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Greatest U.S. women’s 1500 EVER!

June 30, 2024

The top six athletes bettered the old Trials record!

At the Olympic Trials in Eugene, the U.S. women produced an historic 1500 meters. Elle St. Pierre, who earlier won the 5000m, took the pace out from the gun, hitting the first 400 in 61 seconds. In the final thrilling home stretch, Nikki Hiltz passed St. Pierre and Emily Mackay to win in a stunning 3:55.33 (#2 U.S. all-time), shattering St. Pierre’s Trials record of 3:58.03 from 2021 and defending her 2023 crown. Mackay and St. Pierre followed quickly in 3:55.90 and 3:55.99 (#3 and #4 U.S. all-time). The trio will represent Team USA at the Paris Olympics in August.

In the greatest mass finish for U.S. women in the 1500, the top six athletes surpassed the old Trials record and the top eight also set personal records, all sub-4. What a race! Watch and enjoy.


Tags: sinclaire johnson (10) , paris 2024 (3) , olympic trials (56) , nikki hiltz (48) , emily mackay (5) , elinor purrier (30)

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