Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games – Men's 1500 metres

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The men's 1500 metres event at the 1978 Commonwealth Games was held on 11 and 12 August at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. [1]

1500 metres foremost middle distance track event in athletics

The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics. The distance has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 and the World Championships in Athletics since 1983. It is equivalent to 1.5 kilometers or approximately ​1516 miles.

Athletics at the 1978 Commonwealth Games

At the 1978 Commonwealth Games, the athletics events were held at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A total of 38 events were contested, 23 for men and 15 for women.

Commonwealth Stadium (Edmonton) Stadium in Edmonton, Alberta

Commonwealth Stadium, also known as The Brick Field at Commonwealth Stadium during Eskimos events, is an open-air, all-seater multipurpose stadium located in the McCauley neighbourhood of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. It has a seating capacity of 55,819, making it the largest open-air stadium in Canada. It has been used for Canadian football, athletics, soccer, and rugby union, as well as concerts.

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Medalists

GoldSilverBronze
David Moorcroft
Flag of England.svg  England
Filbert Bayi
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
John Robson
Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland

Results

Heats

Held on 11 August

Qualification: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 2 fastest (q) qualify for the final.

RankHeatNameNationalityTimeNotes
12 Filbert Bayi Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 3:38.76Q
22 John Robson Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 3:38.84Q
32 Rod Dixon Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3:39.03Q
42 Kipsubai Koskei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3:39.24Q
52 James McGuinness Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 3:39.24Q
62 Paul Craig Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3:39.83q
72 Tim Hutchings Flag of England.svg  England 3:40.57q
81 Wilson Waigwa Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3:41.36Q
91 Richard Tuwei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3:41.41Q
101 David Moorcroft Flag of England.svg  England 3:41.47Q
111 Glen Grant Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3:41.58Q
121 Frank Clement Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 3:41.63Q
131 John Craig Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3:42.66
142 Dean Childs Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3:44.32
151 Paul Lawther Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 3:44.42
162 Steve Cram Flag of England.svg  England 3:44.83
171 Dennis Norris Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3:45.96
182 Steve Jones Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3:49.35
192 Michael Watson Flag of Bermuda.svg  Bermuda 3:50.38
201 John Charvetto Government Ensign of Gibraltar (1939-1999).svg  Gibraltar 3:52.43
211 John Davies Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3:53.48
222 Halidu Zinentah Flag of Ghana.svg  Ghana 3:53.99
231 Molapo Mopeli Flag of Lesotho (1966-1987).svg  Lesotho 4:00.27
242 Conrad Francis Flag of Grenada.svg  Grenada 4:07.13
252 Nicholas Akers Flag of the Cayman Islands.svg  Cayman Islands 4:10.29
261 John Erysthee Flag of Saint Lucia 1967.svg  Saint Lucia 4:13.94
271 Lewis Swann Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands 4:34.48
282 Robert Ingham Flag of the Turks and Caicos Islands.svg  Turks and Caicos Islands 4:45.36
1 Suleiman Nyambui Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania DNS

Final

Held on 12 August

RankNameNationalityTimeNotes
Gold medal icon.svg David Moorcroft Flag of England.svg  England 3:35.48
Silver medal icon.svg Filbert Bayi Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania 3:35.59
Bronze medal icon.svg John Robson Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 3:35.60
4 Frank Clement Flag of Scotland.svg  Scotland 3:35.66
5 Wilson Waigwa Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3:37.49
6 Glen Grant Flag of Wales (1959-present).svg  Wales 3:38.05
7 Richard Tuwei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3:40.51
8 Rod Dixon Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 3:41.34
9 James McGuinness Ulster Banner.svg  Northern Ireland 3:42.59
10 Tim Hutchings Flag of England.svg  England 3:43.05
11 Paul Craig Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 3:43.42
12 Kipsubai Koskei Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 3:45.45

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References

  1. "Results". Archived from the original on 2012-09-14. Retrieved 2018-02-25.