2018 Men’s 800 World Rankings

Birmingham was just 1 of 5 DL meets won by Emmanuel Korir. (MARK SHEARMAN)

SECOND-YEAR PRO Emmanuel Korir was an easy choice for the top spot, losing only one race and winning all 5 DL contests he entered, including the Final. His world-leading 1:42.05 win in London moved him to No. 7 on the all-time list. The UTEP alum’s only loss was controversial, as there were problems with the start at the African Championships, won by Nijel Amos. Said Korir, “The race should have been recalled.” But it wasn’t, and his perfect season was no more. He also showed thrilling 400 speed, winning the Kenyan title with an altitude-aided 44.21 and timing 44.52 at low altitude…

REIGNING NO. 1 AMOS had a decent claim for the runner-up spot but Wycliffe Kinyamal, a newcomer to the Rankings, had a better one. Amos was superior on the watch, but the Kenyan had a 2–1 head-to-head advantage and forged DL placings of 1-1-3-3-6 compared to 1-2-4 for Amos…

LAST YEAR’S only ranked American, Donavan Brazier, set an indoor PR in winning this year’s USATF Indoor but never ran outdoors, sidelined by Achilles problems. He was replaced as top American by No. 8-ranked Clayton Murphy.

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1. EMMANUEL KORIR (Kenya) (6/15/95, 5-9¾/141) (1.77/64)
1:45.21 1)Doha DL 5/04
1:45.16 1)Eugene DL 5/25
1:42.05 1)London DL 7/22
1:45.65 2)Afr Ch 8/03 1. Amos
(1:46.92h)
1:42.79 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
1:44.72 1)Brussels DL 8/31
1:46.50 1)Cont Cup 9/08
(1:44.21i)
2. WYCLIFFE KINYAMAL (Kenya) (7/02/97, 6-1¼/165) (1.86/75)
1:44.72 2)Nairobi 2/17 1. Kitilit
(1:49.58h)
1:45.11 1)Comm G 4/12
(1:45.56h)
1:43.91 1)Shanghai DL 5/12
1:46.14 3)Eugene DL 5/25 1. Korir; 2. Amos
1:44.65 1)Rome DL 5/31
1:43.12 3)London DL 7/22 1. Korir; 2. Murphy
1:46.02 6)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Korir; 2. Lewandowski; 3. Cheruiyot; 4. Wightman; 5. Murphy
(1:46.54i)
3. NIJEL AMOS (Botswana) (3/15/94, 5-10½/132) (1.79/60)
1:44.65 1)Stanford Inv 3/31
1:48.45 8)Comm G 4/12 1. Kinyamal; 2. Langford; 3. Mathews; 4. Wightman; 5. Mathas;
6. Kitilit; 7. Deng
(1:45.12h)
1:45.51 2)Eugene DL 5/25 1. Korir
1:44.18 2)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Cheruiyot
1:42.14 1)Monaco DL 7/20
1:43.29 4)London DL 7/22 1. Korir; 2. Murphy; 3. Kinyamal
1:45.20 1)Afr Ch 8/03
(1:47.41h)
1:44.08 1)Zagreb IWC 9/04
1:46.77 3)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Korir; 2. Murphy
4. FERGUSON CHERUIYOT (Kenya) (11/30/89, 6-0/161) (1.83/73)
dnf )Nairobi 2/17 1. Kitilit; 2. Kinyamal; 3. Twei; 4. Lekuta; 5. Kivuva…
(1:48.53h)
1:46.76 5)Doha DL 5/04 1. Korir; 2. Manangoi; 3. Kipkoech; 4. Kszczot
1:47.39 1)Mersin 5/19
1:46.90 7)Eugene DL 5/25 1. Korir; 2. Amos; 3. Kinyamal; 4. Bett; 5. Langford;
6. Kszczot
1:44.74 2)Rome DL 5/31 1. Kinyamal
1:45.70 1)Chorzów 6/08
1:44.26 2)Ken Ch 6/23 1. Kitilit
(1:50.69h, 1:45.78sf)
1:43.73 1)Paris DL 6/30
1:44.08 1)Gyulai M 7/02
1:46.33 5)Afr Ch 8/03 1. Amos; 2. Korir; 3. Smaili; 4. Gakeme
(1:48.19h)
1:47.38 2)Bursa 8/15 1. Kosencha
1:44.44 4)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Korir; 2. Kitilit; 3. Manangoi
1:45.28 3)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Korir; 2. Lewandowski
5. JONATHAN KITILIT (Kenya) (4/24/94, 5-7¼/134) (1.71/61)
1:44.64 1)Nairobi 2/17
(1:48.55h)
1:46.12 6)Comm G 4/12 1. Kinyamal; 2. Langford; 3. Mathews; 4. Wightman; 5. Mathas
(1:47.27h)
1:43.95 2)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Kinyamal
1:46.35 3)adidas Boost 5/19 1. McBride; 2. Lewandowski
1:44.78 3)Rome DL 5/31 1. Kinyamal; 2. Cheruiyot
1:43.77 1)Hengelo IWC 6/03
1:45.3 2)Nairobi 6/06 1. Kipkoech
1:43.46 1)Ken Ch 6/23
(1:48.75h)
1:43.83 2)Paris DL 6/30 1. Cheruiyot
1:44.38 1)Bellinzona 7/18
1:43.91 5)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Amos; 2. McBride; 3. Ordonez; 4. Tuwei
1:46.88 6)Afr Ch 8/03 1. Amos; 2. Korir; 3. Smaili; 4. Gakeme; 5. Cheruiyot
(1:46.55h)
1:43.53 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Korir
dnf )Brussels DL 8/31 1. Korir; 2. Lewandowski; 3. Cheruiyot; 4. Wightman; 5. Murphy;
6. Kinyamal; 7. Crestan; 8. Gakeme
1:44.50 3)Zagreb IWC 9/04 1. Amos; 2. Lewandowski
6. MARCIN LEWANDOWSKI (Poland) (6/13/87, 5-10¾/141) (1.80/64)
1:45.41 3)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Kinyamal; 2. Kitilit
1:46.11 2)adidas Boost 5/19 1. McBride
1:44.32 8)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Amos; 2. McBride; 3. Ordonez; 4. Tuwei; 5. Kitilit;
6. Bosse; 7. Deng
1:50.27 1)Pol Ch 7/22
(1:52.39h)
1:44.75 5)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Korir; 2. Kitilit; 3. Manangoi; 4. Cheruiyot
1:44.99 1)Chorzów 8/22
1:45.21 2)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Korir
1:44.43 2)Zagreb IWC 9/04 1. Amos
(1:46.90i, 1:46.93i, 1:47.50i)
7. BRANDON MCBRIDE (Canada) (6/15/94, 6-4¾/165) (1.95/75)
1:45.78 5)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Kinyamal; 2. Kitilit; 3. Lewandowski; 4. Gakeme
1:45.18 1)adidas Boost 5/19
1:44.99 4)Rome DL 5/31 1. Kinyamal; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Kitilit
1:46.42 2)Can Ch 7/08 1. Arop
(1:49.83h)
1:43.20 2)Monaco DL 7/20 1. Amos
1:46.14 1)NACAC Ch 8/11
1:45.78 9)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Korir; 2. Kitilit; 3. Manangoi; 4. Cheruiyot; 5. Lewandowski;
6. Kszczot; 7. Wightman; 8. Sowinski
8. CLAYTON MURPHY (US) (2/26/95, 5-11½/150) (1.82/68)
1:47.22 2)Mt. SAC R 4/21 1. Lopez
1:47.22 6)Doha DL 5/04 1. Korir; 2. Manangoi; 3. Kipkoech; 4. Kszczot; 5. Cheruiyot
1:45.97 6)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Kinyamal; 2. Kitilit; 3. Lewandowski; 4. Gakeme; 5. McBride
1:46.50 1)USATF 6/24
(1:47.17h, 1:47.51sf)
1:44.69 4)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Cheruiyot; 2. Amos; 3. Kipketer
1:46.41 1)Lucerne 7/09
1:46.52 1)World Cup 7/14
1:43.12 2)London DL 7/22 1. Korir
1:47.80 10)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Korir; 2. Kitilit; 3. Manangoi; 4. Cheruiyot; 5. Lewandowski;
6. Kszczot; 7. Wightman; 8. Sowinski; 9. McBride
1:45.97 5)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Korir; 2. Lewandowski; 3. Cheruiyot; 4. Wightman
1:45.79 6)Zagreb IWC 9/04 1. Amos; 2. Lewandowski; 3. Kitilit; 4. Tuwei; 5. Smaili
1:46.77 2)Cont Cup 9/08 1. Korir
(1:51.44i, 1:50.47i, 1:46.61i, 1:48.36i, 1:49.25i)
9. ADAM KSZCZOT (Poland) (9/02/89, 5-10/141) (1.78/64)
1:46.70 4)Doha DL 5/04 1. Korir; 2. Manangoi; 3. Kipkoech
1:46.64 6)Eugene DL 5/25 1. Korir; 2. Amos; 3. Kinyamal; 4. Bett; 5. Langford
1:46.23 7)Rome DL 5/31 1. Kinyamal; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Kitilit; 4. McBride; 5. Tuka;
6. de Arriba
1:46.12 2)Chorzów 6/08 1. Cheruiyot
1:45.60 6)Gyulai M 7/02 1. Cheruiyot; 2. Amos; 3. Kipketer; 4. Murphy; 5. Kramer
1:46.98 2)World Cup 7/14 1. Murphy
1:44.72 6)London DL 7/22 1. Korir; 2. Murphy; 3. Kinyamal; 4. Amos; 5. Wightman
1:44.59 1)European Ch 8/11
(1:46.31h, 1:46.11sf)
1:44.97 6)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Korir; 2. Kitilit; 3. Manangoi; 4. Cheruiyot; 5. Lewandowski
1:45.48 3)Chorzów 8/22 1. Lewandowski; 2. Smaili
(1:46.47i, 1:46.53i, 1:47.12i, 1:46.76i, 1:48.08i, 1:47.15, 1:47.02i, 1:47.47i)
10. JAKE WIGHTMAN (Great Britain) (7/11/94, 5-8/132) (1.73/60)
1:45.82 4)Comm G 4/12 1. Kinyamal; 2. Langford; 3. Mathews
(1:47.43i)
1:44.61 5)London DL 7/22 1. Korir; 2. Murphy; 3. Kinyamal; 4. Amos
1:45.00 7)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Korir; 2. Kitilit; 3. Manangoi; 4. Cheruiyot; 5. Lewandowski;
6. Kszczot
1:45.96 4)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Korir; 2. Lewandowski; 3. Cheruiyot
(1:47.69i)

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Clayton Murphy (Nike Oregon Project) 6. Brandon Lasater (Atlanta TC)
1)USATF, 2)London DL, 5)Brussels DL 4)USATF, 2)Dublin, 6)NACAC
2. Isaiah Harris (Penn State) 7. Drew Piazza (unattached)
1)NCAA, 2)USATF, 4)Paris DL 5)USATF, 6)Lignano, 1)Heusden-Zolder
3. Erik Sowinski (Nike) 8. Robert Ford (USC)
8)Eugene DL, 3)USATF, 8)Paris DL 1)Pac-12, 7)NCAA, 6)USATF
4. Devin Dixon (Texas A&M) 9. Jesse Garn (Hoka/NJNY)
1)LSU, 1)SEC, 5)NCAA 7)USATF, 3)Kortrijk, 5)Heusden-Zolder
5. Bryce Hoppel (Kansas) 10. Boris Berian (New Balance)
1)National Relays, 4)NCAA, 7h)USATF 5h)USATF, 1)Dublin, 5)Ninove

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