It was an amazing year in the 1500 - so amazing that Seb Coe's 1979 WR of 3:32.03 would have put him as the 17th fastest man in 2014. No one was faster than Silas Kiplagat but in our minds no one was better than Ayanleh Souleiman. Thanks to HOKA One One and John Hayes, a resurgent Leo Manzano claims US #1.
The world record of 3:26.00 remains safe, but the much-hyped men’s 1,500 delivered, producing one of the greatest races in the history of the event.
Asbel Kiprop, Silas Kiplagat, Makhloufi and Wote produced a "classic" and "astonishing" 1,500 to start the season. The Ethiopian national record was set and it only got 6th place.
At the 2012 Olympics, the best 1500 runner on the planet Asbel Kiprop was injured and Taoufik Makhloufi ended up being totally dominant - some think too dominant. Well they will clash on Friday with each other as well as Silas Kiplagat and the third and fourth placers from Moscow. A MUST WATCH start to the season.
Meb, Meb, Meb: We break down Meb's amazing win at Boston and Rita Jeptoo's finish. Plus, emails from Ryan Hall's mom, Meb's brother, some praise for Dan O'Brien, a sub 5 beer mile, Annie Bersagel joins the sub 2:30 club, and some tremendous pro action at Drake.