2019 IAAF World Championships

U.S. Advances 6 In 1500m, Naser Runs Third-Fastest 400m Ever | Day 7 Recap

U.S. Advances 6 In 1500m, Naser Runs Third-Fastest 400m Ever | Day 7 Recap

Team USA advanced six runners in the 1500m today—three women are heading to the final, and three men will move onto the semifinals.

Oct 3, 2019 by Jennifer Zahn
U.S. Advances 6 In 1500m, Naser Runs Third-Fastest 400m Ever | Day 7 Recap
The seventh day of the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships is going down today in Doha, Qatar, where we'll see a conclusion to the multis, rounds of the men's and women's 1500m, and finals in the women's shot put and women's 400m—follow along with our live updates below by refreshing this page frequently!

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The seventh day of the 2019 IAAF World Outdoor Track & Field Championships is going down today in Doha, Qatar, where we'll see a conclusion to the multis, rounds of the men's and women's 1500m, and finals in the women's shot put and women's 400m—follow along with our live updates below by refreshing this page frequently!

All times below are Central.

2 p.m. | Men's 1500m Heats

FIRST 6 IN EACH HEAT (Q) AND THE NEXT 6 FASTEST (q)    

European champion Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway, sporting a dark bruise on his right shoulder after falling over the finish line in a dive for fifth in his bold 5,000m final three days ago, headlines heat one with the fastest PR, 3:30.16. American Matthew Centrowitz, the reigning Olympic champion, is also here, along with Samuel Tefera of Ethiopia, who ran a 3:49 mile this year.

A SUPER close finish after a slow initial effort in heat one—seven men finished within a half a second of each other! Ingebrigtsen took first in 3:37.67, followed by Alexis Miellet (FRA) and Centrowitz (3:37.69). Tefera took seventh, and will have to see if his time, 3:37.82, gets him into the next round (update: it does).

Heat two features Kenya's Timothy Cheruiyot, 23, the favorite for gold. He lost to just one man over the last two seasons, and fortunately for him, that man—2017 world champion Elijah Manangoi—will not be in Doha due to an ankle injury. The three-time Diamond League champion has won all but one of his races this year—or should I say dominating? His average margin of victory in his last six 1500m races is a whopping 1.2 seconds. 

As expected, Cheruiyot took control of the race from the gun, and in doing so, steered clear of the traffic that unfolded behind him as two runners fell due to contact: Australia's Matthew Ramsden, and Teddese Lemi of Ethiopia. American Ben Blankenship advanced in 3:37.13, as well as Josh Kerr, running for his native Great Britain in his first senior outdoor world championships. Another Ingebrigtsen, Filip, also survived despite making contact with Lemi.

The mulleted wonder that is 2019 U.S. champion Craig Engels will throw down in heat three against Taoufik Makhloufi, the 2012 Olympic champion who hasn't seen much action in two years due to injury, and Ronald Musagala, who won two Diamond League meets in August. Ayanleh Souleiman is also attempting a bit of a comeback this year from injury; he finished runner-up four times on the Diamond League circuit.

Stewart McSweyn of Australia dictated the pace, and led the qualifiers from heat three. Engels, in a precarious boxed-in position off the backstretch, somehow managed to navigate outside of three runners by first slowing down to swing outside and wide all the way into lane four, and then flooring it past Musagala and Kenya's Ronald Kwemoi for a qualifying spot (3:36.35). 

"Shake and bake, baby."

All three Americans are onto the next round!

POSRANKHEATATHLETECOUNTRYRESULTS
113AyanlehSOULEIMANDJI3:36.16Q
223TaoufikMAKHLOUFIALG3:36.18Q
333KalleBERGLUNDSWE3:36.19Q
443NeilGOURLEYGBR3:36.31Q
553CraigENGELSUSA3:36.35Q
663RonaldMUSAGALAUGA3:36.54Q
773RonaldKWEMOIKEN3:36.66q
883JesusGOMEZESP3:36.72q
912TimothyCHERUIYOTKEN3:36.82Q
1093StewartMCSWEYNAUS3:36.88q
1122JoshKERRGBR3:36.99Q
1232BenBLANKENSHIPUSA3:37.13Q
1342FilipINGEBRIGTSENNOR3:37.26Q
1452AbdelaatiIGUIDERMAR3:37.44Q
1562KevinLÓPEZESP3:37.62Q
1611JakobINGEBRIGTSENNOR3:37.67Q
1721AlexisMIELLETFRA3:37.69Q
1831MatthewCENTROWITZUSA3:37.69Q
1941JakeWIGHTMANGBR3:37.72Q
2051MarcinLEWANDOWSKIPOL3:37.75Q
2161AmosBARTELSMEYERGER3:37.80Q
2271SamuelTEFERAETH3:37.82q
2372IsaacKIMELIBEL3:37.87q
2482YoussoufHISS BACHIRDJI3:37.93q

3 p.m. | Women's 1500m Semifinals

FIRST 5 IN EACH HEAT (Q) AND THE NEXT 2 FASTEST (q)    

Heat one is fully loaded. Mile world record-holder Sifan Hassan, who won 10,000m gold last week with a 3:59 (!) final 1500m, leads the field, along with the indomitable 5,000m American record-holder Shelby "I want gold, baby!" Houlihan and 2016 Olympic champion Faith Kipyegon, who became a mother since then and has enjoyed a solid comeback in 2019. 

Hassan started off in the back, preferring to stay out of trouble and use her kick to get the job done. The field went through the first lap at a lackadasical 5:00 pace, which plays perfectly into Hassan and Houlihan's favor—the leaders, Great Britain's Sarah McDonald and Ireland's Ciara Mageegan, perhaps should've been a bit more daring. With 300 meters to go, Kipyegon swung wide and Hassan and Houlihan followed. Around the final turn, Hassan made her big move to finish in 4:14.69, and Houlihan keyed off of her to qualify ahead of Kipyegon, Rababe Arafi and Mageegan, who hung on for the final automatic spot.

Four-time world medalist Jenny Simpson and the ascendant Nikki Hiltz will contend for the final from heat two. Winnie Nanyondo and Gudaf Tsegay take it out, and Simpson and Jessica Hull tuck in right behind them. At the bell, Tsegay and Laura Muir led the field, followed by Hull and Winnie Chebet, but it's a cluster at the finish! Simpson won the heat in 4:00.99, and Hiltz ended up in seventh, but will make it through on time with a BIG PR—4:01.52! Hull, who took down Hiltz at the 2018 NCAA Outdoor Championships, also ran a terrific PR (4:01.80), but was edged out by Hiltz this time and won't advance.

Once again, all three Americans are finalists!

POSRANKHEATATHLETECOUNTRYRESULTS
112JennySIMPSONUSA4:00.99Q
222GabrielaDEBUES-STAFFORDCAN4:01.04Q
332LauraMUIRGBR4:01.05Q
442GudafTSEGAYETH4:01.12Q
552WinnyCHEBETKEN4:01.14Q
662WinnieNANYONDOUGA4:01.30q
772NikkiHILTZUSA4:01.52qPB
882JessicaHULLAUS4:01.80PB
992YolandaNGARAMBESWE4:03.43PB
10102LindenHALLAUS4:06.39
11112MartaPÉREZESP4:10.45
1211SifanHASSANNED4:14.69Q
1321ShelbyHOULIHANUSA4:14.91Q
1431RababeARAFIMAR4:14.94Q
1541FaithKIPYEGONKEN4:14.98Q
1651CiaraMAGEEANIRL4:15.49Q

3:50 p.m. | Women's 400m Final

This race has so many possible superlatives, I'm not sure where to start. 

Salwa Eid Naser, 21, just ran the fastest 400m since Marita Koch's world record (47.60) was set in 1985, burying 2019 global leader and 2016 Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo en route to claiming the world title for Bahrain. 

Naser's winning time? 48.14—nearly a full second better than the PR she entered the meet with, 49.08, and the third-fastest time in world history. It was the 2019 Diamond League champion's fifth 400m race this week—she also raced two rounds of the mixed 4x400m relay, in which she delivered a 49.70 split during the final.

Miller-Uibo, who finished runner-up in a 48.37 PR—the sixth-fastest time ever—received her Bahamanian flag and sat down on the track, looking absolutely stunned and searching for answers after missing out on global gold at her second world championships in a row. Naser also beat her in London in 2017, taking silver behind the United States' Phyllis Francis.

SALWA EID NASER SHOCKS THE WORLD?

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— FloTrack (@FloTrack) October 3, 2019

Here's the updated world top 10 list following that insane final:

47.6KochGDR1985
47.99KratochvilováCZE1983
48.14NaserBRN2019
48.25PérecFRA1996
48.27VladykinaUKR1985
48.37Miller-UiboBAH2019
48.58KocembováCZE1983
48.63FreemanAUS1996
48.7RichardsUSA2006
48.83BriscoUSA1984


American fourth-placer, South Carolina's Wadeline Jonathas, added some more accolades to her unique, wide-ranging resume as a top world finisher, all-dates collegiate record-breaker, and the No. 9 performer in American history, as she's also won NCAA titles in Division I and III. 

Francis, the defending 2017 world champion, finished fifth in 49.61—a PR.

The top five finishers all ran PRs in the the third-fastest world championships final in history.

POSATHLETECOUNTRYMARKREACTION TIME
1Salwa EidNASERBRN48.14 WL0.186
2ShaunaeMILLER-UIBOBAH48.37 AR0.145
3SherickaJACKSONJAM49.47 PB0.184
4WadelineJONATHASUSA49.60 PB0.181
5PhyllisFRANCISUSA49.61 PB0.197
6Stephenie AnnMCPHERSONJAM50.890.124
7JustynaŚWIĘTY-ERSETICPOL50.950.228
8IgaBAUMGART-WITANPOL51.290.187

Women's Shot Put Final

Former Arizona State standout Maggie Ewen, NCAA record-holder in the shot put and hammer throw, finished just outside the podium in fourth with an 18.93m effort on her fifth throw. Michelle Carter, the reigning Olympic champion, struggled with her first three attempts and didn't make it to the final round.

POSATHLETECOUNTRYMARK
1LijiaoGONGCHN19.55
2DannielTHOMAS-DODDJAM19.47
3ChristinaSCHWANITZGER19.17
4MaggieEWENUSA18.93
5AnitaMÁRTONHUN18.86
6AlionaDUBITSKAYABLR18.86
7ChaseEALEYUSA18.82
8BrittanyCREWCAN18.55
9MichelleCARTERUSA18.41
10PaulinaGUBAPOL18.02
11SophieMCKINNAGBR17.99
12DimitrianaSURDUMDA17.64


Heptathlon

Katarina Johnson-Thompson reset the Great Britain national record with her 6,981 points—the best total in the world this year to win the title. She took first in four events—high jump (1.95m), 200m (23.08), long jump (6.77m), 800m (2:07.26)—and scored the most points in the high jump (1171).

2019 U.S. champion Erica Bougard and Kendell Williams finished fourth and fifth, respectively, for Team USA.

POSATHLETECOUNTRYPOINTS
100HHJSP200LJJT800
1KatarinaJOHNSON-THOMPSONGBR6981 WLPoints
Mark
Overall
1111
13.09 (5)
1111 (5)
1171
1.95 (1)
2282 (1)
785
13.86 (8)
3067 (2)
1071
23.08 (1)
4138 (1)
1095
6.77 (1)
5233 (1)
743
43.93 (11)
5976 (1)
1005
2:07.26 (1)
6981 (1)
2NafissatouTHIAMBEL6677Points
Mark
Overall
1071
13.36 (10)
1071 (10)
1171
1.95 (2)
2242 (2)
876
15.22 (1)
3118 (1)
924
24.60 (12)
4042 (2)
975
6.40 (4)
5017 (2)
822
48.04 (6)
5839 (2)
838
2:18.93 (14)
6677 (2)
3VerenaPREINERAUT6560Points
Mark
Overall
1087
13.25 (7)
1087 (7)
941
1.77 (10)
2028 (9)
808
14.21 (5)
2836 (7)
985
23.96 (5)
3821 (6)
962
6.36 (5)
4783 (4)
796
46.68 (8)
5579 (3)
981
2:08.88 (2)
6560 (3)
4EricaBOUGARDUSA6470Points
Mark
Overall
1123
13.01 (3)
1123 (3)
1054
1.86 (3)
2177 (3)
685
12.36 (18)
2862 (5)
991
23.89 (4)
3853 (4)
915
6.21 (8)
4768 (5)
734
43.48 (12)
5502 (7)
968
2:09.74 (3)
6470 (4)
5KendellWILLIAMSUSA6415Points
Mark
Overall
1189
12.58 (1)
1189 (1)
941
1.77 (10)
2130 (4)
708
12.71 (16)
2838 (6)
1017
23.62 (2)
3855 (3)
937
6.28 (6)
4792 (3)
766
45.12 (10)
5558 (4)
857
2:17.54 (11)
6415 (5)
6NadineBROERSENNED6392 SBPoints
Mark
Overall
1034
13.61 (15)
1034 (15)
1016
1.83 (5)
2050 (7)
844
14.75 (2)
2894 (4)
861
25.28 (19)
3755 (8)
918
6.22 (7)
4673 (8)
868
50.41 (5)
5541 (5)
851
2:18.01 (12)
6392 (6)
7EmmaOOSTERWEGELNED6250 PBPoints
Mark
Overall
1028
13.65 (16)
1028 (16)
941
1.77 (13)
1969 (14)
774
13.70 (9)
2743 (15)
878
25.10 (17)
3621 (15)
810
5.87 (15)
4431 (15)
938
54.01 (3)
5369 (9)
881
2:15.86 (6)
6250 (7)
8OdileAHOUANWANOUBEN6210 NRPoints
Mark
Overall
1058
13.45 (11)
1058 (11)
941
1.77 (12)
1999 (12)
803
14.13 (6)
2802 (8)
976
24.05 (6)
3778 (7)
850
6.00 (11)
4628 (9)
797
46.74 (7)
5425 (8)
785
2:22.89 (16)
6210 (8)


Decathlon

Niklas Kaul of Germany narrowly defeated Estonia's Maicel Uibo in a grueling decathlon that came down to the very last event. 

Although Uibo had the edge on Kaul and led him 7,073 to 6,822 after their eighth event, the pole vault, the German made up serious ground in the javelin, throwing the spear 79.05m to Uibo's 63.83m to bring their totals to 7850 and 7869. To clinch the title, Uibo would have had to PR in the final event, the 1500m, as Kaul won in 4:15. Uibo ran 4:31, which is six seconds slower than his PR.

Uibo, Shaunae Miller-Uibo's husband, took silver right after his wife finished runner-up to Salwa Eid Naser in the women's 400m final. 

POSATHLETECOUNTRYPOINTS
100LJSPHJ400110HDTPVJT1500
1NiklasKAULGER8691 PBPoints
Mark
Overall
801
11.27 (20)
801 (20)
859
7.19 (16)
1660 (19)
796
15.10 (11)
2456 (16)
822
2.02 (9)
3278 (12)
886
48.48 (8)
4164 (11)
894
14.64 (14)
5058 (11)
854
49.20 (1)
5912 (9)
910
5.00 (6)
6822 (6)
1028
79.05 (1)
7850 (3)
841
4:15.70 (1)
8691 (1)
2MaicelUIBOEST8604 PBPoints
Mark
Overall
838
11.10 (16)
838 (16)
925
7.46 (8)
1763 (12)
797
15.12 (10)
2560 (9)
963
2.17 (1)
3523 (5)
794
50.44 (19)
4317 (6)
920
14.43 (9)
5237 (6)
801
46.64 (8)
6038 (5)
1035
5.40 (1)
7073 (3)
796
63.83 (3)
7869 (1)
735
4:31.51 (3)
8604 (2)
3DamianWARNERCAN8529Points
Mark
Overall
1011
10.35 (1)
1011 (1)
977
7.67 (2)
1988 (2)
800
15.17 (8)
2788 (2)
822
2.02 (11)
3610 (2)
903
48.12 (5)
4513 (1)
1032
13.56 (1)
5545 (1)
709
42.19 (20)
6254 (2)
819
4.70 (15)
7073 (3)
781
62.87 (5)
7854 (2)
675
4:40.77 (9)
8529 (3)
4IlyaSHKURENYOVANA8494 SBPoints
Mark
Overall
856
11.02 (15)
856 (15)
962
7.61 (3)
1818 (6)
772
14.71 (13)
2590 (7)
906
2.11 (2)
3496 (6)
844
49.36 (15)
4340 (5)
939
14.28 (8)
5279 (5)
844
48.75 (2)
6123 (4)
972
5.20 (5)
7095 (2)
731
59.56 (10)
7826 (4)
668
4:41.95 (11)
8494 (4)
5PierceLEPAGECAN8445Points
Mark
Overall
1008
10.36 (2)
1008 (2)
1007
7.79 (1)
2015 (1)
680
13.21 (21)
2695 (4)
850
2.05 (4)
3545 (4)
941
47.35 (1)
4486 (2)
950
14.19 (6)
5436 (3)
689
41.19 (21)
6125 (3)
972
5.20 (4)
7097 (1)
699
57.42 (14)
7796 (5)
649
4:45.09 (15)
8445 (5)
6JanekÕIGLANEEST8297 SBPoints
Mark
Overall
874
10.94 (13)
874 (12)
891
7.32 (11)
1765 (11)
802
15.20 (7)
2567 (8)
767
1.96 (15)
3334 (10)
855
49.14 (13)
4189 (10)
834
15.13 (19)
5023 (14)
733
43.37 (18)
5756 (14)
910
5.00 (6)
6666 (10)
927
72.46 (2)
7593 (6)
704
4:36.24 (7)
8297 (6)
7PieterBRAUNNED8222Points
Mark
Overall
825
11.16 (19)
825 (19)
927
7.47 (6)
1752 (15)
806
15.26 (5)
2558 (10)
822
2.02 (12)
3380 (8)
871
48.79 (11)
4251 (9)
900
14.59 (12)
5151 (8)
779
45.59 (12)
5930 (8)
849
4.80 (13)
6779 (7)
735
59.84 (9)
7514 (7)
708
4:35.62 (6)
8222 (7)
8SolomonSIMMONSUSA8151Points
Mark
Overall
929
10.70 (5)
929 (5)
903
7.37 (9)
1832 (5)
810
15.33 (4)
2642 (5)
767
1.96 (16)
3409 (7)
847
49.31 (14)
4256 (8)
962
14.10 (4)
5218 (7)
793
46.26 (10)
6011 (6)
849
4.80 (14)
6860 (5)
637
53.25 (18)
7497 (8)
654
4:44.17 (14)
8151 (8)