2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's 800 metres
|Men's 800 metres |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Dates||28 September (heats)|
29 September (semi-finals)
1 October (final)
|Competitors||45 from 28 nations|
After the semi-finals, it was no surprise when front runner Wesley Vázquez went to the front of the final. Donavan Brazier and Marco Arop took the front of the line to follow his pace. 23.51 for the first 200 metres is fast. Down the first home stretch the rest of the field back off the fast pace, but Brazier stuck right behind Vázquez through a 48.96 first lap. The real surprise was noted kicker Amel Tuka was at the front of the chase pack, separating through the penultimate turn in chase of the leaders. When they hit the backstretch, Brazier went around Vázquez, who was showing the signs of the strain. By 600 metres in 1:15.16, Brazier had two metres on Vázquez, who had two metres on Tuka. Through the final turn, Brazier held the same gap on Tuka, but Vázquez faded. Ferguson Rotich was the next contender, three metres back, the rest of the chasers another six metres behind him. Down the stretch, Brazier was straining, pumping his arms, but Tuka's famed kick was not making up any ground. 40 metres out, Rotich passed Vázquez, but from far off the pace, Bryce Hoppel was gaining fast. Brazier crossed the line and raised his arms in celebration. Tuka held off Rotich who beat the fast moving Hoppel.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World record||David Rudisha (KEN)||1:40.91||London, Great Britain||9 August 2012|
|Championship record||Billy Konchellah (KEN)||1:43.06||Rome, Italy||1 September 1987|
|World Leading||Nijel Amos (BOT)||1:41.89||Monaco||12 July 2019|
|African Record||David Rudisha (KEN)||1:40.91||London, Great Britain||9 August 2012|
|Asian Record||Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR)||1:42.79||Monaco||29 July 2008|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Johnny Gray (USA)||1:42.60||Koblenz, West Germany||28 August 1985|
|South American Record||Joaquim Cruz (BRA)||1:41.77||Cologne, West Germany||26 August 1984|
|European Record||Wilson Kipketer (DEN)||1:41.11||Cologne, Germany||24 August 1997|
|Oceanian record||Joseph Deng (AUS)||1:44.21||Monaco||20 July 2018|
The following records were set at the competition:
|Championship||1:42.34||Donavan Brazier||USA||1 Oct 2019|
|North, Central American and Caribbean|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 1:45.80.
The event schedule, in local time (UTC+3), was as follows:
The first 3 in each heat ( ) and the next six fastest ( ) qualified for the semifinals. The overall results were as follows:
The first two in each heat (Q) and the next two fastest (q) qualified for the final.
The final was started on 1 October at 22:14.
|4||Donavan Brazier||United States (USA)||1:42.34||CR AR|
|5||Amel Tuka||Bosnia and Herzegovina (BIH)||1:43.47||SB|
|7||Ferguson Cheruiyot Rotich||Kenya (KEN)||1:43.82|
|4||2||Bryce Hoppel||United States (USA)||1:44.25||PB|
|5||6||Wesley Vázquez||Puerto Rico (PUR)||1:44.48|
|6||3||Adrián Ben||Spain (ESP)||1:45.58|
|7||8||Marco Arop||Canada (CAN)||1:45.78|
|8||9||Clayton Murphy||United States (USA)||1:47.84|
- Start list
- "100 Metres Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
- "800 Metres Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- Heats results
- Semi-finals results
- Final results