve had several of my best races here and am so glad that I was able to run well again tonight," said Manzano, whose silver was the first medal for the U.S. in the event since Jim Ryun finished second in Mexico City in 1968. "I know (Makhloufi) won, but I feel like I won, too."

Iguider did manage to hold off Centrowitz by just 0.04 in 3:35.13 to take bronze, the first Olympic bronze in the event for Morocco after a gold and a pair of silvers.

Henrik Ingebrigtsen, Norway’s 21-year-old European champion, was fifth, improving his national record to 3:35.43, edging Gebremehdin by a scant 0.01 while Kiplagat, a sub-3:30 runner this season, was the top Kenyan finisher, clocking 3:36.19 for seventh.

It was not a good night for defending medallists. New Zealander Nic Willis the silver medallist in Beijing, was a distant ninth while Asbel Kiprop, the defending champion, was never a factor, clocked 3:43.83 and finished last.

"I had a hamstring pain and I could not manage," Kiprop said. "It happened before I left Kenya. When I came here to run I felt pain."

        Results        
 
1500 m Men     Final 7 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.34.08     Taoufik Makhloufi Algeria ALG 29 Apr 88  
2 3.34.79     Leo Manzano United States USA 12 Sep 84  
3 3.35.13     Abdelaati Iguider Morocco MAR 25 Mar 87  
4 3.35.17     Matthew Centrowitz United States USA 18 Oct 89  
5 3.35.43     Henrik Ingebrigtsen Norway NOR 24 Feb 91 NR NUR
6 3.35.44     Mekonnen Gebremedhin Ethiopia ETH 11 Oct 88  
7 3.36.19     Silas Kiplagat Kenya KEN 20 Aug 89  
8 3.36.72     İlham Tanui Özbilen Turkey TUR 5 Mar 90  
9 3.36.94     Nick Willis New Zealand NZL 25 Apr 83  
10 3.37.98     Bilal Mansour Ali Bahrain BRN 17 Oct 83  
11 3.39.04     Nixon Chepseba Kenya KEN 12 Dec 90  
12 3.43.83     Asbel Kiprop Kenya KEN 30 Jun 89  

05 AUG 2012 Report

London 2012 - Event Report - Men's 1500m Semi-Final

With another controlled, confident run, Asbel Kiprop’s quest to follow in the footsteps of Sebastian Coe continued in the semi-finals of the men’s 1500m before another capacity crowd of 80,000 at Olympic Stadium.

Kiprop, the Beijing winner four years ago and this season’s world leader, is hoping to emulate Coe, the LOCOG Chairman, who won back-to-back metric mile titles in 1980 and 1984. With the first five from each of the two semi-final races moving on automatically into Tuesday night’s final, the Kenyan advanced easily after his second place finish in the first heat.

Apparently preferring a sluggish, tactical race Kiprop controlled the proceedings from the outset. The lanky Kenyan moved to the front at the gun, leading the field through opening laps 63.73 and 63.47. By the time he brought the field through 1200m with a 55.96 third lap, gears were already shifting behind him as the followers jockeyed for position.

As he did in the opening round, 24-year-old Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi sped ahead and into the lead to win the heat in 3:42.24. After the race he was seen being assisted off the track and hobbling slightly.

Kiprop (3:42.92) was next, although nearly inseparable from Mekonnen Gebremehdin of Ethiopia and American Leo Manzano who were each just 0.01 ahead of the next, respectively. Henrik Ingebrigtsen, Norway’s 21-year-old European champion, closed fast to nab the final qualifying spot.

"I felt really good," Kiprop said. "I was excited, although it was a slow race and I prayed that I would finish well. I was controlling the race but I was surprised that the rest of the field could kick hard in the end."

Silas Kiplagat and Nixon Chepseba finished second and fourth, respectively, in the second and faster heat, keeping Kenyan hopes of a podium sweep – the first in 108 years - alive.

Chepseba, who advanced from the first round after a protest by the Kenyan team, avoided any trouble tonight by taking the lead and maintaining for more than 1200 metres. He was first passed by Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco who sped away to win comfortably in 3:33.99, with Kiplagat closing fast to take second in 3:34.60. Nic Willis, the 2008 silver medallist, closed well with a relaxed 3:34.70 for third ahead of Chepseba (3:34.89).

Daegu bronze medallist Matt Centrowitz clocked a PB 3:34.90 for fifth while Ilham Tanui Ozbilen (3:35.18) and Belal Mansoor Ali (3:35.40) of Bahrain advanced on time.

"I’m going to be running against very experienced guys in the final," Chepseba said. For the Kenyan athletes, teamwork is going to be what works."

1500 m Men     Semifinal 1 5 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.42.24   Q Taoufik Makhloufi Algeria ALG 29 Apr 88  
2 3.42.92   Q Asbel Kiprop Kenya KEN 30 Jun 89  
3 3.42.93   Q Mekonnen Gebremedhin Ethiopia ETH 11 Oct 88  
4 3.42.94   Q Leo Manzano United States USA 12 Sep 84  
5 3.43.26   Q Henrik Ingebrigtsen Norway NOR 24 Feb 91  
6 3.43.33     Mohamed Moustaoui Morocco MAR 2 Apr 85  
7 3.43.48     Yoann Kowal France FRA 28 May 87  
8 3.44.88     Andrew Wheating United States USA 21 Nov 87  
9 3.44.92     Ross Murray Great Britain GBR 8 Oct 90  
10 3.51.86     Ryan Gregson Australia AUS 26 Apr 90  
1500 m Men     Semifinal 2 5 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.33.99   Q Abdelaati Iguider Morocco MAR 25 Mar 87  
2 3.34.60   Q Silas Kiplagat Kenya KEN 20 Aug 89  
3 3.34.70   Q Nick Willis New Zealand NZL 25 Apr 83  
4 3.34.89   Q Nixon Chepseba Kenya KEN 12 Dec 90  
5 3.34.90   Q Matthew Centrowitz United States USA 18 Oct 89  
6 3.35.18   Q İlham Tanui Özbilen Turkey TUR 5 Mar 90  
7 3.35.40   Q Bilal Mansour Ali Bahrain BRN 17 Oct 83  
8 3.36.03     Andy Baddeley Great Britain GBR 20 Jun 82  
9 3.36.78     Mohamed Al-Garni Qatar QAT 2 Jul 92  
10 3.37.28     Yegor Nikolayev Russia RUS 28 Apr 88  
11 3.38.23     Carsten Schlangen Germany GER 31 Dec 80  
12 3.39.26     Nate Brannen Canada CAN 8 Sep 82  
13 3.40.61     Florian Carvalho France FRA 9 Mar 89  

03 AUG 2012 Report

London 2012 - Event Report - Men's 1500m Round One

Asbel Kiprop’s quest to follow in the footsteps of Sebastian Coe got off to a successful enough start as competition in the 1500m got underway before another capacity crowd of 80,000 at the Olympic Stadium.

Kiprop, the Beijing winner four years ago, is hoping to emulate Coe, the LOCOG Chairman, who won back-to-back metric mile titles in 1980 and 1984. With the first six from each of the opening round’s three races moving on automatically into Sunday’s semi-finals, the Kenyan advanced easily after his third place finish in the first heat.

"Everything is good, it was a very nice race," said Kiprop, who glided across the line in third, clocking 3:36.59.

Kiprop, 23, arrives as a heavy favourite after his solid 3:28.88 run in Monaco on 20 July, the fastest in the world in eight years. "There’s a lot of pressure on me. But that’s what I’m here for."

The heat was won by 24-year-old Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi who, presumably to avoid any potential trouble in the homestretch mad dash, fled from the tight pack with about 250 metres to go, gapped the field and never relented to win in 3:35.15. Makhloufi, a semi-finalist at the 2009 and 2011 World Championships, has improved markedly in 2012, knocking more than two seconds from his career best to 3:30.80.

Ethiopian Mekonnen Gebremehdin, who moved into second at the bell, held that position across the finish clocking 3:36.56 just ahead of Kiprop.

Ross Murray of Great Britain (3:36.74), Mohamad Al-Garni (3:36.99) of Qatar and American Leo Manzano (3:37.00) took the next three positions to move on.

With a sluggish pace of just under 2:01 at 800 metres, the second heat wasn’t nearly as fast, but much grittier and closer.

Ethiopian Dawit Wolde and Kiprop’s teammate Silas Kiplagat led a tight pack through the bell, but only the latter was still a factor when the homestretch dust settled. Ten men were still in contention for the six automatic spots, with Mohammed Shaween of Saudi Arabia prevailing in the end in 3:39.42, just ahead of quick-finishing Qatari Hamza Driouch who clocked 3:39.67, in turn just 0.03 ahead of Turk Ilham Tanui Ozbilen.

Kiplagat, Canada’s Nate Brannen and Andy Baddeley of Great Britain were next across the line to punch their automatic tickets into the semis.

"To win I must run quicker that 3:33," said Shaween, who’s run just 3:39.46 this season but has a career best of 3:31.82 from last year. "It's the Olympic Games. Everybody is under stress."

That characterization certainly held true for Kenyan No. 3 Nixon Chepseba. The leader in the early going in a sluggish third heat, he dropped back to fourth after the bell. Trying to make up ground down the back straight, he was clipped on the heel by German Carsten Schlangen, nearly fell and never managed to regain his rhythm. Struggling down the homestretch, he finished a distant ninth and failed to advance.

[NOTE: The Kenya Team made an oral protest with the Referee after Heat 3 of the Men’s 1500m. The Referee, considering that athlete Nixon Kiplomo CHEPSEBA (bib number 2295) had been seriously disadvantaged decided to advance him to the semi-final as an additional athlete.]

Conversely, Beijing silver medallist Nic Willis put his experience on display with a smart run leading over the final lap en route to a 3:40.92 victory, ahead of yet another mad scramble for the next five advancing slots.

Moroccan Abdalaati Iguider and Frenchman Yoann Kowal were next in 3:41.08 and 3:41.12, respectively with Norway’s Henrik Ingebrigtsen (3:41:33) and American Matt Cetrowitz (3:41.29) the Daegu bronze medallist following. In a dramatic battle for the final spot, Schlangen out-dove Spaniard Diego Ruiz to move on by just 0.01 clocking 3:41.51.

1500 m Men     Heat 1 3 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.35.15   Q Taoufik Makhloufi Algeria ALG 29 Apr 88  
2 3.36.56   Q Mekonnen Gebremedhin Ethiopia ETH 11 Oct 88  
3 3.36.59   Q Asbel Kiprop Kenya KEN 30 Jun 89  
4 3.36.74   Q Ross Murray Great Britain GBR 8 Oct 90  
5 3.36.99   Q Mohamed Al-Garni Qatar QAT 2 Jul 92  
6 3.37.00   Q Leo Manzano United States USA 12 Sep 84  
7 3.37.05   Q Florian Carvalho France FRA 9 Mar 89  
8 3.37.41   Q Mohamed Moustaoui Morocco MAR 2 Apr 85  
9 3.38.54   Q Ryan Gregson Australia AUS 26 Apr 90  
10 3.38.69   Q Bilal Mansour Ali Bahrain BRN 17 Oct 83  
11 3.38.92   Q Yegor Nikolayev Russia RUS 28 Apr 88  
12 3.41.54     Álvaro Rodríguez Spain ESP 25 May 87  
13 3.42.88     Teklit Teweldebrhan Eritrea ERI 1 Oct 93  
14 4.05.08     Mamadou Barry Guinea GUI 19 Dec 91  
15 4.05.46     Rabiou Guero Gao Niger NIG 1 Feb 88  
1500 m Men     Heat 2 3 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.39.70   Q İlham Tanui Özbilen Turkey TUR 5 Mar 90  
2 3.39.79   Q Silas Kiplagat Kenya KEN 20 Aug 89  
3 3.39.95   Q Nate Brannen Canada CAN 8 Sep 82  
4 3.40.34   Q Andy Baddeley Great Britain GBR 20 Jun 82  
5 3.40.92   Q Andrew Wheating United States USA 21 Nov 87  
6 3.41.34     David Bustos Spain ESP 25 Aug 90  
7 3.41.40     Dmitrijs Jurkēvičs Latvia LAT 7 Jan 87  
8 3.41.81     Dawit Wolde Ethiopia ETH 19 May 91  
9 3.42.67     Niclas Sandells Finland FIN 14 Mar 84  
10 3.45.13     Jamel Aarrass France FRA 15 Nov 81  
11 3.46.16     Mohamed Ali Mohamed Somalia SOM 11 Nov 89  
12 3.55.46     Nabil Mohammed Al-Garbi Yemen YEM 3 Nov 90  
1500 m Men     Heat 3 3 August      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 3.40.92   Q Nick Willis New Zealand NZL 25 Apr 83  
2 3.41.08   Q Abdelaati Iguider Morocco MAR 25 Mar 87  
3 3.41.12   Q Yoann Kowal France FRA 28 May 87  
4 3.41.33   Q Henrik Ingebrigtsen Norway NOR 24 Feb 91  
5 3.41.39   Q Matthew Centrowitz United States USA 18 Oct 89  
6 3.41.51   Q Carsten Schlangen Germany GER 31 Dec 80  
7 3.41.52     Diego Ruíz Spain ESP 5 Feb 82  
8 3.41.67     Aman Wote Ethiopia ETH 18 Apr 84  
9 3.42.29   Q Nixon Chepseba Kenya KEN 12 Dec 90  
10 3.42.95     Imed Hamed Noor Saudi Arabia KSA 21 Apr 90  
11 3.43.11     Eduard Villanueva Venezuela VEN 29 Dec 84  
12 3.43.52     Andreas Vojta Austria AUT 9 Jun 89  
13 3.48.35     Ciarán Ó Lionáird Ireland IRL 11 Apr 88  
14 3.49.19     Sam Vazquez Puerto Rico PUR 3 May 84  
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Round 1

Qual. rule: first 6 of each heat (Q) plus the 6 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes[6]
1 Taoufik Makhloufi Algeria 3:35.15 Q
2 Mekonnen Gebremedhin Ethiopia 3:36.56 Q
3 Asbel Kiprop Kenya 3:36.59 Q
4 Ross Murray Great Britain 3:36.74 Q
5 Mohamad Al-Garni Qatar 3:36.99 Q
6 Leonel Manzano United States 3:37.00 Q
7 Florian Carvalho France 3:37.05 q, SB
8 Mohamed Moustaoui Morocco 3:37.41 q
9 Ryan Gregson Australia 3:38.54 q
10 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 3:38.69 q
11 Yegor Nikolayev Russia 3:38.92 q, SB
12 Álvaro Rodríguez Spain 3:41.54  
13 Teklit Teweldebrhan Eritrea 3:42.88  
14 Mamadou Barry Guinea 4:05.08  
15 Rabiou Guero Gao Niger 4:05.46  

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes[6]
1 Mohammed Shaween Saudi Arabia 3:39.42 Q, SB
2 Hamza Driouch Qatar 3:39.67 Q
3 İlham Tanui Özbilen Turkey 3:39.70 Q
4 Silas Kiplagat Kenya 3:39.79 Q
5 Nathan Brannen Canada 3:39.95 Q
6 Andrew Baddeley Great Britain 3:40.34 Q
7 Andrew Wheating United States 3:40.92 q
8 David Bustos Spain 3:41.34  
9 Dmitrijs Jurkevičs Latvia 3:41.40  
10 Dawit Wolde Ethiopia 3:41.81  
11 Niclas Sandells Finland 3:42.67  
12 Jamale Aarrass France 3:45.13  
13 Mohamed Mohamed Somalia 3:46.16  
14 Nabil Mohammed Al-Garbi Yemen 3:55.46 SB
- Amine Laâlou Morocco   DNS

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes[6]
1 Nick Willis New Zealand 3:40.92 Q
2 Abdalaati Iguider Morocco 3:41.08 Q
3 Yoann Kowal France 3:41.12 Q
4 Henrik Ingebrigtsen Norway 3:41.33 Q
5 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. United States 3:41.39 Q
6 Carsten Schlangen Germany 3:41.51 Q
7 Diego Ruiz Spain 3:41.52  
8 Aman Wote Ethiopia 3:41.67  
9 Nixon Chepseba Kenya 3:42.29 Appeal
10 Emad Noor Saudi Arabia 3:42.95  
11 Eduar Villanueva Venezuela 3:43.11  
12 Andreas Vojta Austria 3:43.52  
13 Ciarán O'Lionaird Ireland 3:48.35 SB
14 Samuel Vázquez Puerto Rico 3:49.19  

Semifinals

Qual. rule: first 5 of each semifinal (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified

Semifinal 1

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Taoufik Makhloufi Algeria 3:42.25 Q
2 Asbel Kiprop Kenya 3:42.92 Q
3 Mekonnen Gebremedhin Ethiopia 3:42.93 Q
4 Leonel Manzano United States 3:42.94 Q
5 Henrik Ingebrigtsen Norway 3:43.26 Q
6 Mohamed Moustaoui Morocco 3:43.33  
7 Mohammed Shaween Saudi Arabia 3:43.39  
8 Yoann Kowal France 3:43.48  
9 Andrew Wheating United States 3:44.88  
10 Ross Murray Great Britain 3:44.92  
11 Hamza Driouch Qatar 3:49.40  
12 Ryan Gregson Australia 3:51.86  

Semifinal 2

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Abdalaati Iguider Morocco 3:34.00 Q, SB
2 Silas Kiplagat Kenya 3:34.60 Q
3 Nick Willis New Zealand 3:34.70 Q
4 Nixon Chepseba Kenya 3:34.89 Q
5 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. United States 3:34.90 Q, SB
6 İlham Tanui Özbilen Turkey 3:35.18 q
7 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 3:35.40 q, SB
8 Andrew Baddeley Great Britain 3:36.03  
9 Mohamad Al-Garni Qatar 3:36.78  
10 Yegor Nikolayev Russia 3:37.28 PB
11 Carsten Schlangen Germany 3:38.23  
12 Nathan Brannen Canada 3:39.26  
13 Florian Carvalho France 3:40.61  

Final

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1st Taoufik Makhloufi Algeria 3:34.08  
2nd Leonel Manzano United States 3:34.79 SB
3rd Abdalaati Iguider Morocco 3:35.13  
4 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. United States 3:35.17  
5 Henrik Ingebrigtsen Norway 3:35.43 NR
6 Mekonnen Gebremedhin Ethiopia 3:35.44  
7 Silas Kiplagat Kenya 3:36.19  
8 İlham Tanui Özbilen Turkey 3:36.72  
9 Nick Willis New Zealand 3:36.94  
10 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 3:37.98  
11 Nixon Chepseba Kenya 3:39.04  
12 Asbel Kiprop Kenya 3:43.83  

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