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The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run (typically pronounced 'fifteen-hundred metres') is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics. The distance has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 and the World Championships in Athletics since 1983. It is equivalent to 1.5 kilometers or approximately ​1516 miles.

Athletics
1500 metres
The three Olavis.jpg
Olavi Salsola, Olavi Salonen and Olavi Vuorisalo (The three Olavis) break the 1,500 m world record in 1957 in Turku, Finland.
Men's records
World  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00 (1998)
Olympic  Noah Ngeny (KEN) 3:32.07 (2000)
Women's records
World  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) 3:50.07 (2015)
Olympic  Paula Ivan (ROM) 3:53.96 (1988)

The demands of the race are similar to that of the 800 metres, but with a slightly higher emphasis on aerobic endurance and a slightly lower sprint speed requirement. The 1500 metre race is predominantly aerobic, but anaerobic conditioning is also required.[1]

Each lap run during the world-record race run by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco in 1998 in Rome, Italy averaged just under 55 seconds (or under 13.8 seconds per 100 metres).[2] 1,500 metres is three and three-quarter laps around a 400-metre track. During the 1970s and 1980s this race was dominated by British runners, along with an occasional Finn, American, or New Zealander, but through the 1990s a large number of African runners began to take over in being the masters of this race, with runners from Kenya, Morocco, and Algeria winning the Olympic gold medals.

In the Modern Olympic Games, the men's 1,500-metre race has been contested from the beginning, and at every Olympic Games since. The first winner, in 1896, was Edwin Flack of Australia, who also won the first gold medal in the 800-metre race. The women's 1,500-metre race was first added to the Summer Olympics in 1972, and the winner of the first gold medal was Lyudmila Bragina of the Soviet Union. During the Olympic Games of 1972 through 2008, the women's 1,500-metre race has been won by three Soviets plus one Russian, one Italian, one Romanian, one Briton, one Kenyan, and two Algerians. The 2012 Olympic results are still undecided as a result of multiple doping cases. The best women's times for the race were controversially[3] set by Chinese runners, all set in the same race on just two dates 4 years apart at the Chinese National Games. At least one of those top Chinese athletes has admitted to being part of a doping program.[4] The women's record was finally surpassed by Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia in 2015.

In American high schools, the mile run (which is 1609.344 metres in length) and the 1,600-metre run, also colloquially referred to as "metric mile", are more frequently run than the 1,500-metre run, since US customary units are better-known in America. Which distance is used depends on which state the high school is in, and, for convenience, national rankings are standardized by converting all 1,600-metre run times to their mile run equivalents.[5]

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StrategyEdit

Many 1500 metres events, particularly at the championship level, turn into slow, strategic races, with the pace quickening and competitors jockeying for position in the final lap to settle the race in a final sprint. Such is the difficulty of maintaining the pace throughout the duration of the event, most records are set in planned races led by pacemakers who sacrifice their opportunity to win by leading the early laps at a fast pace before dropping out.

"The person who wins the race is behind watching"

— Filbert Bayi, former world record holder[6]

Continental recordsEdit

Area Men Women
Time (s) Athlete Nation Time (s) Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 3:26.00 WR Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 3:50.07 WR Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia
Asia (records) 3:29.14 Rashid Ramzi   Bahrain 3:50.46 Yunxia Qu   China
Europe (records) 3:28.81 Mo Farah   Great Britain 3:52.47 Tatyana Kazankina   Soviet Union
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
3:29.30 Bernard Lagat   United States 3:56.29 Shannon Rowbury   United States
Oceania (records) 3:29.66 Nick Willis   New Zealand 4:00.86 Linden Hall   Australia
South America (records) 3:33.25 Hudson de Souza   Brazil 4:05.67 Letitia Vriesde   Suriname

All-time top 25Edit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of September 2018.[7]
Rank Result Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1 3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj   Morocco 14 July 1998 Rome
2 3:26.34 Bernard Lagat   Kenya 24 August 2001 Brussels
3 3:26.69 Asbel Kiprop   Kenya 17 July 2015 Monaco [8]
4 3:27.37 Noureddine Morceli   Algeria 12 July 1995 Nice
5 3:27.64 Silas Kiplagat   Kenya 18 July 2014 Monaco [9]
6 3:28.12 Noah Ngeny   Kenya 11 August 2000 Zürich
7 3:28.41 Timothy Cheruiyot   Kenya 20 July 2018 Monaco [10]
8 3:28.75 Taoufik Makhloufi   Algeria 17 July 2015 Monaco [11]
9 3:28.79 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 17 July 2015 Monaco [12]
10 3:28.80 Elijah Manangoi   Kenya 21 July 2017 Monaco [13]
11 3:28.81 Mo Farah   Great Britain 19 July 2013 Monaco [14]
3:28.81 Ronald Kwemoi   Kenya 18 July 2014 Monaco [15]
13 3:28.95 Fermín Cacho   Spain 13 August 1997 Zürich
14 3:28.98 Mehdi Baala   France 5 September 2003 Brussels
15 3:29.02 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen   Kenya 14 July 2006 Rome
16 3:29.14 Rashid Ramzi   Bahrain 14 July 2006 Rome
17 3:29.18 Venuste Niyongabo   Burundi 22 August 1997 Brussels
18 3:29.29 William Chirchir   Kenya 24 August 2001 Brussels
19 3:29.46 Said Aouita   Morocco 23 August 1985 Berlin
20 3:29.46 Daniel Komen   Kenya 16 August 1997 Monaco
21 3:29.47 Augustine Choge   Kenya 14 June 2009 Berlin [16]
22 3:29.50 Caleb Ndiku   Kenya 19 July 2013 Monaco
23 3:29.51 Ali Saidi-Sief   Algeria 4 July 2001 Brussels
24 3:29.53 Amine Laalou   Morocco 22 July 2010 Monaco
25 3:29.58 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti 18 July 2014 Monaco

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times superior to 3:28.00:

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of September 2018.[17]
Rank Res. Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1 3:50.07 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 17 July 2015 Fontvieille [18]
2 3:50.46 Yunxia Qu   China 11 September 1993 Beijing
3 3:50.98 Bo Jiang   China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
4 3:51.34 Yinglai Lang   China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
5 3:51.92 Junxia Wang   China 11 September 1993 Beijing
6 3:52.47 Tatyana Kazankina   Soviet Union 13 August 1980 Zürich
7 3:53.91 Lili Yin   China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
8 3:53.96 Paula Ivan   Romania 1 October 1988 Seoul
9 3:53.97 Lixin Lan   China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
10 3:54.23 Olga Dvirna   Soviet Union 27 July 1982 Kiev
11 3:54.52 Zhang Ling   China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
12 3:55.07 Yanmei Dong   China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
13 3:55.22 Laura Muir   Great Britain 27 August 2016 Saint-Denis [19]
14 3:55.30 Hassiba Boulmerka   Algeria 8 August 1992 Barcelona
15 3:55.33 Sureyya Ayhan   Turkey 5 September 2003 Brussels
16 3:55.68 Yuliya Fomenko   Russia 8 July 2006 Paris
17 3:56.05 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 17 July 2015 Fontvieille [20]
18 3:56.14 Zamira Zaitseva   Soviet Union 27 July 1982 Kiev
19 3:56.18 Maryam Yusuf Jamal   Bahrain 27 August 2006 Rieti
20 3:56.29 Shannon Rowbury   United States 17 July 2015 Fontvieille [21]
21 3:56.31 Dong Liu   China 17 October 1997 Shanghai
22 3:56.41 Faith Kipyegon   Kenya 28 May 2016 Eugene [22]
23 3:56.43 Elena Soboleva   Russia 8 July 2006 Paris
24 3:56.50 Tatyana Pozdnyakova   Soviet Union 27 July 1982 Kiev
25 3:56.54 Abeba Aregawi   Ethiopia 31 May 2012 Rome

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times superior to 3:55.50:

Non-legalEdit

The following athlete had their performance (superior to 3:56.50) annulled due to a doping violation:

Olympic medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
details
Edwin Flack
  Australia
Arthur Blake
  United States
Albin Lermusiaux
  France
1900 Paris
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Charles Bennett
  Great Britain
Henri Deloge
  France
John Bray
  United States
1904 St. Louis
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Jim Lightbody
  United States
Frank Verner
  United States
Lacey Hearn
  United States
1908 London
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Mel Sheppard
  United States
Harold Wilson
  Great Britain
Norman Hallows
  Great Britain
1912 Stockholm
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Arnold Jackson
  Great Britain
Abel Kiviat
  United States
Norman Taber
  United States
1920 Antwerp
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Albert Hill
  Great Britain
Philip Baker
  Great Britain
Lawrence Shields
  United States
1924 Paris
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Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Willy Schärer
  Switzerland
H. B. Stallard
  Great Britain
1928 Amsterdam
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Harri Larva
  Finland
Jules Ladoumègue
  France
Eino Purje
  Finland
1932 Los Angeles
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Luigi Beccali
  Italy
Jerry Cornes
  Great Britain
Phil Edwards
  Canada
1936 Berlin
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Jack Lovelock
  New Zealand
Glenn Cunningham
  United States
Luigi Beccali
  Italy
1948 London
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Henry Eriksson
  Sweden
Lennart Strand
  Sweden
Willem Slijkhuis
  Netherlands
1952 Helsinki
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Josy Barthel
  Luxembourg
Bob McMillen
  United States
Werner Lueg
  Germany
1956 Melbourne
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Ron Delany
  Ireland
Klaus Richtzenhain
  United Team of Germany
John Landy
  Australia
1960 Rome
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Herb Elliott
  Australia
Michel Jazy
  France
István Rózsavölgyi
  Hungary
1964 Tokyo
details
Peter Snell
  New Zealand
Josef Odložil
  Czechoslovakia
John Davies
  New Zealand
1968 Mexico City
details
Kipchoge Keino
  Kenya
Jim Ryun
  United States
Bodo Tümmler
  West Germany
1972 Munich
details
Pekka Vasala
  Finland
Kipchoge Keino
  Kenya
Rod Dixon
  New Zealand
1976 Montreal
details
John Walker
  New Zealand
Ivo Van Damme
  Belgium
Paul-Heinz Wellmann
  West Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Jürgen Straub
  East Germany
Steve Ovett
  Great Britain
1984 Los Angeles
details
Sebastian Coe
  Great Britain
Steve Cram
  Great Britain
José Manuel Abascal
  Spain
1988 Seoul
details
Peter Rono
  Kenya
Peter Elliott
  Great Britain
Jens-Peter Herold
  East Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Fermín Cacho
  Spain
Rachid El Basir
  Morocco
Mohamed Suleiman
  Qatar
1996 Atlanta
details
Noureddine Morceli
  Algeria
Fermín Cacho
  Spain
Stephen Kipkorir
  Kenya
2000 Sydney
details
Noah Ngeny
  Kenya
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
Bernard Lagat
  Kenya
2004 Athens
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
Bernard Lagat
  Kenya
Rui Silva
  Portugal
2008 Beijing
details
Asbel Kiprop
  Kenya
Nick Willis
  New Zealand
Mehdi Baala
  France
2012 London
details
Taoufik Makhloufi
  Algeria
Leonel Manzano
  United States
Abdalaati Iguider
  Morocco
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Matthew Centrowitz Jr.
  United States
Taoufik Makhloufi
  Algeria
Nick Willis
  New Zealand

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Munich
details
Lyudmila Bragina
  Soviet Union
Gunhild Hoffmeister
  East Germany
Paola Pigni
  Italy
1976 Montreal
details
Tatyana Kazankina
  Soviet Union
Gunhild Hoffmeister
  East Germany
Ulrike Klapezynski
  East Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Tatyana Kazankina
  Soviet Union
Christiane Wartenberg
  East Germany
Nadezhda Olizarenko
  Soviet Union
1984 Los Angeles
details
Gabriella Dorio
  Italy
Doina Melinte
  Romania
Maricica Puică
  Romania
1988 Seoul
details
Paula Ivan
  Romania
Laimutė Baikauskaitė
  Soviet Union
Tetyana Samolenko
  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
details
Hassiba Boulmerka
  Algeria
Lyudmila Rogachova
  Unified Team
Qu Yunxia
  China
1996 Atlanta
details
Svetlana Masterkova
  Russia
Gabriela Szabo
  Romania
Theresia Kiesl
  Austria
2000 Sydney
details
Nouria Mérah-Benida
  Algeria
Violeta Szekely
  Romania
Gabriela Szabo
  Romania
2004 Athens
details
Kelly Holmes
  Great Britain
Tatyana Tomashova
  Russia
Maria Cioncan
  Romania
2008 Beijing
details
Nancy Langat
  Kenya
Iryna Lishchynska
  Ukraine
Nataliya Tobias
  Ukraine
2012 London
details
Vacant[23] Vacant[24] Maryam Yusuf Jamal
  Bahrain
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Faith Kipyegon
  Kenya
Genzebe Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Jennifer Simpson
  United States

World Championship medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
  Steve Cram (GBR)   Steve Scott (USA)   Saïd Aouita (MAR)
1987 Rome
details
  Abdi Bile (SOM)   José Luis González (ESP)   Jim Spivey (USA)
1991 Tokyo
details
  Noureddine Morceli (ALG)   Wilfred Kirochi (KEN)   Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER)
1993 Stuttgart
details
  Noureddine Morceli (ALG)   Fermín Cacho (ESP)   Abdi Bile (SOM)
1995 Gothenburg
details
  Noureddine Morceli (ALG)   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Vénuste Niyongabo (BDI)
1997 Athens
details
  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Fermín Cacho (ESP)   Reyes Estévez (ESP)
1999 Seville
details
  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Noah Ngeny (KEN)   Reyes Estévez (ESP)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Bernard Lagat (KEN)   Driss Maazouzi (FRA)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Mehdi Baala (FRA)   Ivan Heshko (UKR)
2005 Helsinki
details
  Rashid Ramzi (BHR)   Adil Kaouch (MAR)   Rui Silva (POR)
2007 Osaka
details
  Bernard Lagat (USA)   Rashid Ramzi (BHR)   Shedrack Kibet Korir (KEN)
2009 Berlin
details
  Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR)   Deresse Mekonnen (ETH)   Bernard Lagat (USA)
2011 Daegu
details
  Asbel Kiprop (KEN)   Silas Kiplagat (KEN)   Matthew Centrowitz (USA)
2013 Moscow
details
  Asbel Kiprop (KEN)   Matthew Centrowitz (USA)   Johan Cronje (RSA)
2015 Beijing
details
  Asbel Kiprop (KEN)   Elijah Manangoi (KEN)   Abdalaati Iguider (MAR)
2017 London
details
  Elijah Manangoi (KEN)   Timothy Cheruiyot (KEN)   Filip Ingebrigtsen (NOR)

WomenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
  Mary Decker (USA)   Zamira Zaytseva (URS)   Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS)
1987 Rome
details
  Tetyana Samolenko (URS)   Hildegard Körner (GDR)   Doina Melinte (ROU)
1991 Tokyo
details
  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG)   Tetyana Dorovskikh (URS)   Lyudmila Rogachova (URS)
1993 Stuttgart
details
  Liu Dong (CHN)   Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)   Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG)
1995 Gothenburg
details
  Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG)   Kelly Holmes (GBR)   Carla Sacramento (POR)
1997 Athens
details
  Carla Sacramento (POR)   Regina Jacobs (USA)   Anita Weyermann (SUI)
1999 Seville
details
  Svetlana Masterkova (RUS)   Regina Jacobs (USA)   Kutre Dulecha (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Gabriela Szabo (ROU)   Violeta Szekely (ROU)   Natalya Gorelova (RUS)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Tatyana Tomashova (RUS)   Süreyya Ayhan (TUR)   Hayley Tullett (GBR)
2005 Helsinki
details
  Tatyana Tomashova (RUS)   Olga Yegorova (RUS)   Bouchra Ghezielle (FRA)
2007 Osaka
details
  Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR)   Iryna Lishchynska (UKR)   Daniela Yordanova (BUL)
2009 Berlin
details
  Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR)   Lisa Dobriskey (GBR)   Shannon Rowbury (USA)
2011 Daegu
details
  Jennifer Simpson (USA)   Hannah England (GBR)   Natalia Rodríguez (ESP)
2013 Moscow
details
  Abeba Aregawi (SWE)   Jennifer Simpson (USA)   Hellen Obiri (KEN)
2015 Beijing
details
  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)   Faith Kipyegon (KEN)   Sifan Hassan (NED)
2017 London
details
  Faith Kipyegon (KEN)   Jennifer Simpson (USA)   Caster Semenya (RSA)

European Championship medalistsEdit

World Indoor Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]   Michael Hillardt (AUS)   José Luis González (ESP)   Joseph Chesire (KEN)
1987 Indianapolis
details
  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL)   José Manuel Abascal (ESP)   Han Kulker (NED)
1989 Budapest
details
  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL)   Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GDR)   Jeff Atkinson (USA)
1991 Seville
details
  Noureddine Morceli (ALG)   Fermín Cacho (ESP)   Mário Silva (POR)
1993 Toronto
details
  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL)   David Strang (GBR)   Branko Zorko (CRO)
1995 Barcelona
details
  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Mateo Cañellas (ESP)   Erik Nedeau (USA)
1997 Paris
details
  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Rüdiger Stenzel (GER)   William Tanui (KEN)
1999 Maebashi
details
  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Laban Rotich (KEN)   Andrés Manuel Díaz (ESP)
2001 Lisbon
details
  Rui Silva (POR)   Reyes Estévez (ESP)   Noah Ngeny (KEN)
2003 Birmingham
details
  Driss Maazouzi (FRA)   Bernard Lagat (KEN)   Abdelkader Hachlaf (MAR)
2004 Budapest
details
  Paul Korir (KEN)   Ivan Heshko (UKR)   Laban Rotich (KEN)
2006 Moscow
details
  Ivan Heshko (UKR)   Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (KEN)   Elkanah Angwenyi (KEN)
2008 Valencia
details
  Deresse Mekonnen (ETH)   Daniel Kipchirchir Komen (KEN)   Juan Carlos Higuero (ESP)
2010 Doha
details
  Deresse Mekonnen (ETH)   Abdalaati Iguider (MAR)   Haron Keitany (KEN)
2012 Istanbul
details
  Abdalaati Iguider (MAR)   İlham Tanui Özbilen (TUR)   Mekonnen Gebremedhin (ETH)
2014 Sopot
details
  Ayanleh Souleiman (DJI)   Aman Wote (ETH)   Abdalaati Iguider (MAR)
2016 Portland
details
  Matthew Centrowitz Jr. (USA)   Jakub Holuša (CZE)   Nick Willis (NZL)
2018 Birmingham
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  Samuel Tefera (ETH)   Marcin Lewandowski (POL)   Abdalaati Iguider (MAR)

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1985 Paris[A]   Elly van Hulst (NED)   Fița Lovin (ROU)   Brit McRoberts (CAN)
1987 Indianapolis
details
  Doina Melinte (ROU)   Tatyana Samolenko (URS)   Svetlana Kitova (URS)
1989 Budapest
details
  Doina Melinte (ROU)   Svetlana Kitova (URS)   Yvonne Mai (GDR)
1991 Seville
details
  Lyudmila Rogachova (URS)   Ivana Kubešová (TCH)   Tudorita Chidu (ROU)
1993 Toronto
details
  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (RUS)   Violeta Beclea (ROU)   Sandra Gasser (SUI)
1995 Barcelona
details
  Regina Jacobs (USA)   Carla Sacramento (POR)   Maite Zúñiga (ESP)
1997 Paris
details
  Yekaterina Podkopayeva (RUS)   Patricia Djaté-Taillard (FRA)   Lidia Chojecka (POL)
1999 Maebashi
details
  Gabriela Szabo (ROU)   Violeta Beclea-Szekely (ROU)   Lidia Chojecka (POL)
2001 Lisbon
details
  Hasna Benhassi (MAR)   Violeta Beclea-Szekely (ROU)   Natalya Gorelova (RUS)
2003 Birmingham
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  Regina Jacobs (USA)   Kelly Holmes (GBR)   Yekaterina Rozenberg (RUS)
2004 Budapest
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  Kutre Dulecha (ETH)   Carmen Douma-Hussar (CAN)   Gulnara Galkina (RUS)
2006 Moscow
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  Yuliya Fomenko (RUS)   Yelena Soboleva (RUS)   Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR)
2008 Valencia
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  Gelete Burka (ETH)   Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR)   Daniela Yordanova (BUL)
2010 Doha
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  Kalkidan Gezahegne (ETH)   Natalia Rodríguez (ESP)   Gelete Burka (ETH)
2012 Istanbul
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  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)   Mariem Alaoui Selsouli (MAR)   Hind Dehiba (FRA)
2014 Sopot
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  Abeba Aregawi (SWE)   Axumawit Embaye (ETH)   Nicole Sifuentes (CAN)
2016 Portland
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  Sifan Hassan (NED)   Dawit Seyaum (ETH)   Gudaf Tsegay (ETH)
2018 Birmingham
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  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)   Laura Muir (GBR)   Sifan Hassan (NED)
  • A Known as the World Indoor Games

Season's bestsEdit

  • "i" indicates performance on 200m indoor track

Other sportsEdit

1,500 metres is also an event in swimming and speed skating. The world records for the distance in swimming for men are 14:31.02 (swum in a 50-metre pool) by Sun Yang, 14:08.06 (swum in a 25-metre pool) by Gregorio Paltrinieri; and by women 15:25.48 (swum in a 50-metre pool)[27] by Katie Ledecky, and 15:19.71 (swum in a 25-metre pool) by Mireia Belmonte García.

The world records for the distance in speed skating are 1:41.04 by Shani Davis and 1:50.85 by Heather Richardson-Bergsma.[28]

Notes and referencesEdit

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  2. ^ iaaf.org - 0 Toplists M - O
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  4. ^ "Athletics world records blow as Wang Junxia 'admits' being part of Chinese state-sponsored doping regime". Retrieved 2016-08-13. 
  5. ^ McCune R. R. (2011-07-11). Verzbicas Breaks Four. Lets Run. Retrieved on 2012-02-07.
  6. ^ http://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/commonwealth-games/cwg-news/bayis-record-may-be-gone-but-it-should-never-be-forgotten.23308390
  7. ^ "All-time men's best 1500m". alltime-athletics.com. 26 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018. 
  8. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 17 July 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  9. ^ Mike Rowbottom (18 July 2014). "Kiplagat shows his class with 3:27.64 in Monaco - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  10. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 20 July 2018. Retrieved 1 August 2018. 
  11. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 17 July 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
  12. ^ "1500m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 17 July 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 18 July 2015. 
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