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1500 metres

Template:Infobox athletics event The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run (approximately 1516 mile) is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics. The distance has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 and the World Championships in Athletics since 1983.

The demands of the race are similar to that of the 800 metres, but with a slightly higher emphasis on aerobic endurance and a slightly lower sprint speed requirement. The 1500 metre race is predominantly aerobic, but anaerobic conditioning is also required.[1]

Each lap run during the world-record race run by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco in 1998 in Rome, Italy averaged just under 55 seconds (or under 13.8 seconds per 100 metres).[2] 1,500 metres is three and three-quarter laps around a 400-metre track. During the 1970s and 1980s this race was dominated by British runners, along with an occasional Finn, American, or New Zealander, but through the 1990s a large number of African runners began to take over in being the masters of this race, with runners from Kenya, Morocco, and Algeria winning the Olympic gold medals. The 2012 Olympic champion is from Algeria.

In the Modern Olympic Games, the men's 1,500-metre race has been contested from the beginning, and at every Olympiad since. The first winner, in 1896, was Edwin Flack of Australia, who also won the first gold medal in the 800-metre race. The women's 1,500-metre race was first added to the Summer Olympics in 1972, and the winner of the first gold medal was Lyudmila Bragina of the Soviet Union. During the Olympiads of 1972 through 2008, the women's 1,500-metre race has been won by three Soviets plus one Russian, one Italian, one Romanian, one Briton, one Kenyan, and two Algerians. The best times for the race were controversially[3] set by Chinese runners, all set in the same race on just two dates 4 years apart at the Chinese National Games.

In American high schools, the mile run (which is 1609.344 metres in length) and the 1,600-metre run, also colloquially referred to as "metric mile", are more frequently run than the 1,500-metre run, since US customary units are better-known in America. Which distance is used depends on which state the high school is in, and, for convenience, national rankings are standardized by converting all 1,600-metre run times to their mile run equivalents.[4]


Many 1500 metres events, particularly at the championship level, turn into slow, strategic races, with the pace quickening and competitors jockeying for position in the final lap to settle the race in a final sprint. Such is the difficulty of maintaining the pace throughout the duration of the event, most records are set in planned races led by pacemakers who sacrifice their opportunity to win by leading the early laps at a fast pace before dropping out.

"The person who wins the race is behind watching"
Filbert Bayi, former world record holder[5]

Top 25 fastest athletes


  • Correct as of November 2014.
Rank Result Athlete Nation Date Location Ref
1 3:26.00 Hicham El Guerrouj 23x15px Morocco 14 July 1998 Rome
2 3:26.34 Bernard Lagat Template:Country data Kenya 24 August 2001 Brussels
3 3:27.37 Noureddine Morceli 23x15px Algeria 12 July 1995 Nice
4 3:27.64 Silas Kiplagat Template:Country data Kenya 18 July 2014 Monaco [6]
5 3:27.72 Asbel Kiprop Template:Country data Kenya 19 July 2013 Monaco [7]
6 3:28.12 Noah Ngeny Template:Country data Kenya 11 August 2000 Zürich
7 3:28.81 Mo Farah 23x15px United Kingdom 19 July 2013 Monaco [8]
7 3:28.81 Ronald Kwemoi Template:Country data Kenya 18 July 2014 Monaco [9]
9 3:28.95 Fermín Cacho 23x15px Spain 13 August 1997 Zürich
10 3:28.98 Mehdi Baala 23x15px France 5 September 2003 Brussels
11 3:29.02 Daniel Kipchirchir Komen Template:Country data Kenya 14 July 2006 Rome
12 3:29.14 Rashid Ramzi 23x15px Bahrain 14 July 2006 Rome
13 3:29.18 Venuste Niyongabo 23x15px Burundi 22 August 1997 Brussels
14 3:29.29 William Chirchir Template:Country data Kenya 24 August 2001 Brussels
15 3:29.46 Said Aouita 23x15px Morocco 23 August 1985 Berlin
15 3:29.46 Daniel Komen Template:Country data Kenya 16 August 1997 Monaco
17 3:29.47 Augustine Choge Template:Country data Kenya 22 August 1997 Brussels
18 3:29.50 Caleb Ndiku Template:Country data Kenya 19 July 2013 Monaco
19 3:29.51 Ali Saidi-Sief 23x15px Algeria 4 July 2001 Brussels
20 3:29.53 Amine Laalou 23x15px Morocco 22 July 2010 Monaco
21 3:29.58 Ayanleh Souleiman 23x15px Djibouti 18 July 2014 Monaco
22 3:29.67 Steve Cram 23x15px United Kingdom 16 July 1985 Nice
23 3:29.77 Sydney Maree 23x15px United States 25 August 1985 Cologne
23 3:29.77 Sebastian Coe 23x15px United Kingdom 7 September 1986 Rieti
23 3:29.77 Nixon Chepseba Template:Country data Kenya 20 July 2012 Monaco


  • Correct as of November 2014.[10]
Rank Res. Athlete Nation Date Location
1 3:50.46 Yunxia Qu 23x15px China 11 September 1993 Beijing
2 3:50.98 Bo Jiang 23x15px China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
3 3:51.34 Yinglai Lang 23x15px China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
4 3:51.92 Junxia Wang 23x15px China 11 September 1993 Beijing
5 3:52.47 Tatyana Kazankina 23x15px Soviet Union 13 August 1980 Zürich
6 3:53.91 Lili Yin 23x15px China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
7 3:53.96 Paula Ivan 23x15px Romania 1 October 1988 Seoul
8 3:53.97 Lixin Lan 23x15px China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
9 3:54.23 Olga Dvirna 23x15px Soviet Union 27 July 1982 Kiev
10 3:54.52 Ling Zhang 23x15px China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
11 3:55.07 Yanmei Dong 23x15px China 18 October 1997 Shanghai
12 3:55.30 Hassiba Boulmerka 23x15px Algeria 8 August 1992 Barcelona
13 3:55.33 Sureyya Ayhan 23x15px Turkey 5 September 2003 Brussels
14 3:55.68 Yuliya Fomenko 23x15px Russia 8 July 2006 Paris
15 3:56.14 Zamira Zaitseva 23x15px Soviet Union 27 July 1982 Kyiv
16 3:56.15 Mariem Selsouli 23x15px Morocco 6 July 2012 Paris
17 3:56.18 Maryam Yusuf Jamal 23x15px Bahrain 27 August 2006 Rieti
18 3:56.31 Dong Liu 23x15px China 17 October 1997 Shanghai
19 3:56.43 Elena Soboleva 23x15px Russia 8 July 2006 Paris
20 3:56.50 Tatyana Pozdnyakova 23x15px Ukraine 27 July 1982 Kyiv
21 3:56.54 Abeba Aregawi 23x15px Ethiopia 31 May 2012 Rome
22 3:56.62 Aslı Çakır Alptekin 23x15px Turkey 6 July 2012 Paris
23 3:56.63 Nadezhda Ralldugina 23x15px Soviet Union 18 August 1984 Prague
24 3:56.65 Yekaterina Podkopayeva 23x15px Soviet Union 2 September 1984 Rieti
25 3:56.7 Lyubov Smolka 23x15px Soviet Union 6 July 1980 Moscow
25 3:56.7 Doina Melinte 23x15px Romania 12 July 1986 Bucharest

Olympic medalists


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Athens
22x20px Edwin Flack (AUS) 22x20px Arthur Blake (USA) 22x20px Albin Lermusiaux (FRA)
1900 Paris
22x20px Charles Bennett (GBR) 22x20px Henri Deloge (FRA) 22x20px John Bray (USA)
1904 St. Louis
22x20px James Lightbody (USA) 22x20px Frank Verner (USA) 22x20px Lacey Hearn (USA)
1908 London
22x20px Mel Sheppard (USA) 22x20px Harold Wilson (GBR) 22x20px Norman Hallows (GBR)
1912 Stockholm
22x20px Arnold Jackson (GBR) 22x20px Abel Kiviat (USA) 22x20px Norman Taber (USA)
1920 Antwerp
22x20px Albert Hill (GBR) 22x20px Philip Baker (GBR) 22x20px Lawrence Shields (USA)
1924 Paris
22x20px Paavo Nurmi (FIN) 22x20px Willy Schärer (SUI) 22x20px Henry Stallard (GBR)
1928 Amsterdam
22x20px Harri Larva (FIN) 22x20px Jules Ladoumègue (FRA) 22x20px Eino Purje (FIN)
1932 Los Angeles
22x20px Luigi Beccali (ITA) 22x20px Jerry Cornes (GBR) 22x20px Phil Edwards (CAN)
1936 Berlin
22x20px Jack Lovelock (NZL) 22x20px Glenn Cunningham (USA) 22x20px Luigi Beccali (ITA)
1948 London
22x20px Henry Eriksson (SWE) 22x20px Lennart Strand (SWE) 22x20px Wim Slijkhuis (NED)
1952 Helsinki
22x20px Josy Barthel (LUX) 22x20px Bob McMillen (USA) 22x20px Werner Lueg (GER)
1956 Melbourne
22x20px Ron Delany (IRL) 22x20px Klaus Richtzenhain (EUA) 22x20px John Landy (AUS)
1960 Rome
22x20px Herb Elliott (AUS) 22x20px Michel Jazy (FRA) 22x20px István Rózsavölgyi (HUN)
1964 Tokyo
22x20px Peter Snell (NZL) 22x20px Josef Odložil (TCH) 22x20px John Davies (NZL)
1968 Mexico City
22x20px Kipchoge Keino (KEN) 22x20px Jim Ryun (USA) 22x20px Bodo Tümmler (FRG)
1972 Munich
22x20px Pekka Vasala (FIN) 22x20px Kipchoge Keino (KEN) 22x20px Rod Dixon (NZL)
1976 Montreal
22x20px John Walker (NZL) 22x20px Ivo van Damme (BEL) 22x20px Paul-Heinz Wellmann (FRG)
1980 Moscow
22x20px Sebastian Coe (GBR) 22x20px Jürgen Straub (GDR) 22x20px Steve Ovett (GBR)
1984 Los Angeles
22x20px Sebastian Coe (GBR) 22x20px Steve Cram (GBR) 22x20px José Manuel Abascal (ESP)
1988 Seoul
22x20px Peter Rono (KEN) 22x20px Peter Elliott (GBR) 22x20px Jens-Peter Herold (GDR)
1992 Barcelona
22x20px Fermín Cacho (ESP) 22x20px Rachid El Basir (MAR) 22x20px Mohammed Suleiman (QAT)
1996 Atlanta
22x20px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 22x20px Fermín Cacho (ESP) 22x20px Stephen Kipkorir (KEN)
2000 Sydney
22x20px Noah Ngeny (KEN) 22x20px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 22x20px Bernard Lagat (KEN)
2004 Athens
22x20px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 22x20px Bernard Lagat (KEN) 22x20px Rui Silva (POR)
2008 Beijing
22x20px Asbel Kiprop (KEN) 22x20px Nick Willis (NZL) 22x20px Mehdi Baala (FRA)
2012 London
22x20px Taoufik Makhloufi (ALG) 22x20px Leonel Manzano (USA) 22x20px Abdalaati Iguider (MAR)


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1972 Munich
22x20px Lyudmila Bragina (URS) 22x20px Gunhild Hoffmeister (GDR) 22x20px Paola Pigni (ITA)
1976 Montreal
22x20px Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 22x20px Gunhild Hoffmeister (GDR) 22x20px Ulrike Klapezynski (GDR)
1980 Moscow
22x20px Tatyana Kazankina (URS) 22x20px Christiane Wartenberg (GDR) 22x20px Nadezhda Olizarenko (URS)
1984 Los Angeles
22x20px Gabriella Dorio (ITA) 22x20px Doina Melinte (ROU) 22x20px Maricica Puică (ROU)
1988 Seoul
22x20px Paula Ivan (ROU) 22x20px Laimutė Baikauskaitė (URS) 22x20px Tetyana Samolenko (URS)
1992 Barcelona
22x20px Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 22x20px Lyudmila Rogachova (EUN) 22x20px Qu Yunxia (CHN)
1996 Atlanta
22x20px Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 22x20px Gabriela Szabo (ROU) 22x20px Theresia Kiesl (AUT)
2000 Sydney
22x20px Nouria Mérah-Benida (ALG) 22x20px Violeta Szekely (ROU) 22x20px Gabriela Szabo (ROU)
2004 Athens
22x20px Kelly Holmes (GBR) 22x20px Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 22x20px Maria Cioncan (ROU)
2008 Beijing
22x20px Nancy Langat (KEN) 22x20px Iryna Lishchynska (UKR) 22x20px Nataliya Tobias (UKR)
2012 London
22x20px Aslı Çakır Alptekin (TUR) 22x20px Gamze Bulut (TUR) 22x20px Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BRN)

World Championship medalists


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki 23x15px Steve Cram (GBR) 23x15px Steve Scott (USA) 23x15px Saïd Aouita (MAR)
1987 Rome 23x15px Abdi Bile (SOM) 23x15px José Luis González (ESP) 23x15px Jim Spivey (USA)
1991 Tokyo 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) Template:Country data KEN 23x15px Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GER)
1993 Stuttgart 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 23x15px Fermin Cacho Ruiz (ESP) 23x15px Abdi Bile (SOM)
1995 Gothenburg 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 23x15px Vénuste Niyongabo (BDI)
1997 Athens 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 23x15px Fermín Cacho (ESP) 23x15px Reyes Estévez (ESP)
1999 Seville 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Template:Country data KEN 23x15px Reyes Estévez (ESP)
2001 Edmonton 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Template:Country data KEN 23x15px Driss Maazouzi (FRA)
2003 Saint-Denis 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 23x15px Mehdi Baala (FRA) 23x15px Ivan Heshko (UKR)
2005 Helsinki 23x15px Rashid Ramzi (BHR) 23x15px Adil Kaouch (MAR) 23x15px Rui Silva (POR)
2007 Osaka 23x15px Bernard Lagat (USA) 23x15px Rashid Ramzi (BHR) Template:Country data KEN
2009 Berlin 23x15px Yusuf Saad Kamel (BHR) 23x15px Deresse Mekonnen (ETH) 23x15px Bernard Lagat (USA)
2011 Daegu Template:Country data KEN Template:Country data KEN 23x15px Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. (USA)
2013 Moscow Template:Country data KEN 23x15px Matthew Centrowitz, Jr. (USA) 23x15px Johan Cronje (RSA)


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki 23x15px Mary Decker (USA) 23x15px Zamira Zaytseva (URS) 23x15px Yekaterina Podkopayeva (URS)
1987 Rome 23x15px Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 23x15px Hildegard Körner (GDR) 23x15px Doina Melinte (ROU)
1991 Tokyo 23x15px Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 23x15px Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) 23x15px Lyudmila Rogachova (URS)
1993 Stuttgart 23x15px Liu Dong (CHN)
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23x15px Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG)
1995 Gothenburg 23x15px Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) 23x15px Kelly Holmes (GBR) 23x15px Carla Sacramento (POR)
1997 Athens 23x15px Carla Sacramento (POR) 23x15px Regina Jacobs (USA) 23x15px Anita Weyermann (SUI)
1999 Seville 23x15px Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 23x15px Regina Jacobs (USA) 23x15px Kutre Dulecha (ETH)
2001 Edmonton 23x15px Gabriela Szabo (ROU) 23x15px Violeta Szekely (ROU) 23x15px Natalya Gorelova (RUS)
2003 Saint-Denis 23x15px Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 23x15px Süreyya Ayhan (TUR) 23x15px Hayley Tullett (GBR)
2005 Helsinki 23x15px Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 23x15px Olga Yegorova (RUS) 23x15px Bouchra Ghezielle (FRA)
2007 Osaka 23x15px Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 23x15px Iryna Lishchynska (UKR) 23x15px Daniela Yordanova (BUL)
2009 Berlin 23x15px Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 23x15px Lisa Dobriskey (GBR) 23x15px Shannon Rowbury (USA)
2011 Daegu 23x15px Jennifer Simpson (USA) 23x15px Hannah England (GBR) 23x15px Natalia Rodríguez (ESP)
2013 Moscow 23x15px Abeba Aregawi (SWE) 23x15px Jennifer Simpson (USA) Template:Country data KEN

European Championship medalists


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1934 Turin 23x15px Luigi Beccali (ITA) 23x15px Miklós Szabó (HUN) 23x15px Roger Normand (FRA)
1938 Paris 23x15px Sydney Wooderson (GBR) 23x15px Joseph Mostert (BEL) 23x15px Luigi Beccali (ITA)
1946 Oslo 23x15px Lennart Strand (SWE) 23x15px Henry Eriksson (SWE) 23x15px Erik Jørgensen (DEN)
1950 Brussels 23x15px Wim Slijkhuis (NED) 23x15px Patrick El Mabrouk (FRA) 23x15px Bill Nankeville (GBR)
1954 Bern 23x15px Roger Bannister (GBR) 23x15px Gunnar Nielsen (DEN) 23x15px Stanislav Jungwirth (TCH)
1958 Stockholm 23x15px Brian Hewson (GBR) 23x15px Dan Waern (SWE)
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1962 Belgrade 23x15px Michel Jazy (FRA) 23x15px Witold Baran (POL) 23x15px Tomáš Salinger (TCH)
1966 Budapest 23x15px Bodo Tümmler (FRG) 23x15px Michel Jazy (FRA) 23x15px Harald Norpoth (FRG)
1969 Athens 23x15px John Whetton (GBR)
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23x15px Henryk Szordykowski (POL)
1971 Helsinki 23x15px Francesco Arese (ITA) 23x15px Henryk Szordykowski (POL) 23x15px Brendan Foster (GBR)
1974 Rome 23x15px Klaus-Peter Justus (GDR) 23x15px Thomas Hansen (DEN) 23x15px Thomas Wessinghage (FRG)
1978 Prague 23x15px Steve Ovett (GBR)
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23x15px David Moorcroft (GBR)
1982 Athens 23x15px Steve Cram (GBR) 23x15px Nikolay Kirov (URS) 23x15px José Manuel Abascal (ESP)
1986 Stuttgart 23x15px Steve Cram (GBR) 23x15px Sebastian Coe (GBR) 23x15px Han Kulker (NED)
1990 Split 23x15px Jens-Peter Herold (GDR) 23x15px Gennaro Di Napoli (ITA) 23x15px Mário Silva (POR)
1994 Helsinki 23x15px Fermín Cacho (ESP) 23x15px Isaac Viciosa (ESP) 23x15px Branko Zorko (CRO)
1998 Budapest 23x15px Reyes Estévez (ESP) 23x15px Rui Silva (POR) 23x15px Fermín Cacho (ESP)
2002 Munich 23x15px Mehdi Baala (FRA) 23x15px Reyes Estévez (ESP) 23x15px Rui Silva (POR)
2006 Gothenburg 23x15px Mehdi Baala (FRA) 23x15px Ivan Heshko (UKR) 23x15px Juan Carlos Higuero (ESP)
2010 Barcelona 23x15px Arturo Casado (ESP) 23x15px Carsten Schlangen (GER) 23x15px Manuel Olmedo (ESP)
2012 Helsinki 23x15px Henrik Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 23x15px Florian Carvalho (FRA) 23x15px David Bustos (ESP)
2014 Zürich 23x15px Mahiedine Mekhissi-Benabbad (FRA) 23x15px Henrik Ingebrigtsen (NOR) 23x15px Chris O'Hare (UK)


Games Gold Silver Bronze
1969 Athens 23x15px Jaroslava Jehličková (TCH) 23x15px Maria Gommers (NED) 23x15px Paola Pigni (ITA)
1971 Helsinki 23x15px Karin Burneleit (GDR) 23x15px Gunhild Hoffmeister (GDR) 23x15px Ellen Tittel (FRG)
1974 Rome 23x15px Gunhild Hoffmeister (GDR) 23x15px Lilyana Tomova (BUL) 23x15px Grete Andersen (GDR)
1978 Prague 23x15px Giana Romanova (URS) 23x15px Natalia Marasescu (ROM) 23x15px Totka Petrova (BUL)
1982 Athens 23x15px Olga Dvirna (URS) 23x15px Zamira Zaytseva (URS) 23x15px Gabriella Dorio (ITA)
1986 Stuttgart 23x15px Ravilya Agletdinova (URS) 23x15px Tetyana Khamitova-Samolenko (URS) 23x15px Doina Besliu-Melinte (ROM)
1990 Split 23x15px Snežana Pajkić (YUG) 23x15px Ellen Kiessling (GDR) 23x15px Sandra Gasser (SUI)
1994 Helsinki 23x15px Lyudmila Rogachova (RUS) 23x15px Kelly Holmes (GBR) 23x15px Yekaterina Podkopayeva (RUS)
1998 Budapest 23x15px Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) 23x15px Carla Sacramento (POR) 23x15px Anita Weyermann (SUI)
2002 Munich 23x15px Süreyya Ayhan (TUR) 23x15px Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 23x15px Tatyana Tomashova (RUS)
2006 Gothenburg 23x15px Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 23x15px Yuliya Chizhenko (RUS) 23x15px Daniela Yordanova (BUL)
2010 Barcelona 23x15px Nuria Fernández (ESP) 23x15px Hind Dehiba (FRA) 23x15px Natalia Rodríguez (ESP)
2012 Helsinki 23x15px Aslı Çakır Alptekin (TUR) 23x15px Gamze Bulut (TUR) 23x15px Anna Mishchenko (UKR)
2014 Zürich 23x15px Sifan Hassan (NED) 23x15px Abeba Aregawi (SWE) 23x15px Laura Weightman (GBR)

Season's bests (outdoor)


Year Time Athlete Location Ref
1966 3:36.1 23x15px Jim Ryun (USA) Berkeley
1967 3:33.1 23x15px Jim Ryun (USA) Los Angeles
1968 3:34.9 Template:Country data KEN Mexico City
1969 3:37.2 23x15px Marty Liquori (USA) Stuttgart
1970 3:34.0 23x15px Jean Wadoux (FRA) Colombes
1971 3:36.0 23x15px Marty Liquori (USA) Milan
1972 3:36.33 23x15px Pekka Vasala (FIN) Munich
1973 3:34.6 23x15px Filbert Bayi (TAN) Helsinki
1974 3:32.16 23x15px Filbert Bayi (TAN) Christchurch
1975 3:32.4 23x15px John Walker (NZL) Oslo
1976 3:34.19 23x15px John Walker (NZL) Stockholm
1977 3:32.72 23x15px John Walker (NZL) Brussels
1978 3:35.48 23x15px David Moorcroft (GBR) Edmonton
1979 3:32.03 23x15px Sebastian Coe (GBR) Zürich
1980 3:31.36 23x15px Steve Ovett (GBR) Koblenz
1981 3:31.57 23x15px Steve Ovett (GBR) Budapest
1982 3:32.12 23x15px Sydney Maree (USA) Brussels
1983 3:30.77 23x15px Steve Ovett (GBR) Rieti
1984 3:31.54 23x15px Saïd Aouita (MAR) Hengelo
1985 3:29.46 23x15px Saïd Aouita (MAR) Berlin
1986 3:29.77 23x15px Sebastian Coe (GBR) Rieti
1987 3:30.69 23x15px Saïd Aouita (MAR) Oslo
1988 3:30.95 23x15px Steve Cram (GBR) Brussels
1989 3:30.55 23x15px Abdi Bile (SOM) Rieti
1990 3:32.60 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) Bologna
1991 3:31.00 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) Helsinki
1992 3:28.86 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) Rieti
1993 3:29.20 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) Narbonne
1994 3:30.61 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) Villeneuve d'Ascq
1995 3:27.37 23x15px Noureddine Morceli (ALG) Nice
1996 3:29.05 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Brussels
1997 3:28.91 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Zürich
1998 3:26.00 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Rome
1999 3:27.65 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Seville
2000 3:27.21 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Zürich
2001 3:26.12 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Brussels
2002 3:26.89 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Zürich
2003 3:28.40 23x15px Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Brussels
2004 3:27.40 Template:Country data KEN Zürich
2005 3:29.30 23x15px Bernard Lagat (USA) Rieti
2006 3:29.02 Template:Country data KEN Rome
2007 3:30.54 23x15px Alan Webb (USA) Saint-Denis
2008 3:31.49 Template:Country data KEN Monaco
2009 3:29.47 Template:Country data KEN Berlin
2010 3:29.27 Template:Country data KEN Monaco
2011 3:30.46 Template:Country data KEN Rieti
2012 3:28.88 Template:Country data KEN Monaco [11]
2013 3:27.72 Template:Country data KEN Monaco [12]
2014 3:27.64 Template:Country data KEN Monaco


Year Time Athlete Location Ref
1970 4:12.2 23x15px Karin Burneleit (GDR) Berlin
1971 4:09.6 23x15px Karin Burneleit (GDR) Helsinki
1972 4:01.4 23x15px Lyudmila Bragina (URS) Munich
1973 4:04.6 23x15px Karin Krebs (GDR) Potsdam
1974 4:02.25 23x15px Gunhild Hoffmeister (GDR) Rome
1975 4:06.0 23x15px Nina Morgunova (URS) Moscow
1976 3:56.0 23x15px Tatyana Kazankina (URS) Podolsk
1977 4:02.65 23x15px Natalia Marasescu (ROU) Bucharest
1978 3:59.01 23x15px Giana Romanova (URS) Prague
1979 3:57.4 23x15px Totka Petrova (BUL) Athens
1980 3:52.47 23x15px Tatyana Kazankina (URS) Zürich
1981 3:57.78 23x15px Olga Dvirna (URS) Budapest
1982 3:54.23 23x15px Olga Dvirna (URS) Kiev
1983 3:57.12 23x15px Mary Slaney (USA) Stockholm
1984 3:56.63 23x15px Nadezhda Ralldugina (URS) Prague
1985 3:57.24 23x15px Mary Slaney (USA) Brussels
1986 3:56.7 23x15px Doina Melinte (ROU) Bucharest
1987 3:58.56 23x15px Tatyana Dorovskikh (URS) Rome
1988 3:53.96 23x15px Paula Ivan (ROU) Seoul
1989 3:59.23 23x15px Paula Ivan (ROU) Nice
1990 3:58.69 23x15px Doina Melinte (ROU) Villeneuve d'Ascq
1991 3:59.16 23x15px Natalya Artyomova (RUS) Zürich
1992 3:55.30 23x15px Hassiba Boulmerka (ALG) Barcelona
1993 3:50.46 23x15px Qu Yunxia (CHN) Beijing
1994 3:59.10
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
1995 3:58.85
  1. REDIRECT Template:Country data Republic of Ireland
1996 3:56.77 23x15px Svetlana Masterkova (RUS) Zürich
1997 3:50.98 23x15px Jiang Bo (CHN) Shanghai
1998 3:56.97 23x15px Gabriela Szabo (ROU) Monaco
1999 3:59.31 23x15px Violeta Szekely (ROU) Zürich
2000 3:57.40 23x15px Suzy Favor-Hamilton (USA) Oslo
2001 3:59.35 23x15px Violeta Szekely (ROU) Monaco
2002 3:57.75 23x15px Süreyya Ayhan (TUR) Brussels
2003 3:55.33 23x15px Süreyya Ayhan (TUR) Brussels
2004 3:57.90 23x15px Kelly Holmes (GBR) Athens
2005 3:56.79 23x15px Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) Rieti
2006 3:55.68 23x15px Yuliya Fomenko (RUS) Saint-Denis
2007 3:58.75 23x15px Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) Osaka
2008 3:59.75i 23x15px Gelete Burka (ETH) Valencia
2009 3:56.55 23x15px Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) Rome
2010 3:57.65 23x15px Anna Alminova (RUS) Saint-Denis
2011 4:00.06 23x15px Morgan Uceny (USA) Brussels
2012 3:56.15[13] 23x15px Mariem Alaoui Selsouli (MAR) Paris [14]
2013 3:56.60 23x15px Abeba Aregawi (SWE) Doha
2014 3:55.17i 23x15px Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) Karlsruhe
  • "i" indicates performance on 200m indoor track

Other sports

1,500 metres is also an event in swimming and speed skating. The world records for the distance in swimming for men are 14:10.10 (swum in a 25 metre pool) swum by Grant Hackett; 14:31.02 (swum in a 50 metre pool) by Sun Yang, and by women 15:32.90 (swum in a 25 metre pool); 15:36.53 (swum in a 50 metre pool)[15] by Katie Ledecky.

The world records for the distance in speed skating are 1:41.04 by Shani Davis and 1:51.79 by Cindy Klassen.[16]


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  6. ^ Mike Rowbottom (18 July 2014). "Kiplagat shows his class with 3:27.64 in Monaco - IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Monaco Diamond League Meet 2013 1500m Results
  8. ^ Mike Rowbottom (19 July 2013). "Seven world leads on magical night in Monaco – IAAF Diamond League". IAAF. Retrieved 21 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "IAAF Diamond League - 1500m Results". 18 July 2014. Retrieved 19 July 2014. 
  10. ^ All time Women's 1500 metres. IAAF. Retrieved on 2012-02-07.
  11. ^ "1500 Metres Results". IAAF. 20 July 2012. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Larry Eder (19 July 2013). "Monaco Herculis : Asbel Kiprop runs 3:27.72, Mo Farah runs 3:28.81-video from Universal Sports!". Retrieved 15 January 2014. 
  13. ^ Mariem Alaoui Selsouli was banned from The Olympic games 2012 in London after testing positive for the diuretic furosemide, following her competition in Diamond League July 6, 2012 in Paris-Saint-Denis, with the result 3:56.15 min.
  14. ^ Mulvenney, Nick (25 July 2012). "UPDATE 1-Olympics-Athletics-Moroccan Selsouli tests positive". Reuters. 
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  16. ^ "Current Speedskating World Records". Archived from the original on 2009-10-19. 

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