2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 1500 metres

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The Men's 1500 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 30 and September 1 & 3.

In the heats, Mehdi Baala, who has a history of this sort of incident, fell flat on his face as the final sprint began.[1] He was eventually advanced by the referees to the semi-finals, where he qualified for the final.

The first semi-final went out slowly and was a strategic race with a bunch finish. Defending champion Yusuf Saad Kamel finished 6th in that semi and failed to make the time qualifier. The second semi went out on a decidedly faster pace bringing the time qualifiers along with the automatic qualifiers. Previous silver medalist Deresse Mekonnen was left behind in the final kick. With Bernard Lagat opting to run the 5,000 metres, no returning medalists made the final, though all current Olympic medalists did make the final.

The final went out at 4 minute mile pace, with Nick Willis leading Matthew Centrowitz and the pack through a 60 second 400, slowing to almost 2:02 by 800. Shortly after that, the Kenyans Asbel Kiprop and Silas Kiplagat moved to the front, chased by Mekonnen Gebremedhin and much of the pack swallowed the early leaders. Centrowitz stepped to the side and followed. As the pack tried to jockey for position, Kiprop refused to relinquish the lead along the rail, even as teammate Kiplagat took the lead on the outside during the backstretch. Kiprop and then Kiplagat continued that way to the finish. Abdalaati Iguider stayed a step behind Kiprop and was in third coming down the home stretch. As he faded, Centrowitz, who had come around the outside followed by Manuel Olmedo moved back up to finish third.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Asbel Kiprop
 Kenya
Silas Kiplagat
 Kenya
Matthew Centrowitz
 United States

Records[edit]

World record  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00 Rome, Italy 14 July 1998
Championship record  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:27.65 Seville, Spain 14 August 1999
World Leading  Silas Kiplagat (KEN) 3:30.47 Monaco 22 July 2011
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  Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:28.95 Zürich, Switzerland 13 August 1997
Oceanian record  Ryan Gregson (AUS) 3:31.06 Monaco 22 July 2010

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
3:35.00 3:38.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 30, 2011 11:20 Heats
September 1, 2011 19:55 Semifinals
September 3, 2011 20:15 Final

Results[edit]

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

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 6 in each heat (Q) and the next 6 fastest (q) advance to the semifinals.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen  Kenya 3:38.54 Q
2 1 Nick Willis  New Zealand 3:39.24 Q
3 1 Yoann Kowal  France 3:39.33 Q
4 1 Diego Ruiz  Spain 3:39.33 Q
5 1 Mohamed Moustaoui  Morocco 3:39.35 Q
6 1 Matthew Centrowitz  United States 3:39.46 Q
7 1 Chaminda Wijekoon  Sri Lanka 3:39.61 q, NR
8 3 Amine Laâlou  Morocco 3:39.86 Q
9 1 Ryan Gregson  Australia 3:40.01 q
10 3 Deresse Mekonnen  Ethiopia 3:40.08 Q
11 3 Silas Kiplagat  Kenya 3:40.13 Q
12 3 Taoufik Makhloufi  Algeria 3:40.15 Q
13 3 Yusuf Saad Kamel  Bahrain 3:40.27 Q, SB
14 3 Ciaran O'Lionaird  Ireland 3:40.41 Q
15 3 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:40.71 q
16 3 Leonel Manzano  United States 3:40.77 q
17 3 Geoffrey Martinson  Canada 3:40.98 q
18 1 Zebene Alemayehu  Ethiopia 3:41.08 q
19 1 James Shane  Great Britain 3:41.17
20 2 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:41.22 Q
21 2 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:41.28 Q
22 3 Andreas Vojta  Austria 3:41.34
23 2 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:41.41 Q
24 2 Manuel Olmedo  Spain 3:41.78 Q
25 2 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:41.87 Q
26 2 Eduard Villanueva  Venezuela 3:41.89 Q
27 3 Hamza Driouch  Qatar 3:42.09
28 2 Jeffrey Riseley  Australia 3:42.22
29 2 Andrew Wheating  United States 3:42.68
30 2 Dmitrijs Jurkevičs  Latvia 3:42.69
31 2 Jeroen D'Hoedt  Belgium 3:45.54
32 3 Nabil Mohammed Al-Garbi  Yemen 3:50.17 PB
33 2 Charles Delys  French Polynesia 3:51.36 SB
34 3 Florian Carvalho  France 3:53.88
35 1 Sin Sang-min  South Korea 3:55.02
36 2 Mehdi Baala  France 4:13.10 q by Referees
37 2 Ribeiro Pinto De Carvalho  Timor-Leste 4:30.56 PB
99 1 Mohammed Shaween  Saudi Arabia DNF

Semifinals[edit]

Qualification: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) advance to the final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:36.75 Q
2 2 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:36.84 Q
3 2 Mohamed Moustaoui  Morocco 3:36.87 Q
4 2 Manuel Olmedo  Spain 3:36.91 Q
5 2 Eduar Villanueva  Venezuela 3:36.96 Q, NR
6 2 Ciaran O'Lionaird  Ireland 3:36.96 q
7 2 Nick Willis  New Zealand 3:37.39 q
8 2 Yoann Kowal  France 3:37.44
9 2 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen  Kenya 3:37.58
10 2 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:37.92
11 2 Deresse Mekonnen  Ethiopia 3:44.65
12 2 Chaminda Wijekoon  Sri Lanka 3:44.81
13 1 Matthew Centrowitz  United States 3:46.66 Q
14 1 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:46.71 Q
15 1 Silas Kiplagat  Kenya 3:46.75 Q
16 1 Mehdi Baala  France 3:46.87 Q
17 1 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:46.89 Q
18 1 Yusuf Saad Kamel  Bahrain 3:47.18
19 1 Amine Laâlou  Morocco 3:47.65
20 1 Ryan Gregson  Australia 3:47.89
21 2 Leonel Manzano  United States 3:47.98
22 1 Geoffrey Martinson  Canada 3:48.83
23 1 Diego Ruiz  Spain 3:49.26
24 1 Taoufik Makhloufi  Algeria 3:50.86
25 1 Zebene Alemayehu  Ethiopia 3:51.19

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:35.69
2 Silas Kiplagat  Kenya 3:35.92
3 Matthew Centrowitz  United States 3:36.08
4 Manuel Olmedo  Spain 3:36.33
5 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:36.56
6 Mohamed Moustaoui  Morocco 3:36.80
7 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:36.81
8 Eduar Villanueva  Venezuela 3:37.31
9 Mehdi Baala  France 3:37.46
10 Ciaran O'Lionaird  Ireland 3:37.81
11 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:38.05
12 Nick Willis  New Zealand 3:38.69

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