Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 1500 metres

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Men's 1500 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 15 (heats)
August 17 (semifinals)
August 19 (final)
Competitors 50 from 32 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Kenya
Silver medal    New Zealand
Bronze medal    France
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Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
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The Men's 1500 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 15–19 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 3:36.60 (A standard) and 3:39.00 (B standard).[2]

The initial winner, Rashid Ramzi of Bahrain, tested positive for the blood-booster CERA and was disqualified on November 18, 2009.[3]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record Morocco Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:26.00 Rome, Italy 14 July 1998
Olympic record  Noah Ngeny (KEN) 3:32.07 Sydney, Australia 29 September 2000

No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.

Results[edit]

Round 1[edit]

Heat[4] Lane Athlete Country PB SB Time Notes
1 1 Tarek Boukensa Algeria 3:30.92 3:31.98 3:36.11 Q
1 2 Nicholas Willis New Zealand 3:32.17 3:33.51 3:36.01 Q
1 3 Javier Carriqueo Argentina 3:38.62 3:39.36 3:39.36
1 4 Leonel Manzano United States 3:35.29 3:36.67 3:36.67 Q
1 5 Taylor Milne Canada 3:36.00 3:36.00 3:41.56
1 6 Juan Luis Barrios Mexico 3:37.71 3:37.87 DNS
1 7 Mehdi Baala France 3:28.98 3:32.00 3:35.87 Q
1 8 Youssef Baba Morocco 3:32.13 3:33.85 3:42.13
1 9 Daham Naim Bashir Qatar 3:31.04 3:34.77 3:36.05 Q
1 10 Vyacheslav Shabunin Russia 3:32.28 3:37.99 3:42.53
1 11 Deresse Mekonnen Ethiopia 3:33.71 3:33.71 3:36.22 Q
1 12 Reyes Estevez Spain 3:30.57 3:34.98 3:39.62
2 1 Nathan Brannen Canada 3:34.65 3:34.65 3:41.45 Q
2 2 Juan Carlos Higuero Spain 3:31.57 3:32.57 3:41.70 Q
2 3 Asbel Kipruto Kiprop Kenya 3:31.64 3:31.64 3:41.28 Q
2 4 Mitchell Kealey Australia 3:36.21 3:36.21 3:46.31
2 5 Bernard Lagat United States 3:26.34 3:35.14 3:41.98 Q
2 6 Hais Welday Eritrea 3:37.25 3:37.25 3:45.06
2 7 Ivan Heshko Ukraine 3:30.33 3:43.95 DNS
2 8 Alistair Cragg Ireland 3:36.18 3:39.12 3:44.90
2 9 Mohammed Othman Shaween Saudi Arabia 3:33.90 3:33.90 3:45.82
2 10 Isiah Msibi Swaziland 3:51.35 3:51.35 3:51.35 PB
2 11 Thomas Lancashire Great Britain 3:35.33 3:35.33 3:43.40
2 12 Goran Nava Serbia 3:38.35 3:38.35 3:42.92
2 13 Antar Zerguelaine Algeria 3:31.95 3:33.32 3:42.30 Q
3 1 David Freeman Puerto Rico 3:38.90 3:39.70 3:39.70 SB
3 2 Hudson de Souza Brazil 3:33.25 3:36.89 3:37.06
3 3 Byron Piedra Ecuador 3:37.88 3:45.17 3:45.57
3 4 Demma Daba Ethiopia 3:35.27 3:35.27 3:37.78
3 5 Arturo Casado Spain 3:33.14 3:33.14 3:36.42 Q
3 6 Lopez Lomong United States 3:36.36 3:36.36 3:36.70 Q
3 7 Abdalaati Iguider Morocco 3:31.88 3:31.88 3:36.48 Q
3 8 Andrew Baddeley Great Britain 3:34.36 3:34.36 3:36.47 Q
3 9 Juan van Deventer South Africa 3:34.46 3:34.46 3:36.32 Q
3 10 Nicholas Kemboi Kenya 3:33.72 3:35.25 3:41.56
3 11 Tiidrek Nurme Estonia 3:38.59 3:38.59 3:38.59 PB, NR
3 12 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 3:31.49 3:33.12 3:36.84 q
3 13 Abdalla Abdelgadir Sudan 3:38.93 3:38.93 3:47.65
4 1 Mulugeta Wendimu Ethiopia 3:31.13 3:34.67 3:36.67 q
4 2 Kamal Thamer Ali Qatar 3:35.56 3:35.56 3:41.08
4 3 Rashid Ramzi Bahrain 3:29.14 3:32.89 DQ
4 4 Mohamed Moustaoui Morocco 3:32.06 3:32.06 3:34.80 Q
4 5 Kevin Sullivan Canada 3:31.71 3:35.78 3:36.05 Q
4 6 Christian Obrist Italy 3:35.32 3:35.91 3:35.91 Q SB
4 7 Carsten Schlangen Germany 3:34.99 3:34.99 3:36.34 q
4 8 Chauncy Master Malawi 3:42.73 3:42.73 3:44.96
4 9 Augustine Kiprono Choge Kenya 3:31.57 3:31.57 3:35.47 Q
4 10 Mahamoud Farah Djibouti 3:39.29 3:39.29 3:43.62
4 11 Kamel Boulahfane Algeria 3:32.44 3:33.33 3:45.59
4 12 Jeffrey Riseley Australia 3:36.03 3:36.03 3:53.95

Semifinals[edit]

Qual. rule: first 5 of each heat (Q) plus the 2 fastest times (q) qualified.[5]

Semifinal 1[edit]

17 August 2008 - 21:55

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Asbel Kipruto Kiprop Kenya 3:37.04 Q
2 Abdalaati Iguider Morocco 3:37.21 Q
3 Juan Carlos Higuero Spain 3:37.31 Q
4 Christian Obrist Italy 3:37.47 Q
5 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 3:37.60 Q
6 Juan van Deventer South Africa 3:37.75 q
7 Daham Najim Bashir Qatar 3:37.77 q
8 Carsten Schlangen Germany 3:37.94
9 Nathan Brannen Canada 3:39.10
10 Mulugeta Wendimu Ethiopia 3:40.16
11 Antar Zerguelaine Algeria 3:40.64
12 Lopez Lomong United States 3:41.00

Semifinal 2[edit]

17 August 2008 - 22:04

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes
1 Mehdi Baala France 3:37.47 Q
2 Andrew Baddeley Great Britain 3:37.47 Q
3 Augustine Kiprono Choge Kenya 3:37.54 Q
4 Nicholas Willis New Zealand 3:37.54 Q
5 Bernard Lagat United States 3:37.79
6 Deresse Mekonnen Ethiopia 3:37.85
7 Tarek Boukensa Algeria 3:39.73
8 Kevin Sullivan Canada 3:40.30
9 Mohamed Moustaoui Morocco 3:40.90
10 Arturo Casado Spain 3:41.57
11 Leonel Manzano United States 3:50.33
Rashid Ramzi Bahrain DQ

Final[edit]

19 August 2008 - 22:50

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes[6]
1 Asbel Kipruto Kiprop Kenya 3:33.11
2 Nicholas Willis New Zealand 3:34.16
3 Mehdi Baala France 3:34.21
4 Juan Carlos Higuero Spain 3:34.44
5 Abdalaati Iguider Morocco 3:34.66
6 Juan van Deventer South Africa 3:34.77
7 Belal Mansoor Ali Bahrain 3:35.23
8 Andrew Baddeley Great Britain 3:35.37
9 Augustine Kiprono Choge Kenya 3:35.50
10 Daham Najim Bashir Qatar 3:37.68
11 Christian Obrist Italy 3:39.87
DQ Rashid Ramzi Bahrain

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
400 m Asbel Kipruto Kiprop  Kenya 56.48
800 m Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 1:56.06
1200 m Augustine Kiprono Choge  Kenya 2:53.67

References[edit]