World Record Progression of 1500 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
3:26.00 Hicham EL GUERROUJ 14 SEP 1974 MAR MAR Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 14 JUL 1998
3:27.37 Noureddine MORCELI 28 FEB 1970 ALG ALG Nice (FRA) 12 JUL 1995
3:28.86 Noureddine MORCELI 28 FEB 1970 ALG ALG Rieti (ITA) 06 SEP 1992
3:29.46 Saïd AOUITA 02 NOV 1959 MAR MAR Berlin (GER) 23 AUG 1985
3:29.67 Steve CRAM 14 OCT 1960 GBR GBR Nice (FRA) 16 JUL 1985
3:30.77 Steve OVETT 09 OCT 1955 GBR GBR Rieti (ITA) 04 SEP 1983
3:31.24 Sydney MAREE 09 SEP 1956 USA USA Köln (GER) 28 AUG 1983
3:31.36 Steve OVETT 09 OCT 1955 GBR GBR Koblenz (GER) 27 AUG 1980
3:32.1h Steve OVETT 09 OCT 1955 GBR GBR Oslo (NOR) 15 JUL 1980
3:32.1h Sebastian COE 29 SEP 1956 GBR GBR Zürich (SUI) 15 AUG 1979
3:32.2h Filbert BAYI 23 JUN 1953 TAN TAN Christchurch (NZL) 02 FEB 1974
3:33.1h Jim RYUN 29 APR 1947 USA USA Los Angeles, CA (USA) 08 JUL 1967
3:35.6h Herb ELLIOTT 25 FEB 1938 AUS AUS Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 06 SEP 1960
3:36.0h Herb ELLIOTT 25 FEB 1938 AUS AUS Göteborg (SWE) 28 AUG 1958
3:38.1h Stanislav JUNGWIRTH 15 AUG 1930 TCH TCH Stará Boleslav (TCH) 12 JUL 1957
3:40.2h Olavi SALONEN 20 DEC 1933 FIN FIN Turku (FIN) 11 JUL 1957
3:40.2h Olavi SALSOLA 26 DEC 1933 FIN FIN Turku (FIN) 11 JUL 1957
3:40.6h István RÓZSAVÖLGYI 30 MAR 1929 HUN HUN Tata (HUN) 03 AUG 1956
3:40.8h Gunnar NIELSEN 25 MAR 1928 DEN DEN Oslo (NOR) 06 SEP 1955
3:40.8h László TÁBORI 06 JUL 1931 HUN HUN Oslo (NOR) 06 SEP 1955
3:40.8h Sándor IHAROS 20 MAR 1930 HUN HUN Helsinki (FIN) 28 JUL 1955
3:41.8h John LANDY 04 APR 1930 AUS AUS Turku (FIN) 21 JUN 1954
3:42.8h Wes SANTEE 25 MAR 1932 USA USA Compton, CA (USA) 04 JUN 1954
3:43.0h Werner LUEG 16 SEP 1931 GER GER Berlin (GER) 29 JUN 1952
3:43.0h Lennart STRAND 13 JUN 1921 SWE SWE Malmö (SWE) 15 JUL 1947
3:43.0h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Göteborg (SWE) 07 JUL 1944
3:45.0h Arne ANDERSSON 27 OCT 1917 SWE SWE Göteborg (SWE) 17 AUG 1943
3:45.8h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 17 JUL 1942
3:47.6h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 10 AUG 1941
3:47.8h Jack LOVELOCK 05 JAN 1910 NZL NZL Berlin (GER) 06 AUG 1936
3:48.8h Bill BONTHRON 01 NOV 1912 USA USA Milwaukee, WI (USA) 30 JUN 1934
3:49.0h Luigi BECCALI 19 NOV 1907 ITA ITA Milano (ITA) 17 SEP 1933
3:49.2h Luigi BECCALI 19 NOV 1907 ITA ITA Torino (ITA) 09 SEP 1933
3:49.2h Jules LADOUMÈGUE 10 DEC 1906 FRA FRA Paris (FRA) 05 OCT 1930
3:51.0h Otto PELTZER 08 MAR 1900 GER GER Berlin (GER) 11 SEP 1926
3:52.6h Paavo NURMI 13 JUN 1897 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 19 JUN 1924
3:54.7h John ZANDER 31 JAN 1890 SWE SWE Stockholm (SWE) 05 AUG 1917
3:55.8h Abel KIVIAT 23 JUN 1892 USA USA Cambridge, MA (USA) 06 AUG 1912

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.