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1500m Records

The 1500m is the glamour event in middle distance racing. It has been contested at the Olympics since 1896 for men and 1978 for women.

It has also been run in every IAAF World Indoor Championships and every World Masters Indoor Championships.

Where Centre records are better performances than National or World records, this likely indicates that the athlete either failed to apply for the record within the application window or was unable to meet the stricter paperwork requirements. More recent records could still be in the processing stage at World or National level.

For 1500m, electronic times are preferred but not required, with the proviso that hand times require three watch readings. Where it is not readily evident that a historical hand timed record or electronic time is faster, both will be listed. [I believe any time given with a single decimal is hand timed but unless marked it is not explicitly expressed.]

Note: Athletes move. Wellington records applicable to athletes registered to Wellington at time of performance. Island championship records applicable to athletes registered to that island at time of performance. NZ records applicable to athletes registered appropriately to NZMA at time of performance. Oceania championship records applicable to athletes registered to OMA at time of performance. World records quote national affiliation of athlete at time of performance.

  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National NZ Indoor Oceania Champs World World Indoor
M35 4:08.12

Jonathan Justice (2016)
4:17.5

 Wiliam Doney (1992)
4:10.2

B Uden (1995)
4:06.9

 Andrew Stark (1997)
3:57.4

JD Macdonald (1994)
no record 4:06.1

Charles Macek AUS (1984)
3:32.51

 Bernard Lagat USA (2010)
 3:35.49

 Bernard Lagat USA (2010)
M40 4:06.0

Ted McLachlan
4:06.4

R House (1986)
4:03.7

J Dixon (1987)
3:58.24

 Richard Bennett (2007)
3:55.08

 Richard Bennett (2007)
no record 4:07.0

Alan Bradford AUS (1982)
3:41.87

 Bernard Lagat USA (2015)
 3:40.20

 Bernard Lagat USA (2015)
M45 4:14.4

Gordon Blacklaws
4:21.96

 Andrew Davenport (2012)
4:22.1

Jim MacDonald (1983)
4:05.45

Dave Sirl (1988)
3:59.95

Tony McManus (1995)
4:25.37

Jason Cameron (2017)
4:12.7

Ian Babe NZL (1984)
3:51.22

 Vyacheslav Shabunin RUS (2015)
 3:57.91

 Tony Young USA (2009)
M50 4:23.8

Colin MacLachlan
4:29.24

Ian Calder (2008)
4:16.67

 Andrew Stark (2011)
4:11.48

Ian Babe (1987)
4:09.41

Ian Babe (1987)
4:51.71

Michael Wray (2017)
4:18.10

 Andrew Stark NZL (2008)
3:58.26

David Heath GBR (2015)
4:09.98

 Pierre Faucheur FRA (2006)
M55 4:35.8

Richard Brent (2008)
4:39.18

Ian Calder (2013)
4:34.48

Greg Lautenslager (2012)
4:18.5

Derek Turnbull (1982)
4:12.5

Ron Robertson (1997)
no record 4:23.9

Ron Robertson NZL (1998)
4:12.35

Keith Bateman AUS (2011)
4:13.77

 Anselm LeBourne USA (2015)
M60 4:44.85

 Richard Brent (2011)
4:47.36

Ian Carter (2011)
4:51.0

Derek Turnbull (1997)
4:29.01

Tony McManus (2010)
4:27.65

Ron Robertson (2001)
4:44.73

Ian Carter (2012)
4:43.0

Bert Carse AUS (2002)
4:24.00

Nolan Shaheed USA (2011)
4:26.62

 Brian Lynch IRL (2014)
M65 5:13.71

John Eccles
5:05.0

Ron Robertson (2006)
4.50.11

Tony McManus (2014)
4:39.8

Derek Turnbull (1992)
4:39.8

Derek Turnbull (1992)
5:12.59

Ian Carter (2012)
4:54.99

Ron Robertson NZL (2008)
4:39.87

Simon Herlaar NED (1994)
4:43.01

Cees Stolwijk NED (2015)
M70 5:49.69

John Eccles
5:26.02

John Downey (2000)
5:35.9

Derek Turnbull (1998)
5:24.35

John Downey (2001)
4:52.95

Ron Robertson (2011)
no record 5:23.64

Peter Sandery AUS (2012)
4:52.95

Ron Robertson NZL (2011)
5:00.43

 Jean Claude Demarque FRA (2016)
M75 6:39.80

Ellis Goodyear (2007)
6:02.0

Eric de Lautour (1995)
5:55.8

Ron Stevens (2009)
5:56.79

Eric de Lautour (1997*)

*1998 Champs held in calendar year 1997

5:53.43

Ron Stevens (2009)
no record 6:19.8

Eric de Latour NZL (1998)
5:22.40

 Shichiro Midorikawa JPN (2007)
5:20.04

Ed Whitlock CAN (2007)
M80 8:17.79

 Michael Browne (2011)
7:20.75

Jim Feist (2015)
7:33.4

G McPherson (1998)
Stan Gawler (2009)
6:40.29

Eric de Lautour (2001)
6:38.86

Eric de Lautour (2001)
no record 7:43.0

Norm Pearce AUS (2006)
5:47.35

Mauel Alonso Sanchez ESP (2167)
5:48.47

Ed Whitlock CAN (2011)
M85 12:27.77

 Michael Browne (2015)
7:38.98

Eric de Lautour (2007)
13:07.3

D Fincham (1996)
7:15.53

Eric de Lautour (2006)
7:03.40

Eric de Lautour (2006)
no record 7:03.4

Eric de Latour NZL (2006)
6:38.23

Ed Whitlock CAN (2016)
6:38.47

Ed Whitlock CAN (2016)
M90 no record 11:37.0

Eric de Lautour (2012)
no record no record 11:37.0

Eric de Lautour (2012)
no record 12.23.87

Eric de Latour NZL (2012)
7:37.08

Toshio Kamehamai JPN (2015)
8:33.37

 Antonio Nacca ITA (2014)
M95 no record no record no record no record 14:06.88

Eric de Latour (2015)
no record 14:06.88

Eric de Latour NZL (2015)
12:57.7

 Petter Green NOR (2007)
16:32.19

Orville Rogers USA (2016)
M100 no record no record no record no record no record no record no record 16:46.41

Leslie Amey AUS (2000)
no record
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National NZ Indoor Oceania Champs World World Indoor
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National NZ Indoor Oceania Champs World World Indoor
W35 4:51.15

Judith Stewart
4:57.7

J Smith (1986)
5:00.4

A Joyce (1981)
4:44.9

P Davey (1983)
4:34.73

M O'Connor (1994)
no record 4:41.0

Judy Daly AUS (1982)
3:57.73

 Maricica Puica ROU (1985)
4:03.08

Mary Slaney USA (1997)
W40 4:35.74

Anne Hare (2006)
4:44.52

Anne Hare (2005)
4:55.3

P Taylor (1987)
4:46.54

Anne Hare (2006)
4:35.74

Anne Hare (2006)
no record 4:32.93

Suzy Cole AUS (2012)
3:59.78

 Yekatarina Podkopayeva URS (1994)
4:05.19

 Yekaterina Podkopayeva URS (1997)
W45 4:48.69

Anne Hare
4:44.89

Sally Gibbs (2011)
5:20.2

Julie Wilson (2007)
4:42.89

Sally Gibbs (2011)
4:36.58

H Mathews (1992)
5:20.41

Andrea Harris (2017)
5:07.64

 Meghann Stewart NZL (2014)
4:05.44

 Yekatarina Podkopayeva URS (1998)
4:28.13

 Corinne Debaets BEL (2009)
W50 5:00.58

Bernie Portenski
5:19.01

 Meghann Stewart (2014)
5:13.6

Julie Wilson (2009)
4:45.94

Sally Gibbs (2015)
4:45.94

Sally Gibbs (2015)
no record 5:14.0

 Margaret Orman NZL (1992)
4:36.79

Claire Elms GBR (20149)
4:40.07

Clare Elms GBR (2014)
W55 5:17.82

Jenny Mcdonald (2013)
5:57.0

Judith Stewart (2006)
5:29.1

Loris Reed (2004)
5:16.82

Jenny McDonald (2011)
5:15.15

 Margaret Orman (1997)
no record 5:31.5

Loris Reed NZL (2004)
4:51.26

Silke Schmidt GER (2015)
4:58.13

 Aurora Perez ESP (2013)
W60 5:58.04

Peggy Fletcher
6:02.03

 Judith Stewart (2008)
5:47.1

Loris Reed (2010)
5:44.66

Loris Reed (2010)
5:40.67

Loris Reed (2008)
no record 5:42.22

Kathy Sims AUS (2012)
5:06.65

Lidia Zentner GER (2013)
5:10.44

Lidia Zentner GER (2014)
W65 6:25.63

Peggy Fletcher
6:36.67

 Judith Stewart (2013)
6:02.81

Loris Reed (2012)
6:03.09

Loris Reed (2013)
6:02.81

Loris Reed (2012)
no record 5:58.89

 Lavinia Petrie AUS (2012)
5:29.85

Sabra Harvey USA (2014)
5:36.88

 Angela Copson GBR (2008)
W70 8:28.0

Judy Hammond (2011)
7:16.75

 Isabel Foley (2003)
6:30.99

 Myrtle Rough (2011)
6:48.40

 Myrtle Rough (2014)
6:30.41

 Myrtle Rough (2010)
no record 6:06.00

 Lavinia Petrie AUS (2014)
6:00.50

 Rimma Vasina RUS (2011)
6:10.65

 Rimma Vasina RUS (2011)
W75 no record 8:18.3

 Clasina van der Veeken (2009)
7:01.64

 Myrtle Rough (2015)
7:06.32

 Myrtle Rough (2016)
7:01.64

 Myrtle Rough (2015)
no record 8:27.69

Dawn Cumming NZL (2012)
6:34.22

 Elfriede Hodapp GER (2010)
6:47.04

 Melitta Czerwenka-Nagel GER (2006)
W80 no record 10:15.82

 Clasina van der Veeken (2013)
no record 9.43.45

 Clasina van der Veeken (2012)
9.43.45

 Clasina van der Veeken (2012)
no record 10:48.55

 Clasina Van Der Veeken NZL (2014)
6:52.77

Yoko Nakano JPN (2016)
7:38.11

 Helly Visser CAN (2014)
W85 no record no record no record no record 11:07.40

 E Mercier (2008)
no record no record 8:50.42

 Melitta Czerwenka-Nagel GER (2015)
8:47.83

 Melitta Czerwenka-Nagel GER (2016)
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National NZ Indoor Oceania Champs World World Indoor

World Records from World Masters Athletics as at 31 December 2016.

Oceania Championship Records from Oceania Athletics as at 7 December 2015.

NZ Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at April 2017.

NZMA Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at March 2017.

South Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at December 2016.

North Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at December 2016.

Wellington Records as at 14 August 2017.


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Last Updated 17 October 2017