2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships – Men's 1500 metres

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Events at the
2012 IAAF World Indoor
Championships

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Track events
60 m   men   women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m men women
60 m hurdles men women
4×400 m relay men women
Field events
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Combined events
Pentathlon women
Heptathlon men
Abdalaati Iguider (far right) en route to his victory.

The men's 1500 metres at the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships took place 9 and 10 March at the Ataköy Athletics Arena.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Abdalaati Iguider
 Morocco
Ilham Tanui Özbilen
 Turkey
Mekonnen Gebremedhin
 Ethiopia

Records[edit]

Standing records prior to the 2012 IAAF World Indoor Championships
World record  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:31.18 Stuttgart, Germany 2 February 1997
Championship record  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 3:33.77 Maebashi, Japan 7 March 1999
World Leading  Abdalaati Iguider (MAR) 3:34.10 Liévin, France 14 February 2012
African record  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 3:31.18 Stuttgart, Germany 2 February 1997
Asian record  Belal Mansoor Ali (BHR) 3:36.28 Stockholm, Sweden 20 February 2007
European record  Andrés Manuel Díaz (ESP) 3:33.32 Piraeus, Greece 24 February 1999
North and Central American
and Caribbean record
 Bernard Lagat (USA) 3:35.23 Birmingham, Great Britain 16 February 2008
Oceanian Record  Nick Willis (NZL) 3:35.80 Birmingham, Great Britain 20 February 2010
South American record  Agberto Guimarães (BRA) 3:42.70 Piraeus, Greece 8 March 1989

Qualification standards[edit]

Indoor Outdoor
3:42.00 or 3:59.00 (Mile) 3:34.25 or 3:52.00 (Mile)

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
March 9, 2012 12:55 Heats
March 10, 2012 19:00 Final

Results[edit]

Heats[edit]

Qualification: First 3 of each heat (Q) plus 3 fastest times qualified (q). The qualification round started at 12:59 and ended at 13:10.[1]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:38.41 Q
2 2 Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:39.16 Q
3 2 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti 3:39.51 Q, NR
4 2 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.  United States 3:39.54 q
5 2 Silas Kiplagat  Kenya 3:39.59 q
6 2 Francisco Javier Abad  Spain 3:40.55 q
7 1 Ilham Tanui Özbilen  Turkey 3:41.93 Q
8 1 Aman Wote  Ethiopia 3:42.24 Q
9 1 Amine Laâlou  Morocco 3:42.36 Q
10 1 Bethwell Birgen  Kenya 3:42.72
11 2 Yegor Nikolayev  Russia 3:43.33
12 1 Galen Rupp  United States 3:43.39 PB
13 1 David Bustos  Spain 3:43.66
14 1 Gregory Beugnet  France 3:44.20
15 1 Oleksandr Borysiuk  Ukraine 3:44.28
16 1 Lewis Moses  Great Britain 3:45.04
17 2 Mohammed Shaween  Saudi Arabia 3:45.12 NR
18 2 Kemal Koyuncu  Turkey 3:45.33 SB
19 2 Ryan Foster  Australia 3:46.26 PB
20 2 James Brewer  Great Britain 3:47.58
21 1 Mohamad Al-Garni  Qatar 3:47.63
22 1 Ciaran O'Lionaird  Ireland 3:50.12 PB
23 1 Abdallahi Cheikh  Mauritania 4:47.24 NR

Final[edit]

9 athletes from 7 countries participated. The final started at 19:01 and ended at 19:05.[2]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Abdalaati Iguider  Morocco 3:45.21
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ilham Tanui Özbilen  Turkey 3:45.35
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Mekonnen Gebremedhin  Ethiopia 3:45.90
4 Aman Wote  Ethiopia 3:47.02
5 Ayanleh Souleiman  Djibouti 3:47.35
6 Silas Kiplagat  Kenya 3:47.42
7 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.  United States 3:47.42
8 Francisco Javier Abad  Spain 3:48.14
9 Amine Laâlou  Morocco 3:49.14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – 1500 Metres Men (heats)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-11. 
  2. ^ "2012 World Indoor Championships – 1500 Metres Men (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2012-03-11.