Asbel Kiprop Claims Gold in Men’s 1500M Final at Moscow

Asbel Kiprop takes gold in the Men’s 1500m Final at the Moscow World Championships 2013. Image: (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for SEIKO)

Asbel Kiprop claimed a gold medal for Kenya in the final of the Men’s 1500m race at the World Championships in Moscow.

Running a confident and dominant race, the 24 year-old defending champion (and 2008 Olympic champion) completed the course in 3:36.28.

Kiprop’s team mate Mixon Kiplimo Chepseba led the pack for much of the race before being beaten out of medal position by Johan Cronje of South Africa.


Position Athlete Country Time
1 Asbel Kiprop KEN 3:36.28
2 Matthew Centrowitz USA 3:36.78
3 Johan Cronje RSA 3:36.83
4 Nixon Kiplimo Chepseba KEN 3:36.87
5 Homiyu Tesfaye GER 3:37.03
6 Silas Kiplagat KEN 3:37.11
7 Mekonnen Gebremedhin ETH 3:37.21
8 Henrik Ingebrigtsen NOR 3:37.52
9 Mohamed Moustaoui MAR 3:38.08
10 Nathan Brannen CAN 3:38.09
11 Florian Carvalho FRA 3:39.17
12 Chris O’Hare GBR 3:46.04

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