Athletics at the 1988 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXIV Olympiad
Venue Seoul Olympic Stadium
Date 29 September – 1 October
Competitors 59
Winning time 3:35.96
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    Great Britain
Bronze medal    East Germany
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Athletics at the
1988 Summer Olympics
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Track events
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400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
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4×100 m relay men women
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Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
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Decathlon men
Wheelchair races

The men's 1500 metres event at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea had an entrylist of 59 competitors, with four qualifying heats (59) and two semi-finals (26), before the final (12) took place on Saturday October 1, 1988.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Peter Rono
Kenya (KEN)
Silver  Peter Elliott
Great Britain (GBR)
Bronze  Jens-Peter Herold
East Germany (GDR)

Records[edit]

These were the standing world and Olympic records (in minutes) prior to the 1988 Summer Olympics.

World Record 3:29.46 Morocco Saïd Aouita West Berlin (FRG) August 23, 1985
Olympic Record 3:32.53 United Kingdom Sebastian Coe Los Angeles (USA) August 11, 1984

Results[edit]

Final[edit]

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Peter Rono Kenya 3:35.96
2 Peter Elliott Great Britain 3:36.15
3 Jens-Peter Herold East Germany 3:36.21
4 Steve Cram Great Britain 3:36.24
5 Steve Scott United States 3:36.99
6 Han Kulker Netherlands 3:37.08
7 Kipkoech Cheruiyot Kenya 3:37.94
8 Marcus O'Sullivan Ireland 3:38.39
9 Mario Silva Portugal 3:38.77
10 Jeff Atkinson United States 3:40.80
11 Joseph Chesire Kenya 3:40.82
12 Omer Khalifa Sudan 3:41.07

Semi finals[edit]

  • Held on Friday September 30, 1988
RANK HEAT 1 TIME
1.  Kipkoech Cheruiyot (KEN) 3:38.09
2.  Steve Cram (GBR) 3:38.30
3.  Peter Elliott (GBR) 3:38.56
4.  Han Kulker (NED) 3:39.06
5.  Jeff Atkinson (USA) 3:39.12
6.  Joseph Chesire (KEN) 3:39.17
7.  Mogens Guldberg (DEN) 3:39.86
8.  Remi Geoffroy (FRA) 3:40.96
9.  Rachid Kram (ALG) 3:41.39
10.  Spyros Spyrou (CYP) 3:43.49
 Abdelmajide Moncif (MAR) DNF
 Peter Wirz (SUI) DNF
 Joaquim Cruz (BRA) DNS


RANK HEAT 2 TIME
1.  Steve Scott (USA) 3:38.20
2.  Peter Rono (KEN) 3:38.25
3.  Omer Khalifa (SUD) 3:38.40
4.  Mario Silva (POR) 3:38.56
5.  Jens-Peter Herold (GDR) 3:38.59
6.  Marcus O'Sullivan (IRL) 3:47.98
7.  Markus Hacksteiner (SUI) 3:47.99
8.  Mark Deady (USA) 3:48.03
9.  Steve Crabb (GBR) 3:51.60
10.  Mbiganyi Thee (BOT) 4:01.92
11.  Gennaro Di Napoli (ITA) 4:12.79
12.  Mostafa Lachal (MAR) 4:15.94
 Saïd Aouita (MAR) DNS

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