Jakob Ingebrigtsen winning the men's 1500m title at the 2022 European Athletics Championships

BUDAPEST, Hungary (August 19) — Jakob Ingebrigtsen, the world-leader in the men’s 1500m, effortlessly secured his spot in the semifinals on Day One of the 2023 World Athletics Championships, registering a swift 3:33.94. The Norwegian sensation, who clinched a silver medal at the 2022 championships in Eugene, Oregon, is keen on elevating his standing this year.

Accompanying Ingebrigtsen from the first heat were Great Britain’s Josh Kerr, who finished a close second with 3:34.00, and Kenya’s Reynold Kipkorir Cheruiyot, who claimed the third spot with 3:34.24.

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The subsequent heat witnessed a tight finish, with Spain’s Mario Garcia emerging victorious with a time of 3:46.77. He was closely trailed by Tshepo Tshite of South Africa (3:46.79), Great Britain’s Neil Gourley (3:46.87), and Samuel Tanner of New Zealand (3:46.93), all finishing within a hair’s breadth of each other.

Dutch prodigy Niels Laros and Kenya’s Abel Kipsang dominated the remaining heats. Laros, displaying impeccable form, clinched the top position in the final heat with 3:34.25. Kipsang mirrored this time, taking the lead in the third heat.

Other standout performers advancing to the semifinals include USA’s duo Yared Nuguse (3:34.16) and Cole Hocker (3:34.43), Spain’s Mohamed Katir (3:34.34), and New Zealand’s Adam Spencer (3:34.17).

Expect the tempo to increase in the semifinal races when these men return to race again on Sunday, 20 August.

Click here for the official event page on the World Athletics website.

Men’s 1500m Results From The Heats On Day One

Men’s 1500m Results Heat 1:

2Josh KERRGBR3:34.00 Q
3Reynold Kipkorir CHERUIYOTKEN3:34.24 Q
4Adel MECHAALESP3:34.35 Q
5Isaac NADERPOR3:34.36 Q
8Samuel ZELEKEETH3:36.57
9Abraham GUEMSSD3:37.85 PB
10Ryan MPHAHLELERSA3:39.16
11Yervand MKRTCHYANARM3:39.35 NR
12Nicholas GRIGGSIRL3:40.72
13Matthew RAMSDENAUS3:46.45
14Tom ELMERSUI3:55.72

Men’s 1500m Results Heat 2:

1Mario GARCÍAESP3:46.77 Q
2Tshepo TSHITERSA3:46.79 Q
3Neil GOURLEYGBR3:46.87 Q
4Samuel TANNERNZL3:46.93 Q
5Ruben VERHEYDENBEL3:47.02 Q
6Timothy CHERUIYOTKEN3:47.09 Q
7Joonas RINNEFIN3:47.16
8Joe WASKOMUSA3:47.26
9Hicham AKANKAMMAR3:47.45
10Luke MCCANNIRL3:47.48
11Teddese LEMIETH3:47.49
14Julian RANCFRA3:48.63

Men’s 1500m Results Heat 3:

1Niels LAROSNED3:34.25 Q
2Mohamed KATIRESP3:34.34 Q
3Cole HOCKERUSA3:34.43 Q
4Pietro ARESEITA3:34.48 Q
5Narve Gilje NORDÅSNOR3:34.67 Q
6Azeddine HABZFRA3:35.16 Q
7Stewart MCSWEYNAUS3:36.01
8Kieran LUMBCAN3:36.66
9Abdellatif SADIKIMAR3:37.19
10Elzan BIBIĆSRB3:37.45
11István SZÖGIHUN3:37.57
12Abu MAYANJAUGA3:38.15
13Ajay Kumar SAROJIND3:38.24 PB
14Diego Javier LACAMOIREARG3:38.92 PB
15Ismael DEBJANIBEL3:39.73

Men’s 1500m Results Heat 4:

1Abel KIPSANGKEN3:34.08 Q
2Yared NUGUSEUSA3:34.16 Q
3Adam SPENCERAUS3:34.17 Q
4Charles GRETHENLUX3:34.32 QSB
5Elliot GILESGBR3:34.63 Q
6Andrew COSCORANIRL3:34.75 Q
7Ossama MESLEKITA3:35.12
8Salim KEDDARALG3:35.17
9Jochem VERMEULENBEL3:35.45
10Anass ESSAYIMAR3:35.63
11Michał ROZMYSPOL3:36.26 SB
12Raphael PALLITSCHAUT3:36.47 PB
13Kristian Uldbjerg HANSENDEN3:37.27 PB
14Adisu GIRMAETH3:45.86

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