2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 1500 metres

The men's 1500 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 14–18 August.[1]

Men's 1500 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates14 August (heats)
16 August (semifinals)
18 August (final)
Competitors37 from 25 nations
Winning time3:36.28
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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For those competitors lucky enough to get into semifinal 1, they were treated to a rather pedestrian tactical race controlled by defending champion, Olympic champion and world leader Asbel Kiprop. If you can't kick with him, you go home. Semifinal 2 was a different story with a much faster pace all the time qualifiers came from this race, with several also rans left out with times faster than Kiprop.

With three Kenyans qualified, rumors were out that there would be a fast pace for the final. That wasn't the case, first Kiprop looked around for his teammates and they weren't there. On the second lap Nixon Chepseba took off into the lead, but all eyes were on Kiprop and nobody followed. Matthew Centrowitz took up the position directly behind Kiprop on the rail, Mekonnen Gebremedhin on his shoulder. For the next two laps Chipseba ran on his own, opening up as much as a 10-meter lead. But when the running got serious everybody jockeyed for position behind Kiprop, Chipseba acting more like a blockade. Kiprop didn't really unleash his kick until 90 meters from the finish. Centrowitz moved right with him following Kiprop to the line for silver, with Johan Cronje squeezing past Chipseba on the inside to take bronze.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00   Rome, Italy 14 July 1998
Championship record   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:27.65   Sevilla, Spain 24 August 1999
World Leading   Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 3:27.72   Monaco 19 July 2013
African Record   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00   Rome, Italy 14 July 1998
Asian Record   Rashid Ramzi (BHR) 3:29.14   Rome, Italy 14 July 2006
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Bernard Lagat (USA) 3:29.30   Rieti, Italy 28 August 2005
South American Record   Hudson de Souza (BRA) 3:33.25   Rieti, Italy 28 August 2005
European Record   Mo Farah (GBR) 3:28.81   Monaco 19 July 2013
Oceanian record   Nicholas Willis (NZL) 3:30.35   Monaco 20 July 2012

Qualification standardsEdit

A time B time
3:35.00 3:37.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
14 August 2013 10:35 Heats
16 August 2013 19:05 Semifinals
18 August 2013 17:25 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 6 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advanced to the semifinals.[2]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Asbel Kiprop   Kenya (KEN) 3:38.15 Q
2 3 Nixon Chepseba   Kenya (KEN) 3:38.37 Q
3 1 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco (MAR) 3:38.41 Q
4 1 Lopez Lomong   United States (USA) 3:38.48 Q
5 3 Nathan Brannen   Canada (CAN) 3:38.49 Q
6 3 Mekonnen Gebremedhin   Ethiopia (ETH) 3:38.55 Q
7 3 Bethwell Birgen   Kenya (KEN) 3:38.60 Q
8 3 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.   United States (USA) 3:38.62 Q
9 1 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti (DJI) 3:38.63 Q
10 3 Homiyu Tesfaye   Germany (GER) 3:38.66 Q
11 1 Florian Carvalho   France (FRA) 3:38.70 Q
12 1 Henrik Ingebrigtsen   Norway (NOR) 3:38.78 Q
13 3 Bouabdellah Tahri   France (FRA) 3:38.82 q
14 3 Chris O'Hare   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 3:38.86 q
15 1 Aman Wote   Ethiopia (ETH) 3:38.89 q
16 3 Mohamed Moustaoui   Morocco (MAR) 3:39.20 q
17 1 Valentin Smirnov   Russia (RUS) 3:39.21 q
18 2 Silas Kiplagat   Kenya (KEN) 3:39.31 Q
19 2 Leonel Manzano   United States (USA) 3:39.39 Q
20 2 İlham Tanui Özbilen   Turkey (TUR) 3:39.31 Q
21 1 Nick Willis   New Zealand (NZL) 3:39.89 q
22 2 Johan Cronje   South Africa (RSA) 3:39.95 Q
23 1 Mohamad Al-Garni   Qatar (QAT) 3:40.01
24 2 Carsten Schlangen   Germany (GER) 3:40.31 Q
25 3 Pieter-Jan Hannes   Belgium (BEL) 3:40.39
26 2 Zakaria Mazouzi   Morocco (MAR) 3:40.76 Q
27 2 Zebene Alemayehu   Ethiopia (ETH) 3:41.28
28 2 Andreas Vojta   Austria (AUT) 3:41.51
29 2 Emad Noor   Saudi Arabia (KSA) 3:41.68
30 1 David Bustos   Spain (ESP) 3:41.69
31 2 Simon Denissel   France (FRA) 3:42.06
32 3 Flavio Seholhe   Mozambique (MOZ) 3:53.18
33 3 Nabil Al-Garbi   Yemen (YEM) 3:59.95 SB
34 2 Omar Mohamed Abdi   Somalia (SOM) 4:00.00
35 3 Omar Bachir   Niger (NIG) 4:00.18 PB
36 1 Mamadou Barry   Guinea (GUI) 4:16.38 SB
37 1 Thinley Tenzin   Bhutan (BHU) 4:24.54 PB
2 Imed Touil   Algeria (ALG) DNS

SemifinalsEdit

Qualification: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[3]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba   Kenya (KEN) 3:35.88 Q
2 2 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.   United States (USA) 3:35.95 Q
3 2 Mohamed Moustaoui   Morocco (MAR) 3:36.12 Q
4 2 Florian Carvalho   France (FRA) 3:36.26 Q
5 2 Henrik Ingebrigtsen   Norway (NOR) 3:36.33 Q, SB
6 2 Homiyu Tesfaye   Germany (GER) 3:36.51 q
7 2 Nathan Brannen   Canada (CAN) 3:36.59 q
8 2 Aman Wote   Ethiopia (ETH) 3:36.94
9 2 Ilham Tanui Özbilen   Turkey (TUR) 3:37.07
10 2 Bethwell Birgen   Kenya (KEN) 3:37.34
11 2 Ayanleh Souleiman   Djibouti (DJI) 3:37.96
12 1 Asbel Kiprop   Kenya (KEN) 3:43.30 Q
13 1 Silas Kiplagat   Kenya (KEN) 3:43.52 Q
14 1 Mekonnen Gebremedhin   Ethiopia (ETH) 3:43.54 Q
15 1 Chris O'Hare   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 3:43.58 Q
16 1 Johan Cronje   South Africa (RSA) 3:43.71 Q
17 1 Lopez Lomong   United States (USA) 3:43.79
18 1 Nicholas Willis   New Zealand (NZL) 3:43.80
19 1 Leonel Manzano   United States (USA) 3:44.00
20 1 Bouabdellah Tahri   France (FRA) 3:44.24
21 2 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco (MAR) 3:44.36
22 1 Carsten Schlangen   Germany (GER) 3:44.44
23 1 Zakaria Mazouzi   Morocco (MAR) 3:45.54
24 1 Valentin Smirnov   Russia (RUS) 3:46.03

FinalEdit

The final was started at 17:25.[4]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  2 Asbel Kiprop   Kenya (KEN) 3:36.28
  5 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.   United States (USA) 3:36.78
  9 Johan Cronje   South Africa (RSA) 3:36.83
4 4 Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba   Kenya (KEN) 3:36.87
5 1 Homiyu Tesfaye   Germany (GER) 3:37.03
6 11 Silas Kiplagat   Kenya (KEN) 3:37.11
7 8 Mekonnen Gebremedhin   Ethiopia (ETH) 3:37.21
8 6 Henrik Ingebrigtsen   Norway (NOR) 3:37.52
9 12 Mohamed Moustaoui   Morocco (MAR) 3:38.08
10 7 Nathan Brannen   Canada (CAN) 3:38.09
11 10 Florian Carvalho   France (FRA) 3:39.17
12 3 Chris O'Hare   Great Britain & N.I. (GBR) 3:46.04

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