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RE: Steve Holman Once Ran 3:33.60 for 1500m and Finished 14th
1500 Metres
5th 3:30.88 William Chirchir (KEN) Monaco 19 July 2002

This year, also in Monaco, Makhloufi ran 3:30.80 for fith.
Making him the new fastest 5th place finisher ever. So he has that ... plus an Olympic Gold medal if you care for those things.

800 Metres
1st 1:41.01 David Rudisha (KEN) Rieti 29 August 2010
2nd 1:42.23 Abubaker Kaki (SUD) Oslo 4 June 2010
3rd 1:42.69 Japheth Kimutai (KEN) Brussels, 3 September 1999
4th 1:42.85 Norberto Tellez (CUB) Atlanta, 21 July 1996
5th 1:43.09 Djabir Said-Guerni (MAR) Brussels, 3 September 1999
6th 1:43.30 Yuriy Borzakovskiy (RUS) Zurich, 17 August 2001
7th 1:43.59 Alfred Kirwa Yego (KEN) Rieti, 27 August 2006
8th 1:44.33 Dimitry Bogdanov (RUS) Athens, 2 July 2006

Here are the Olympic results:

1. David Lekuta Rudisha (Kenya) 1 minute 40.91 WR seconds
2. Nijel Amos (Botswana) 1:41.73
3. Timothy Kitum (Kenya) 1:42.53
4. Duane Solomon (U.S.) 1:42.82
5. Nick Symmonds (U.S.) 1:42.95
6. Mohammed Aman (Ethiopia) 1:43.20
7. Abubaker Kaki (Sudan) 1:43.32
8. Andrew Osagie (Britain) 1:43.77

Best ever for all 8 positions.
First time for:
Sub 1:42 for 2nd
Sub 1:43 for 5th
Sub 1:43.50 for 7th
Sub 1:44 for 8th

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