2007 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 1500 metres

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Events at the
2007 World 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
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 1500 metres at the 2007 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Nagai Stadium on 25, 27 and 29 August.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Bernard Lagat
 United States
Rashid Ramzi
 Bahrain
Shedrack Kibet Korir
 Kenya

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the following records were as follows.

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  Alan Webb (USA) 3:30.54 Saint-Denis, France 6 July 2007

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 25, 2007 11:25 Heats
August 27, 2007 20:40 Semifinals
August 29, 2007 22:05 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified WR World record AR Area record 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 2 Mehdi Baala  France 3:38.65 Q
2 2 Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain 3:38.72 Q, SB
3 2 Mohamed Moustaoui  Morocco 3:39.54 Q
4 2 Shedrack Kibet Korir  Kenya 3:39.55 Q
5 2 Andrew Baddeley  United Kingdom 3:39.60 Q
6 2 Sergio Gallardo  Spain 3:39.92 Q
7 2 Nick Willis  New Zealand 3:40.18 q
8 1 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:40.65 Q
9 1 Alan Webb  United States 3:40.73 Q
10 1 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:40.93 Q
11 1 Youssef Baba  Morocco 3:40.96 Q
12 1 Antar Zerguelaïne  Algeria 3:40.97 Q
13 2 Juan Luis Barrios  Mexico 3:41.05 q
14 2 Fumikazu Kobayashi  Japan 3:41.19 q
15 3 Arturo Casado  Spain 3:41.33 Q
16 1 Kevin Sullivan  Canada 3:41.39 Q
17 3 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:41.43 Q
18 2 Sajjad Moradi  Iran 3:41.49 q
19 1 Mohammed Shaween  Saudi Arabia 3:41.58 q
20 3 Bernard Lagat  United States 3:41.68 Q
21 3 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:41.71 Q
22 3 Christian Obrist  Italy 3:41.74 Q
23 3 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 3:41.87 Q
24 3 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen  Kenya 3:41.96 q
25 1 Ivan Heshko  Ukraine 3:42.08
26 1 Javier Carriqueo  Argentina 3:42.20
27 1 Mounir Yemmouni  France 3:42.68
28 2 Deresse Mekonnen  Ethiopia 3:43.15
29 3 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:43.25
30 1 Hudson de Souza  Brazil 3:43.37
31 3 Mark Fountain  Australia 3:43.51
32 2 Kamal Boulahfane  Algeria 3:43.88
33 3 Byron Piedra  Ecuador 3:45.59
34 3 Gareth Hyett  New Zealand 3:45.70
35 2 Leonel Manzano  United States 3:45.97
36 1 Ansu Sowe  Gambia 3:50.77 NR
37 3 Chauncy Master  Malawi 3:55.18
38 1 Sevak Yeghikyan  Armenia 4:00.61
39 3 Hem Bunting  Cambodia 4:08.31 SB
40 3 Serdar Nurmyradov  Turkmenistan 4:10.42
41 2 Saysana Bannavong  Laos 4:19.80

Semifinals[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain 3:40.53 Q
2 2 Antar Zerguelaïne  Algeria 3:40.79 Q
3 2 Arturo Casado  Spain 3:40.83 Q
4 2 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 3:41.01 Q
5 2 Alan Webb  United States 3:41.08 Q
6 2 Sergio Gallardo  Spain 3:41.14 q
7 2 Shedrack Kibet Korir  Kenya 3:41.15 q
8 2 Juan Luis Barrios  Mexico 3:41.17
9 2 Kevin Sullivan  Canada 3:41.27
10 1 Bernard Lagat  United States 3:42.39 Q
11 1 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:42.88 Q
12 2 Christian Obrist  Italy 3:42.93
13 1 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:42.99 Q
14 1 Andrew Baddeley  United Kingdom 3:43.03 Q
15 1 Nick Willis  New Zealand 3:43.34 Q
16 1 Mohamed Moustaoui  Morocco 3:43.39
17 1 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:43.41
18 2 Fumikazu Kobayashi  Japan 3:43.64
19 1 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:44.15 q
20 2 Mohammed Shaween  Saudi Arabia 3:44.54
21 1 Sajjad Moradi  Iran 3:46.21
22 1 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen  Kenya 4:02.95
23 1 Youssef Baba  Morocco 4:16.23 q
1 Mehdi Baala  France DSQ

Note: Mehdi Baala originally won the spot in the final but was later disqualified for causing a collision during his race. Additional spots in the final were awarded to Juan Carlos Higuero and Youssef Baba who suffered in that collision.

Final[edit]

The finish of the final
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Bernard Lagat  United States 3:34.77
2nd, silver medalist(s) Rashid Ramzi  Bahrain 3:35.00 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Shedrack Kibet Korir  Kenya 3:35.04
4 Asbel Kiprop  Kenya 3:35.24 PB
5 Tarek Boukensa  Algeria 3:35.26
6 Antar Zerguelaïne  Algeria 3:35.29
7 Arturo Casado  Spain 3:35.62
8 Alan Webb  United States 3:35.69
9 Andrew Baddeley  United Kingdom 3:35.95
10 Nick Willis  New Zealand 3:36.13
11 Belal Mansoor Ali  Bahrain 3:36.44
12 Sergio Gallardo  Spain 3:37.03
13 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 3:38.43
14 Youssef Baba  Morocco 3:38.78

References[edit]

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