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2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro - Men's 1500 m


Host City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Format: Top five in each heat and next two fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: August 16, 2016 Format: Top six in each heat and next six fastest advanced to the semi-finals.
Date Finished: August 20, 2016  
 (Competitors: ; Countries: ; Finalists: 13)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Estádio Olímpico João Havelange, Rio de Janeiro
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The favorite in this event was Kenyan [Asbel Kiprop], the 2008 gold medalist, a three-time World Champion, and the world list leader in five of the last six years. His main challenger was expected to be the defending gold medalist, [Taoufik Makhloufi] of Algeria. Both made the final comfortably as did American [Matt Centrowitz], who had won silver at the 2013 World Championships, and bronze at the 2011 Worlds, also placing fourth at the London Olympics, but he was not expected to challenge for gold in Rio.

Centrowitz took the lead and set a historically dawdling pace, passing 400 metres in 66.9 and then slowing the pace even more, running 69.8 for the second lap, and passing 800 metres in 2:16.7. The question was who would start the kick, and when. The answer came at 600 metres when Centrowitz took off, running the next 200 metres in 27.4. He was briefly headed at 1,000 metres by Djiboutian [Ayanleh Souleiman] but he went wide on the far turn and Centrowitz re-took the lead. It was a lead he never relinquished, winning a stunning upset gold medal in 3:50.00. Centro ran a historic last 800 in 1:49.8, although his winning time was the slowest at the Olympics since [Luigi Beccali] won in 3:51.2 at the 1932 Games. Makhloufi came on fast for the silver medal, adding this to his silver medal from the 800 metres, with bronze going to New Zealand’s [Nick Willis].

Centrowitz was the first American to win the 1,500 metres since [Mel Sheppard] at the 1908 London Olympics. He was only the third American to win gold in the event, with [Jim Lightbody] winning in 1904 and 1906.

Summary by Wikipedia

Asbel Kiprop entered as the highest ranked athlete of the year with his run of 3:29.33 minutes, and was the gold medallist at the 2008 Olympics and the previous three World Championships in Athletics. In his race immediately prior to the Olympics, however, he had been beaten by his compatriot Ronald Kwemoi and Elijah Motonei Manangoi (second and third in the seasonal rankings). The reigning Olympic champion from 2012, Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria, was fourth on the world lists, but faced the challenge of also running the 800 m which overlapped on the programme. The next highest ranked runners, Abdalaati Iguider and Ayanleh Souleiman, also entered for doubles.

In the first round the main protagonists progressed, although a notable elimination was reigning European champion Filip Ingebrigtsen, who was disqualified for impeding Charlie Grice and Homiyu Tesfaye (both runners were advanced as a result). İlham Tanui Özbilen of Turkey (a 2012 World Indoor medallist) was knocked out, having shown poor form that year. Jakub Holuša of the Czech Republic was fastest in the heats with 3:38.31 minutes, leading a race which saw ten men run under 3:40.

Although the semi-finals produced slower times, heats leader Holuša was among those eliminated. Former European champion Henrik Ingebrigtsen and reigning African Games champion Mekonnen Gebremedhin also failed to make the final and Kenya's Elijah Manangoi did not start after suffering a hamstring injury. The two remaining Kenyans, Kiprop and Kwemoi won the two semi-final races. American Robby Andrews initially made the grade, with his typical fast finish, but as he made his way on the inside, he initially tried to take open space between Gebremedhin and the rail , but Gebremedhin defended his position and Andrews had nowhere to go except inside the rail, where he executed the pass to get into the final qualifying spot. He was later disqualified for stepping off the track.


Off the start, nobody wanted the lead, the role was defaulted to Americans Matthew Centrowitz and Ben Blankenship sandwiching David Bustos. Kickers Asbel Kiprop, Taoufik Makhloufi and Ayanleh Souleiman went to the back. The first lap was 66.83, a virtual crawl for these athletes. During the second lap, Nick Willis drifted to the front to replace Blankenship next to Bustos and Centrowitz. On the homestretch, Kiprop moved out to lane 2 and loped up toward the front. Reacting, Ronald Kwemoi crashed to the track as Souleiman was drifting out to find some running room at the back of the pack and caught Souleiman's back kick. The pace was so slow, Kwemoi caught back up to the runners in less than 100 metres. The second lap was even slower in 69.76. Down the next backstretch moved aggressively to challenge Centrowitz at the front, but Centrowitz wouldn't let him by, holding his position on the curb. Behind him Willis and Blankenship were getting tangled up in a similar situation. Coming around the turn, Souleiman tried to pass again and was successful, taking the lead position on the home stretch. Instead of charging away, Souleiman slowed down. Centrowitz took the small gap next to the rail and squeezed through, deftly slipping his elbow and shoulder in front of Souleman. Just at the bell Makhloufi hit the front outside of Centrowitz. But on the penultimate turn Centrowitz would not let Makhloufi by holding the inside and the lead. Makhloufi fell in behind Centrowitz. Along the backstretch, Kiprop loped to the front again. Centrowitz held him off, making him run to the outside of the turn. Behind Kiprop, then lining up beside him, Abdalaati Iguider, Kiprop and Makhloufi, behind them Willis and Souleman, all ready to pounce coming off the turn. Kiprop move, then began to swim moving backwards, on the outside Makhloufi was gaining but was running out of real estate. Iguider was moving backward with Kiprop, Willis beat Souleman to the pounce and was chasing Makhloufi. Nobody passed Centrowitz as he kept his advantage all the way across the finish line. Makhloufi was a meter back for silver, Willis another meter back holding off a diving Souleman at the line for bronze.

The winning time of 3:50.00 was the slowest since 1932. Centrowitz became the first American to win the event since Mel Sheppard in 1908. For over a century, the United States has sent their best to run the Olympic 1500; Kiviat, Cunningham, McMillen, Burleson, Ryun, Scott, even Lagat. Some have won medals, but none won gold.

The medals were presented by Nawal El Moutawakel, IOC member, Morocco and Sebastian Coe, President of the IAAF.




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  
Time (s) Athlete Nation
Africa 3:26.00 WR Hicham El Guerrouj  Morocco
Asia 3:29.14 Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain
Europe 3:28.81 Mo Farah  Great Britain
North, Central America
and Caribbean
3:29.30 Bernard Lagat  United States
Oceania 3.29.66 Nick Willis  New Zealand
South America 3:33.25 Hudson de Souza  Brazil
20 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's 1500m final – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The men’s 1500m final was one for the ages, although not in the way you might expect.

The gold medal was won in a time of 3:50.00, the slowest time since 1932, and the last time there was a US winner at this distance in the Olympics was back in 1908.

However, that will all be irrelevant, and rightly so, to Matt Centrowicz.

The two-time World Championships medallist, with a bronze in 2011 and silver in 2013, completed his collection of medals from outdoor global championships after controlling the race almost from the gun and repelling all the attacks from his rivals, especially over the final 250 metres.

"There's nothing like it, it doesn't compare to anything else I've won in my life," said Centrowitz. "Doing my victory lap, I literally kept screaming to everyone I know, 'Are you kidding me?'"

Centrowitz, surprisingly to many still only 26, towed the field through the first 400m in a sedentary 66.83 and then an even slower second lap of 69.76.

The entire field was still tightly bunched together at this point and there was no surprise that, with all the contact and jockeying for position, there was a faller. The unfortunate runner to take a tumble was the highly-rated Kenyan Ronald Kwemoi, who tripped and fell just before the runners passed the two laps to go infield display.

Kwemoi tumbles

Kwemoi, the world U20 record-holder and still only 20, picked himself up quickly and tagged himself on to the back of the pack within the space of 40 metres – evidence of how slow they were going – but he eventually trudged in 12th and last.

After a brief stint in the lead by Djibouti’s Ayanleh Souleiman, Centrowitz got back in front again with little more than 300 metres remaining.

Behind him, three-time world champion and world leader Asbel Kiprop was starting to move up quickly down the back straight, having hung at the back of the pack and staying out of danger for nearly the whole race.

Also hovering around at the front was the defending champion from London four years ago, Algeria’s Taoufik Makhloufi, but Centrowitz could not be budged from pole position.

The world indoor champion went through several gears around the final bend and down the home straight, and not even noted fast finishers such as Kiprop and Makhloufi could get on his shoulder as the US runner cranked up the pace.

He uncorked a 50.62 last lap to take the gold medal as Makhloufi finished fast to take the silver just 0.11 behind. New Zealand’s 2008 Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis surprised many by kicking hard to take the bronze in 3:50.24 and edge out Souleiman, as Kiprop inexplicably faded over the final 80 metres and finished sixth.

Phil Minshull for the IAAF

1500 m Men     Final 20 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 3.50.00     Matthew Centrowitz   USA 18 Oct 89    
2 3.50.11     Taoufik Makhloufi   ALG 29 Apr 88    
3 3.50.24     Nick Willis   NZL 25 Apr 83    
4 3.50.29     Ayanleh Souleiman   DJI 3 Dec 92    
6 3.50.87     Asbel Kiprop   KEN 30 Jun 89    
7 3.51.06     David Bustos   ESP 25 Aug 90    
8 3.51.09     Ben Blankenship   USA 15 Dec 89    
9 3.51.39     Ryan Gregson   AUS 26 Apr 90    
10 3.51.45     Nate Brannen   CAN 8 Sep 82    
11 3.51.68     Ronald Musagala   UGA 16 Dec 92    
12 3.51.73     Charlie Grice   GBR 7 Nov 93    
13 3.56.76     Ronald Kwemoi   KEN 19 Sep 95    
18 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's 1500m semi-finals – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

The last two Olympic champions, Asbel Kiprop and Taoufik Makhloufi, qualified with ease for Saturday’s final from the first of two semi-finals which followed the stereotype for championships middle-distance racing at this level of a major championship.

The first race saw Ethiopia’s Dawit Wolde and then Morocco’s Brahim Kaazouzi lead during the early stages of the race, the latter taking the field through to 800m in 2:03.86 with Kiprop loping along at the back looking very relaxed

Bahrain’s Benson Seurei darted to the front about 60 metres before bell and suddenly the pace jumped into a much faster gear.

Seurei held the lead until midway down the back straight for the last time, when Kiprop glided into pole position after gradually working his way forward over the previous 150 metres.

The 2008 Olympic champion, and three-time world champion, looked superbly comfortable at the front before crossing the line in 3:39.73 but there was an enthralling battle behind his to work out who would take the remaining four automatic qualifying places.

As we have seen so often, Makhloufi can accelerate over the final 100 metres or so of a middle-distance race like few of his peers and he came through to finish second just 0.15 behind Kiprop, just edging out New Zealand’s 20008 Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis, who was third in 3:39.96.

USA’s Ben Blenkenship and Great Britain’s Charlie Grice took fourth and fifth place in what was essentially a seven-man sprint for the line.

The second semi-final followed a similar pattern.

Uganda’s Ronald Musagala took the field through the majority of the first half of the race before passing 800m in 2:03.59, very marginally faster than the first semi-final.

Ayanlah Souleiman shortly afterwards moved his way to the front and Djibouti’s 2014 world indoor champion was still ahead at the bell and then as they entered the back straight for the last time.

Down the back straight, Kenya’s Ronald Kwemoi challenged and then went past Souleiman in the home straight and the USA’s two-time world championships medallist Matt Centrowicz also duelled with the two East Africans down the home straight.

Kwemoi crossed the line in 3:39.42 – running close to 52 seconds for the last lap as the official results, with Souleiman in the lead, gave the final 400m split as 52.53 – with Souleiman 0.04 further back and Centrowitz taking third in 3:39.61.

Australia’s Ryan Gregson and USA’s Robby Andrews took fourth and fifth places, the latter giving USA a trio of runners in the final, but early pacemaker Musagala’s sixth place in 3:40.37 was not quite quick enough to see him progress as one of the two non-automatic qualifiers with Morocco’s London 2012 Olympic Games bronze medallist Abdelaati Iguider and Canada’s Nate Brannen going through to the final on time.  

Kenya’s IAAF World Championships Beijing 2015 silver medallist Elijah Manangoi did not start the second semi-final for an unstated reason.

Phil Minshull for the IAAF

1500 m Men     Semifinal 1 18 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 3.39.73   Q Asbel Kiprop   KEN 30 Jun 89    
2 3.39.88   Q Taoufik Makhloufi   ALG 29 Apr 88    
3 3.39.96   Q Nick Willis   NZL 25 Apr 83    
4 3.39.99   Q Ben Blankenship   USA 15 Dec 89    
5 3.40.05   Q Charlie Grice   GBR 7 Nov 93    
7 3.40.20   q Nate Brannen   CAN 8 Sep 82    
8 3.40.53     Benson Seurei   BRN 27 Mar 84    
9 3.40.83     Jakub Holuša   CZE 20 Feb 88    
10 3.41.42     Dawit Wolde   ETH 19 May 91    
11 3.42.51     Henrik Ingebrigtsen   NOR 24 Feb 91    
12 3.43.71     Pieter-Jan Hannes   BEL 30 Oct 92    
13 3.48.66     Brahim Kaazouzi   MAR 15 Jun 90    
1500 m Men     Semifinal 2 18 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 3.39.42   Q Ronald Kwemoi   KEN 19 Sep 95    
2 3.39.46   Q Ayanleh Souleiman   DJI 3 Dec 92    
3 3.39.61   Q Matthew Centrowitz   USA 18 Oct 89    
4 3.40.02   Q Ryan Gregson   AUS 26 Apr 90    
5 3.40.37   Q Ronald Musagala   UGA 16 Dec 92    
6 3.40.69     Mekonnen Gebremedhin   ETH 11 Oct 88    
7 3.40.76     Homiyu Tesfaye   GER 23 Jun 93    
8 3.40.79     Charles Philibert-Thiboutot   CAN 31 Dec 90    
9 3.40.93     Fouad El Kaam   MAR 27 May 88    
10 3.44.27     Chris O'Hare   GBR 23 Nov 90    
11 3.56.54    q David Bustos   ESP 25 Aug 90    
  DQ     Robby Andrews   USA 29 Mar 91 3:40.25  
  DNS     Elijah Manangoi   KEN 5 Jan 93    
16 AUG 2016 Report Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Report: men's 1500m heats – Rio 2016 Olympic Games

Three-time world champion and 2008 Olympic gold medallist Asbel Kiprop progressed smoothly to Thursday’s 1500m semi-finals with a comfortable win in the first heat on Tuesday.

Kiprop lingered towards the back of the leading pack for much of the race, as France’s Florian Carvalho made the pace through to 900 metres, but then started to ease past his rivals with 300 metres to go.

With the race passing though 1200 metres in 2:57.68, this pace was well within Kiprop’s comfort zone.

He was third going into the final bend and then his long, almost languid, stride took him into the lead and he managed to repel all challenges down the home straight.

In truth, with the first six to go through, nobody who could be a serious challenger was challenging too hard, but Kiprop’s performance was still a confident display of running.

Australia’s Ryan Gregson took second in 3:39.13, Djibouti’s 2014 world indoor champion Ayanleh Souleiman was third in 3:39.25, just 0.01 ahead of Great Britain’s Chris O’Hare while USA’s two-time World Championships medallist Matt Centrowicz was equally assured when needing only to exert himself a little bit over the final 50 metres to get fifth place.

The second heat was less straightforward in the manner of its delivery and its outcome.

World silver medallist Elijah Manangoi from Kenya led from almost the gun to tape, controlling the pace as he wished in a much slower heat than the first one. In the end he was just pipped by 2012 Olympic champion Taoufik Makhloufi, who eased through in the final two metres to secure the win, the Algerian back on the track barely 12 hours after winning the 800m silver medal in Rio.

Makhloufi won in 3:46.82 with Manangoi just 0.01 in arrears.

Ingebrigtsen in trouble

USA’s Robby Andrews had to work hard down the home straight but finished third in the traditional first-round heat mass sprint for the line, clocking 3:46.97.

Behind the leading trio though there was a modicum of controversy.

Norway’s European champion Filip Ingebrigtsen was waging a physical battle in the middle of the leading pack during some of the race and, after he had finished in fifth place, he was judged to have impeded Charlie Grice and Homiyu Tesfaye. 

Ingebrigtsen was subsequently disqualified follwoing seperate protests by the Geat Britain and Germany teams, and both Grice and Tesfaye were advanced to the semi-finals despite having finished outside of the top six.

Knowing what was required to advance as one of the fastest non-automatic qualifiers, not surprisingly the third heat was faster. In terms of the way it unfolded, it was similar to the previous heats with a large group still in contention at the bell and content to just sprint for the line coming off the final bend.

Czech Republic’s Jakub Holusa, who is hard to beat in races at this speed owing to his sprint abilities, won in 3:38.31 with Kenya’s highly rated 20-year-old Ronald Kwemoi just 0.02 behind and Morocco’s world bronze medallist Abdalaati Iguider third a further 0.07 back.

Norway's 2012 European 1500m champion Henrik Ingebrigtsen, unaware of the debate about his younger brother’s actions in the previous heat, secured his own place in the semi-finals in fifth place, just in front of 2008 Olympic silver medallist Nick Willis from New Zealand.

Being the quickest heat, the next four men across the line progressed as non-automatic qualifiers but Turkey’s 2012 world indoor silver medallist Ilham Tanui Ozbilen looked far from his best form and could only finish 12th and was eliminated.

Phil Minshull for the IAAF

1500 m Men     Heat 1 16 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 3.38.97   Q Asbel Kiprop   KEN 30 Jun 89    
2 3.39.13   Q Ryan Gregson   AUS 26 Apr 90    
3 3.39.25   Q Ayanleh Souleiman   DJI 3 Dec 92    
4 3.39.26   Q Chris O'Hare   GBR 23 Nov 90    
5 3.39.31   Q Matthew Centrowitz   USA 18 Oct 89    
6 3.39.51   Q Fouad El Kaam   MAR 27 May 88    
7 3.39.73   q David Bustos   ESP 25 Aug 90    
8 3.40.04   q Charles Philibert-Thiboutot   CAN 31 Dec 90    
9 3.40.40     Julian Matthews   NZL 21 Jul 88    
10 3.41.87     Florian Carvalho   FRA 9 Mar 89    
11 3.44.42     Thiago André   BRA 4 Aug 95    
12 3.45.27     Santino Kenyi Oreng   SSD     NR , PB
13 4.02.35     Saud Al-Zaabi   UAE 7 Aug 88   PB
  DNS     Aman Wote   ETH 18 Apr 84    
1500 m Men     Heat 2 16 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 3.46.82   Q Taoufik Makhloufi   ALG 29 Apr 88    
2 3.46.83   Q Elijah Manangoi   KEN 5 Jan 93    
3 3.46.97   Q Robby Andrews   USA 29 Mar 91    
4 3.47.07   Q Nate Brannen   CAN 8 Sep 82    
5 3.47.33   Q Mekonnen Gebremedhin   ETH 11 Oct 88    
6 3.47.39   Q Brahim Kaazouzi   MAR 15 Jun 90    
7 3.47.44   q Homiyu Tesfaye   GER 23 Jun 93    
8 3.48.18     Hamish Carson   NZL 1 Nov 88    
10 3.48.51   q Charlie Grice   GBR 7 Nov 93    
11 4.03.96     Paulo Amotun Lokoro   SSD 93   PB
12 4.11.35     Augusto Ramos Soares   TLS 22 Aug 86   PB
  DQ     Filip Ingebrigtsen   NOR 20 Apr 93    
1500 m Men     Heat 3 16 August        
Rank Mark Wind   Athlete Country NOC Birth Date   Records
1 3.38.31   Q Jakub Holuša   CZE 20 Feb 88    
2 3.38.33   Q Ronald Kwemoi   KEN 19 Sep 95    
4 3.38.45   Q Ronald Musagala   UGA 16 Dec 92    
5 3.38.50   Q Henrik Ingebrigtsen   NOR 24 Feb 91    
6 3.38.55   Q Nick Willis   NZL 25 Apr 83    
7 3.38.82   q Benson Seurei   BRN 27 Mar 84    
8 3.38.89   q Pieter-Jan Hannes   BEL 30 Oct 92    
9 3.38.92   q Ben Blankenship   USA 15 Dec 89    
10 3.39.29   q Dawit Wolde   ETH 19 May 91    
11 3.40.63     Salim Keddar   ALG 23 Nov 93    
12 3.44.51     Luke Mathews   AUS 21 Jun 95    
13 3.49.02     İlham Tanui Özbilen   TUR 5 Mar 90   SB
14 3.58.99     Mohammed Rageh   YEM 1 Jan 98   PB
15 4.00.30     Erick Rodriguez   NCA 1 Jun 90    

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Heat 1

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:38.97 Q
2 Ryan Gregson  Australia 3:39.13 Q
3 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti 3:39.25 Q
4 Chris O'Hare  Great Britain 3:39.26 Q
5 Matthew Centrowitz  United States 3:39.31 Q
6 Fouad Elkaam  Morocco 3:39.51 Q
7 David Bustos  Spain 3:39.73 q
8 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot  Canada 3:40.04 q
9 Julian Matthews  New Zealand 3:40.40  
10 Florian Carvalho  France 3:41.87  
11 Thiago André  Brazil 3:44.42  
12 Santino Kenyi  South Sudan 3:45.27  
13 Saud Al-Zaabi  United Arab Emirates 4:02.35  
- Aman Wote  Ethiopia DNS

Heat 2

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Taoufik Makhloufi  Algeria 3:46.82 Q
2 Elijah Motonei Manangoi  Kenya 3:46.83 Q
3 Robby Andrews  United States 3:46.97 Q
4 Nathan Brannen  Canada 3:47.07 Q
5 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:47.33 Q
6 Brahim Kaazouzi  Morocco 3:47.39 Q
7 Homiyu Tesfaye  Germany 3:47.44 q
8 Hamish Carson  New Zealand 3:48.18  
9 Adel Mechaal  Spain 3:48.41  
10 Charlie Grice  Great Britain 3:48.51 q
11 Paulo Lokoro  Refugee Olympic Team 4:03.96  
12 Augusto Soares  East Timor 4:11.35 PB
Abdi Waiss Mouhyadin  Djibouti DNF  
Filip Ingebrigtsen  Norway DQ R163.2

Heat 3

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Jakub Holusa  Czech Republic 3:38.31 Q
2 Ronald Kwemoi  Kenya 3:38.33 Q
3 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:38.40 Q
4 Ronald Musagala  Uganda 3:38.45 Q
5 Henrik Ingebrigtsen  Norway 3:38.50 Q
6 Nicholas Willis  New Zealand 3:38.55 Q
7 Benson Kiplagat Seurei  Bahrain 3:38.82 q
8 Pieter-Jan Hannes  Belgium 3:38.89 q
9 Ben Blankenship  United States 3:38.92 q
10 Dawit Wolde  Ethiopia 3:39.29 q
11 Salim Keddar  Algeria 3:40.63  
12 Luke Mathews  Australia 3:44.51  
13 Ilham Tanui Ozbilen  Turkey 3:49.02  
14 Mohammed Rageh  Yemen 3:58.99  
15 Erick Rodríguez  Nicaragua 4:00.30  


Semifinal 1

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:39.73 Q
2 Taoufik Makhloufi  Algeria 3:39.88 Q
3 Nicholas Willis  New Zealand 3:39.96 Q
4 Ben Blankenship  United States 3:39.99 Q
5 Charlie Grice  Great Britain 3:40.05 Q
6 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:40.11 q
7 Nathan Brannen  Canada 3:40.20 q
8 Benson Kiplagat Seurei  Bahrain 3:40.53  
9 Jakub Holusa  Czech Republic 3:40.83  
10 Dawit Wolde  Ethiopia 3:41.42  
11 Henrik Ingebrigtsen  Norway 3:42.51  
12 Pieter-Jan Hannes  Belgium 3:43.71  
13 Brahim Kaazouzi  Morocco 3:48.66  

Semifinal 2

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Ronald Kwemoi  Kenya 3:39.42 Q
2 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti 3:39.46 Q
3 Matthew Centrowitz  United States 3:39.61 Q
4 Ryan Gregson  Australia 3:40.02 Q
5 Ronald Musagala  Uganda 3:40.37 Q
6 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:40.69  
7 Homiyu Tesfaye  Germany 3:40.76  
8 Charles Philibert-Thiboutot  Canada 3:40.79  
9 Fouad Elkaam  Morocco 3:40.93  
10 Chris O'Hare  Great Britain 3:44.27  
11 David Bustos  Spain 3:56.54 q[a]
Robby Andrews  United States DQ R163.4
Elijah Manangoi  Kenya DNS  


[a] Bustos was given a place in the final after the video referee deemed he had been impeded by another competitor, by rule 163.2a.


Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.  United States 3:50.00  
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Taoufik Makhloufi  Algeria 3:50.11  
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Nick Willis  New Zealand 3:50.24  
4 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti 3:50.29  
5 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:50.58  
6 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:50.87  
7 David Bustos  Spain 3:51.06  
8 Ben Blankenship  United States 3:51.09  
9 Ryan Gregson  Australia 3:51.39  
10 Nathan Brannen  Canada 3:51.45  
11 Ronald Musagala  Uganda 3:51.68  
12 Charlie Grice  Great Britain 3:51.73  
13 Ronald Kwemoi  Kenya 3:56.76  


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