1978 European Athletics Championships – Men's 1500 metres

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Events at the
1978 European
Athletics Championships

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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 1,500 metres event at the 1978 European Championships in Prague, Czechoslovakia.[1] The final was held on 3 September 1978.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Steve Ovett
 United Kingdom
Silver Eamonn Coghlan
 Ireland
Bronze David Moorcroft
 United Kingdom

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

3 September

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Steve Ovett  United Kingdom 3:35.59 CR
2nd Eamonn Coghlan  Ireland 3:36.57
3rd David Moorcroft  United Kingdom 3:36.70
4 Thomas Wessinghage  West Germany 3:37.19
5 Antti Loikkanen  Finland 3:37.54
6 José Marajo  France 3:38.20
7 Jürgen Straub  East Germany 3:38.88
8 John Robson  United Kingdom 3:39.6
9 Olaf Beyer  East Germany 3:39.7
10 Francis Gonzalez  France 3:40.1
11 Rolf Gysin  Switzerland 3:41.0
12 Jozef Plachý  Czechoslovakia 3:42.2

Heats[edit]

1 September

Heat 1[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Eamonn Coghlan  Ireland 3:39.98 Q
2 David Moorcroft  United Kingdom 3:40.0 Q
3 Olaf Beyer  East Germany 3:40.1 Q
4 Thomas Wessinghage  West Germany 3:40.1 q
5 José Marajo  France 3:40.6 q
6 Valeriy Abramov  Soviet Union 3:40.9
7 Bernhard Vifian  Switzerland 3:42.5
8 Robert Nemeth  Austria 3:44.1
9 Ari Paunonen  Finland 3:45.0
10 José Manuel Abascal  Spain 3:47.6
11 Marcel Pierrard  Luxembourg 3:52.8
12 Klaas Lok  Netherlands DNF

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Steve Ovett  United Kingdom 3:42.94 Q
2 Jürgen Straub  East Germany 3:43.1 Q
3 Rolf Gysin  Switzerland 3:43.2 Q
4 Marc Nevens  Belgium 3:43.2
5 Ray Flynn  Ireland 3:44.1
6 Dietmar Millonig  Austria 3:44.8
7 Vladimir Sheronov  Soviet Union 3:45.1
8 Günther Hasler  Liechtenstein 3:46.7
9 Philippe Dien  France 3:47.4
10 Björn Nilsson  Sweden 3:47.9
11 Jon Didriksson  Iceland 3:48.1

Heat 3[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Antti Loikkanen  Finland 3:39.66 Q
2 John Robson  United Kingdom 3:40.0 Q
3 Francis Gonzalez  France 3:40.4 Q
4 Jozef Plachý  Czechoslovakia 3:40.6 q
5 Pierre Délèze  Switzerland 3:40.7
6 Günther Ruth  East Germany 3:41.4
7 Lars Ericsson  Sweden 3:42.5
8 Valeriy Toporov  Soviet Union 3:45.1
9 Sermet Timurlenk  Turkey 3:45.8
10 Fotios Kourtis  Greece 3:45.9
11 Karl Fleschen  West Germany DNF

Participation[edit]

According to an unofficial count, 34 athletes from 19 countries participated in the event.

See also[edit]

References[edit]