Olympics
List of all Olympics Men's 1500 Meter winners including gold, silver and bronze medalists.

Men's 1500 Meter

The event of 1500 meter sprint needs great physical stamina as well as hard training. Athletes sans these requirements exhaust themselves in the race. Olympics titles of 1500 meter sprint carry high value in the athlete community.

Debut
1500 meter sprint for men made its debut since the beginning of the modern Olympics in 1896. Thereafter, it has been a regular feature in the Olympics.

Rules
1500 meter race for men in Olympics is governed in accordance with the rules of the International Association of Athletes Federations or IAAF.
  • Length and width of the tracks and lanes must be in accordance with the specifications of the IAAF.
  • Runners are prohibited from running on the inner line of the track.
  • Any sprinter who commits two consecutive false starts is barred from taking part in the race.
  • Any runner found guilty of obstructing the race is disqualified.
  • Any sprinter who steps out of the track faces instant disqualification.
  • If the participants are too many, preliminary heats are organized. Top twelve winners of the preliminaries participate in the final round. All the athletes have to participate in the preliminaries.
  • Automatic timing devices approved by IAAF are used for measuring time in the tournament.
  • Any athlete who is unable to touch the finish line for whatever reason is not considered no matter what has been his performance in the middle.
Domination
For a long time, the event has been dominated by the British and US runners. However, African sprinters broke their domination. Currently, athletes from the three places give tough competition to one another.

Great Athletes
Top performers of the event have been Steve Cram, Herb Elliott, Hicham El Guerrouj, Bernard Lagat, John Landy, Mehdi Baala, Said Aouita, Fermin Cacho, Sebastian Coe, Vénuste Niyongabo, Daniel Komen, Noureddine Morceli, Steve Ovett, Jim Ryun, Peter Snell, John Walker, Noah Ngeny, and John Walker.

Men's 1500 Meter Winners at Olympics

Year
Gold Silver Bronze
1896 Edwin Flack
Australia
Arthur Blake
United States
Albin Lermusiaux
France
1900 Charles Bennett
Great Britain
Henri Deloge
France
John Bray
United States
1904 James Lightbody
United States
Frank Verner
United States
Lacey Hearn
United States
1908 Mel Sheppard
United States
Harold A. Wilson
Great Britain
Norman Hallows
Great Britain
1912 Arnold Jackson
Great Britain
Abel Kiviat
United States
Norman Taber
United States
1920 Albert HILL
Great Britain
Philip BAKER
Great Britain
Lawrence Shields
United States
1924 Paavo Nurmi
Finland
Willy Schärer
Switzerland
Henry Stallard
Great Britain
1928 Harri Larva
Finland
Jules Ladoumègue
France
Eino Purje
Finland
1932 Luigi Beccali
Italy
Jerry Cornes
Great Britain
Phil Edwards
Canada
1936 Jack Lovelock
New Zealand
Glenn CUNNINGHAM
United States

1948 Henry Eriksson
Sweden
Lennart Strand
Sweden
Wim Slijkhuis
Netherlands
1952 Josy Barthel
Luxembourg
Bob McMillen
United States
Werner Lueg
Germany
1956 Ron Delaney
Ireland
Klaus Richtzenhain
United Team Of Germany
John Landy
Australia
1960 Herb Elliott
Australia
Michel Jazy
France
István Rózsavölgyi
Hungary
1964 Peter Snell
New Zealand
Josef Odložil
Czechoslovakia
John Davies
New Zealand
1968 Kipchoge Keino
Kenya
Jim Ryun
United States
Bodo TÜMMLER
West Germany
1972 Pekka Vasala
Finland
Kipchoge Keino
Kenya
Rod Dixon
New Zealand
1976 John Walker
New Zealand
Ivo van Damme
Belgium
Paul-Heinz Wellmann
West Germany
1980 Sebastian Coe
Great Britain
Jürgen Straub
East Germany
Steve Ovett
Great Britain
1984 Sebastian Coe
Great Britain
Steve Cram
Great Britain
José Manuel Abascal
Spain
1988 Peter Rono
Kenya
Peter Elliott
Great Britain
Jens-Peter Herold
East Germany
1992 Fermín Cacho
Spain
Rachid El Basir
Morocco
Mohammed Suleiman
Qatar
1996 Noureddine Morceli
Algeria
Fermín Cacho
Spain
Stephen Kipkorir
Kenya
2000 Noah Ngeny
Kenya
Hicham El Guerrouj
Morocco
Bernard Lagat
Kenya
2004 Hicham El Guerrouj
Morocco
Bernard Lagat
Kenya
Rui Silva
Portugal
2008 Asbel Kiprop
Kenya
Nick Willis
New Zealand
Mehdi Baala
France
2012 Taoufik Makhloufi
Algeria

Abdalaati Iguider
Morocco
2016 Matthew Centrowitz, Jr.
United States
Taoufik Makhloufi
Algeria
Nick Willis
New Zealand