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Hocker defends Olympic Trials 1500 title

June 24, 2024

Top eight surpassed old Trials record in exciting race

In the greatest U.S. 1500 meter race, Cole Hocker impressively defended his Olympic Trials title, crushing the meet record in 3:30.59, also a PR. Yared Nuguse followed closely on Hocker’s heels in 3:30.86, and 21-year-old Hobbs Kessler took the coveted third Team USA berth to Paris, holding off Vince Ciattei, 3:31.53 to 3:31.78. The top trio qualifed for Team USA berths at the Paris Olympics in August.

Overall, the top 8 bettered the old meet record (3:34.09, Matthew Centrowitz, 2016, and Nuguse, 2024 semi) and 8 of 12 finishers recorded PRs. Bravo! Watch and enjoy.


Tags: yared nuguse (15) , vince ciattei (13) , paris 2024 (3) , olympic trials (56) , hobbs kessler (18) , cole hocker (17)

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