Olympic Results: Men’s 1500m Final

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    • #1784

      The big news here has to be that Hicham El Guerrouj has finally gotten the one thing that has eluded him in the event he has dominated for several years now. Lagat was only 0.12 of a second back.

      1 MAR EL GUERROUJ Hicham 3:34.18

      2 KEN LAGAT Bernard 3:34.30

      3 POR SILVA Rui 3:34.68

      4 KEN KIPTANUI Timothy 3:35.61

      5 UKR HESHKO Ivan 3:35.82

      6 GBR EAST Michael 3:36.33

      7 ESP ESTEVEZ Reyes 3:36.63

      8 NED LIEFERS Gert-Jan 3:37.17

      9 MAR KAOUCH Adil 3:38.26

      10 ETH WENDIMU Mulugeta 3:38.33

      11 ALG BOULAHFANE Kamal 3:39.02

      12 KEN SONGOK Isaac Kiprono 3:41.72

    • #15456

      OK track historians…how did last night’s 1500 m final stack up with other Olympic 1500 finals as far as depth of field and excitement. Last night’s finish was pretty exciting and I’m glad El G. finally got one.

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      oops..sorry, that was me asking the question – forgot to log in – not that anyone here really knows me. thanks.

    • #15458

      I didn’t see the race but, looking at the field, I like the matchup of the two dominant forces (El G and Morceli) in 96 even better. Then, there’s the early 80s with the great British middle distance runners. Go back even farther and there are Olympic matchups like Kip Keino/Jim Ryun. It seems like the 1500 is simply an event that frequently offers great matchups. Of course, that’s just for the top runners. In total depth, this one is pretty impressive.

    • #15459

      Ryan, NBC has a video clip of the bell lap of the 1500 on their video section of http://www.nbcolympics.com It is well worth viewing to see the finish.

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