19 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Men’s 1500m preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Qatar's Hamza Driouch holding off Kenya's Hillary Ngetich to win the 2012 IAAF World Junior Chamionships 1500m title (Getty Images)Qatar's Hamza Driouch holding off Kenya's Hillary Ngetich to win the 2012 IAAF World Junior Chamionships 1500m title (Getty Images) © Copyright

Despite running the fastest time for a junior in 11 years in Lausanne recently, Ronald Kwemoi was not included in the Kenyan team and he will concentrate on the African Championships next month.

Barcelona 2012 silver medallist Hillary Ngetich and Jonathan Kiplimo are tasked with regaining the title they lost two years ago in the Catalan city.

Morocco has won the 1500m title three times in the past and is counting this time on Hassan Ghachoui, who has a best of 3:38.56, the only sub 3:40 performer this year among those registered, and Mohammed Abid, who was fourth two years ago.

Brazil's newly-minted South American junior record holder Thiago André (3:40.59) and Great Britain’s Shaun Wyllie (3:41.43) are also expected to feature well in the final.                                      

Javier Clavelo Robinson for the IAAF   

Men's 1500 Metres Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Hamza Driouch QAT QAT 12 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Abdalaati Iguider 3:35.53 MAR MAR Grosseto 15 JUL 2004

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Ronald Kwemoi KEN KEN 3:28.81
2 Hassan Ghachoui MAR MAR 3:38.56
3 Bernard Katui Muia KEN KEN 3:38.7
4 Abdi Waiss Mouhyadin DJI DJI 3:40.02
5 Jonathan Kiplimo Sawe KEN KEN 3:40.02