Mile News


All 3 American Men Advance to IAAF World Championship 1500m Semifinal

August 27, 2015

Team USA once again looked strong in the first round of the 1500 as Matthew Centrowitz, Leo Manzano and Robby Andrews all advanced to Friday’s semifinals.

From LetsRun.com

Day 6 of the 2015 IAAF World Championships in Beijing began in a very similar fashion to Day 5 for Team USA’s distance squad. Yesterday, the men’s 5000 runners cruised through their prelims to advance to Saturday’s final while the women’s 800 runners didn’t have it as easy, as Molly Ludlow and Brenda Martinez had to sweat it out and Alysia Montano went home after falling with 200 meters to go.

The men once again looked strong today in the first round of the 1500 as Matthew Centrowitz, Leo Manzano and Robby Andrews all advanced to Friday’s semifinals. The women’s 5000 was a different story as only U.S. champ Nicole Tully made it through to the final, doing so as the fourth of five time qualifiers. Marielle Hall and Abbey D’Agostino both struggled and finished 10th and 12th in their heat, respectively.

Looking at the big picture, the most notable story from this morning’s session was the DNF of World Indoor champ Ayanleh Souleiman in the 1500. Souleiman had scratched from the 800 earlier in the meet and now we know why: he was dealing with an injury, and though he gave it a go today, he pulled up lame with about 480 to go in his heat and won’t be running in the semifinals tomorrow night. It’s sad to see a medal favorite go home because his body betrayed him, but the 1500 is so loaded that Sunday’s final is still a must-see event.

Continue reading at: letsrun.com

Tags: robby andrews (21) , matthew centrowitz (118) , leo manzano (112) , iaaf world championships (18)

Facebook Comments

Return the Mile to prominence on the American & worldwide sports and cultural landscape by elevating and celebrating the Mile to create a movement.

ELEVATE
Bring Back the Mile as the premier event in the sport, and increase interest in and media coverage of the Mile for both those who love the distance as well as the general public.

CELEBRATE
Bring Back the Mile to celebrate the storied distance and to recognize the people who made and make the Mile great and to promote Mile events and the next generation of U.S. Milers.

NATIONAL MOVEMENT
Bring Back the Mile to create a national movement for the Mile as America’s Distance,
to inspire Americans to run the Mile as part of their fitness program and to replace the 1600 meters at High School State Track & Field Meets across the country.

Become a Mile Maniac member or a BBTM sponsor today! Join us, and go Mile!

Join Us

Thanks for joining the movement and being a Mile Maniac. We'll keep you up to-date with our Mile wires as well as exclusive contests and opportunities. Help us spread the word by sharing our site and joining us on Facebook, Twitter & Instagram!