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1500 Meter Men's Olympic Medalists

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The gold, silver, and bronze medal winners in the men's 1500 meters from the Summer Olympic games.

  • 1896
    GOLD Edwin Flack, AUS 4:33.2
    SILVER Arthur Blake, USA 4:34.0
    BRONZE Albin Lermusiaux, FRA 4:36.0

  • 1900
    GOLD Charles Bennett, GBR 4:06.2
    SILVER Henri Deloge, FRA 4:07.2
    BRONZE John Bray, USA 4:10.0

  • 1904
    GOLD James Lightbody, USA 4:05.4
    SILVER William Verner, USA 4:06.8
    BRONZE Lacey Heam, USA N/A

  • 1906
    GOLD – James LIghtbody, USA 4:12.0
    SILVER John McGough, GBR 4:12.6
    BRONZE Kristian Hellström, SWE 4:13.4

  • 1908
    GOLD Mel Sheppard, USA 4:03.4
    SILVER Harold Wilson, GBR 4:03.6
    BRONZE Norman Hallows, GBR 4:04.0

  • 1912
    GOLD Arnold Jackson, GBR 3:56.8
    SILVER Abel Kiviat, USA 3:56.9
    BRONZE Norman Taber, USA 3:56.9

  • 1920
    GOLD Albert Hill, GBR 4:01.8
    SILVER Philip Baker, GBR 4:02.4
    BRONZE Lawrence Shields, USA 4:03.1

  • 1924
    GOLD Paavo Nurmi, FIN 3:53.6
    SILVER Willy Schärer, SUI 3:55.0
    BRONZE Henry Stallard, GBR 3:55.6

  • 1928
    GOLD Harri Larva, FIN 3:53.2
    SILVER Jules Ladoumègue, FRA 3:53.8
    BRONZE Eino Purje, FIN 3:56.4

  • 1932
    GOLD Luigi Beccali, ITA 3:51.2
    SILVER Jerry Cornes, GBR 3:52.6
    BRONZE Phil Edwards, CAN 3:52.8

  • 1936
    GOLD Jack Lovelock, NZL 3:47.8
    SILVER Glenn Cunningham, USA 3:48.4
    BRONZE Luigi Beccali, ITA 3:49.2

  • 1948
    GOLD Henry Eriksson, SWE 3:49.8
    SILVER Lennart Strand, SWE 3:50.4
    BRONZE William Slijkhuis, NED 3:50.4

  • 1952
    GOLD Josy Barthel, LUX 3:45.28
    SILVER Bob McMillen, USA 3:45.39
    BRONZE Werner Lueg, GER 3:45.67

  • 1956
    GOLD Ron Delany, IRL 3:41.49
    SILVER Klaus Richtzenhain, GER 3:42.02
    BRONZE John Landy, AUS 3:42.03

  • 1960
    GOLD Herb Elliott, AUS 3:35.6
    SILVER Michel Jazy, FRA 3:38.4
    BRONZE István Rózsavölgyi, HUN 3:39.2

  • 1964
    GOLD Peter Snell, NZL 3:38.1
    SILVER Josef Odlozil, CZE 3:39.6
    BRONZE John Davies, NZL 3:39.6

  • 1968
    GOLD Kip Keino, KEN 3:34.91
    SILVER Jim Ryan, USA 3:37.89
    BRONZE Bodo Tümmler, FRG 3:39.08

  • 1972
    GOLD Pekka Vasala, FIN 3:36.33
    SILVER Kip Keino, KEN 3:36.81
    BRONZE Rod Dixon, NZL 3:37.46

  • 1976
    GOLD John Walker, NZL 3:39.17
    SILVER Ivo Van Damme, BEL 3:39.27
    BRONZE Paul-Heinz Wellmann FRG 3:39.33

  • 1980
    GOLD Sebastian Coe, GBR 3:38.40
    SILVER Jürgen Straub, GDR 3:38.80
    BRONZE Steve Ovett, GBR 3:38.99

  • 1984
    GOLD Sebastian Coe, GBR 3:32.53
    SILVER Steve Cram, GBR 3:33.40
    BRONZE José Abascal, ESP 3:34.30

  • 1988
    GOLD Peter Rono, KEN 3:35.96
    SILVER Peter Elliott, GBR 3:36.15
    BRONZE Jens-Peter Herold, GDR 3:36.21

  • 1992
    GOLD Fermin Cacho, ESP 3:40.12
    SILVER Rachid El Basir, MAR 3:40.62
    BRONZE Mohammed Suleiman QAT 3:40.69

  • 1996
    GOLD Noureddine Morceli, ALG 3:35.78
    SILVER Fermin Cacho, ESP 3:36.40
    BRONZE Stephen Kipkorir, KEN 3:36.72

  • 2000
    GOLD Noah Ngeny, KEN 3:32.07
    SILVER Hicham El Guerrouj, MAR 3:32.32
    BRONZE Bernard Lagat, KEN 3:32.44

  • 2004
    GOLD Hicham El Guerrouj, MAR 3:34.18
    SILVER Bernard Lagat, KEN 3:34.30
    BRONZE Rui Silva, POR 3:34.68

  • 2008
    GOLD Rashid Ramzi, BRN 3:32.94
    SILVER Asbel Kiprop, KEN 3:33.11
    BRONZE Nicholas Willis, NZL 3:34.16

  • 2012
    GOLD Taoufik Makhloufi, ALG, 3:34.08
    SILVER Leonel Manzano, USA, 3:34.79
    BRONZE Abdalaati Iguider, MAR, 3:35.13


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