Olympic Champion Matthew Centrowitz Is Eliminated In 1500m Prelim

Reigning Olympic champion Matthew Centrowitz of the United States missed advancing to the 1500m semi-final today at the IAAF World Championships by placing last in his heat in 3:48.34 on Thursday in London. 

The entire field ran together for much of the race. Coming off the final curve, the six auto qualifier spots were up for grabs. Centrowitz was in last place with 100m to go and could not improve his position coming down the homestretch. Kenyans Elijah Manangoi and Asbel Kiprop swept the top two spots in 3:45.93 and 3:45.96.

"Obviously I didn't execute my plan today," Centrowitz said to NBC track side reporter Lewis Johnson after the race. "No one every has a perfect lead-up to any championship. This year was a little tougher than others. It's been a tough year to get through and [this is] a culmination of all those things that have been tough all year . . . tough is the only word that comes to mind. Obviously, there were a lot of expectation this year and I wanted to exceed those, but it's tough to exceed the year I had."

The 27-year-old has struggled with illness and a groin injury this season and nearly did not compete at the USATF Championships. He talked to the media after placing second at USAs to Robby Andrews about his less-than-ideal season:

The two other Americans, Robby Andrews and Johnny Gregorek, successfully advanced to the semi-final. Both will be looking to make their career debut in a global championship final.

Men's 1500m semi-finalists:

1 Luke Matthews Australia 3:38.19Q
2 Timothy Cheruiyot Kenya 3:38.41Q
3 Filip Ingebrigtsen Norway 3:38.46Q
4 Jake Wightman UK 3:38.50Q
5 Homiyu Tesfaye Germany 3:38.57Q
6 Adel Mechaal Spain 3:38.99Q
7 Fouad Elkaam Morocco 3:39.33q
8 John Gregorek USA 3:39.62q
9 Kalle Berglund Sweden 3:39.62q
10 Benson Seurei Bahrain 3:39.77q
11 Michal Rozmys Poland 3:40.28q
12 Sadik Mikhou Bahrain 3:42.12Q
13 Jakub Holuša Czech Republic 3:42.31Q
14 Chris O'Hare UK 3:42.53Q
15 Ronald Musagala Uganda 3:42.75Q
16 Nick Willis New Zealand 3:42.75Q
17 Robby Andrews USA 3:43.03Q
18 Ronald Kwemoi Kenya 3:43.10q
19 Elijah Manangoi Kenya 3:45.93Q
20 Asbel Kiprop Kenya 3:45.96Q
21 Timo Benitz Germany 3:46.01Q
22 Abdalaati Iguider Morroco 3:46.03Q
23 Marcin Lewandowski Poland 3:46.06Q
24 Jordan Williamsz Australia 3:46.11Q

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