Elliott Notches World B Standard With Bottrop Gala 1500m Runner-Up

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American Distance Project Press Release
July 21, 2013

(Bottrop, Germany) – Despite windy conditions, Matt Elliott (Brooks) powered through the final lap of the 1500-meters at the Bottrop Gala in Bottrop, Germany, bettering the World Championships B standard of 3:37.00 and taking second place.

Elliott, who posted a personal best of 3:36.88, now becomes the official alternate for Team USA set to compete at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics to be held in Moscow, Russia, August 10 -18. The members of Team USA’s 1500-meter squad are Matt Centrowitz, Leonel Manzano and Lopez Lomong. Elliott will only compete if one of the three withdraws from the team.

Men’s 1500m A Results
1 Homiyu Tesfaye GER 3:36.23
2 Matt Elliott USA 3:36.88
3 Zebrowski Krzysztof POL 3:37.46
4 Florian Orth GER 3:38.72
5 John Bolas USA 3:38.77
6 Anou Abderrahmane ALG 3:38.87
7 Corrales Vctor ESP 3:38.91
8 Imedio Alberto ESP 3:39.04
9 D’Hoedt Jeroen BEL 3:39.05
10 Keiner Sebastian GER 3:39.08
11 Casado Arturo ESP 3:39.16
12 Craig Miller USA 3:39.35
13 Kedi Adel ETH 3:39.47
14 Mechaal Adel ESP 3:39.82
15 Belharbazi Otmane FRA 3:41.17
Tuwei Dickson KEN dnf

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