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Gold medal times in the 1,500m at the Summer Olympics 1896-2016

Gold medal winning times in the Men's and Women's 1,500 meters at the Summer Olympics from 1896 to 2016

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Sources

Release date

2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

1896 to 2016

Supplementary notes

This data was collected using the official Olympic.org site, as well as a spreadsheet from the Guardian that includes data from 1896-2008 (available here), 2012 and 2016 data was compared with that from Encyclopaedia Britannica, and several news outlets were used to update the table when medals were reassigned (i.e. for doping offenses).

The winning athletes (male listed first) and their represented countries are as follows:
1896 - Edwin Flack (Australia)
1900 - Charles Bennett (Great Britain)
1904 - James Lightbody (US)
1908 - Melvin Sheppard (US)
1912 - Arnold Jackson (Great Britain)
1920 - Albert Hill (Great Britain)
1924 - Paavo Nurmi (Finland)
1928 - Harri Larva (Finland)
1932 - Luigi Beccali (Italy)
1936 - John Lovelock (New Zealand)
1948 - Henry Eriksson (Sweden)
1952 - Joseph Barthel (Luxembourg)
1956 - Ron Delany (Ireland)
1960 - Herb Elliot (Australia)
1964 - Peter Snell (New Zealand)
1968 - Kip Keino (Kenya)
1972 - Pekka Vasala (Finland) & Lyudmila Bragina (USSR)
1976 - John George Walker (New Zealand) & Tatiana Kazankina (USSR)
1980 - Sebastian Coe (Great Britain) & Tatiana Kazankina (USSR)
1984 - Sebastian Coe (Great Britain) & Gabriella Dorio (Italy)
1988 - Peter Rono (Kenya) & Paula Ivan (Romania)
1992 - Fermin Cacho Ruiz (Spain) & Hassiba Boulmerka (Algeria)
1996 - Noureddine Morceli (Algeria) & Svetlana Masterkova (Russia)
2000 - Noah Kiprono Ngenyi (Kenya) & Nouria Merah-Benida (Algeria)
2004 - Hicham El Guerrouj (Morocco) & Kelly Holmes (Great Britain)
2008 - Asbel Kipruto Kiprop (Kenya) & Nancy Jebet Lagat (Kenya)
2012 - Taoufik Makhloufi (Algeria) & Maryam Yusuf Jamal (Brunei)
2016 - Matthew Centrowitz (US) & Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (Kenya)

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