2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Women's 1500 metres

The women's 1500 metres at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships took place on 2 and 3 March 2018.[1][2]

Women's 1500 metres
at the 2018 IAAF World Indoor Championships
VenueArena Birmingham
Dates2–3 March
Competitors26 from 18 nations
Winning time4:05.27
Medalists
gold medal    Ethiopia
silver medal    Great Britain
bronze medal    Netherlands
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SummaryEdit

The final saw the return of several lead combatants from the 3000 metres two days earlier. Their strategies changed here. At the gun, world record holder Genzebe Dibaba started more aggressively, showing her intent to mark the leader, who turned out to be Beatrice Chepkoech. Returning champion, Sifan Hassan went to her familiar position at the back of the pack. After a lap of easy jogging, Rababe Arafi moved out to a faster pace, immediately marked by Dibaba. The additional speed quickly brought Hassan into a marking position on Chepkoech behind Dibaba, then Laura Muir squeezed through the inside to run behind Dibaba. After another lap, Dibaba tired of the gamesmanship and took the lead. Hassan, Muir, Chepkoech, Arafi and Winny Chebet formed a chase pack that separated from the rest of the field. Over two faster laps, Chepkoech moved past Hassan to mark Dibaba as the three broke away from the other three, with Muir looking like she was struggling to hold on to the back of the second group. But with three laps to go, Muir sprinted around the group and quickly bridged the gap back to lead group. Chepkoech struggled and fell off the back leaving a three woman breakaway, with Dibaba leading Hassan then Muir with two laps to go. The medalists were decided as the two Kenyan women faded in the rearview mirror. The positions remained the same until the final backstretch when Muir sprinted past Hassan as Dibaba pulled away. Dibaba continued to pull away to the finish, Muir separating from Hassan.

ResultsEdit

HeatsEdit

The heats were started on 2 March at 19:13.[3]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 3 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 4:05.46 Q, SB
2 3 Winny Chebet   Kenya 4:05.81 Q, PB
3 3 Rababe Arafi   Morocco 4:06.12 q
4 3 Shelby Houlihan   United States 4:06.21 q, PB
5 1 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 4:06.25 Q
6 1 Laura Muir   Great Britain 4:06.54 Q
7 1 Aisha Praught   Jamaica 4:07.51 q
8 2 Beatrice Chepkoech   Kenya 4:09.12 Q
9 2 Colleen Quigley   United States 4:09.31 Q, PB
10 2 Kate van Buskirk   Canada 4:09.42 PB
11 2 Dominique Scott   South Africa 4:09.80
12 1 Marta Pérez   Spain 4:09.90
13 1 Gabriela Stafford   Canada 4:09.94 PB
14 3 Dawit Seyaum   Ethiopia 4:10.20
15 3 Linn Nilsson   Sweden 4:10.36
16 1 Diana Sujew   Germany 4:10.64
17 1 Luiza Gega   Albania 4:10.65
18 3 Ciara Mageean   Ireland 4:11.81
19 2 Hanna Klein   Germany 4:12.11
20 2 Eilish McColgan   Great Britain 4:13.32
21 1 Simona Vrzalová   Czech Republic 4:14.11
22 2 Malika Akkaoui   Morocco 4:15.09
23 3 Anita Hinriksdottir   Iceland 4:15.73
24 2 Meraf Bahta   Sweden 4:22.40 qR
25 2 Claudia Bobocea   Romania 4:24.60
1 Eliane Saholinirina   Madagascar DNF

FinalEdit

 
Final stages of the final

The final was started on 3 March at 20:39.[4]

Rank Lane Name Nationality Time Notes
  3 Genzebe Dibaba   Ethiopia 4:05.27
  8 Laura Muir   Great Britain 4:06.23
  7 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 4:07.26
4 5 Shelby Houlihan   United States 4:11.93
5 4 Winny Chebet   Kenya 4:12.08
6 2 Aisha Praught   Jamaica 4:12.86
7 1 Beatrice Chepkoech   Kenya 4:13.59
8 9 Rababe Arafi   Morocco 4:14.94
9 6 Colleen Quigley   United States 4:15.97
10 10 Meraf Bahta   Sweden 4:23.05

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "IAAF World Indoor Championships Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  2. ^ Start list
  3. ^ Heats results
  4. ^ Final results