2019 Women’s 1500 World Rankings

Sifan Hassan’s stunning margin of victory at the WC was more than 2 seconds. (ANDREW McCLANAHAN/PHOTO RUN)

THERE WERE 2 SIFAN HASSANS this year, each of whom ran 3 races. The first one to appear lost all her races finishing 5th, 3rd and 2nd. The second one was undefeated, debuting with a 4:12.33 WR mile in Monaco and following up with a DL Final win and a stunning gold medal performance at the WC. The evil twin’s mundane sequence did nothing to stop the 26-year-old Hollander from getting her first No. 1 after 5 appearances in the 2–5 range. She’s now 5th in the event’s all-time scoring…

FAITH KIPYEGON had a thin 3-race season, but backed up her WC silver with a losing record against only Hassan, so slips in at No. 2… The choice for No. 3 was close between Genzebe Dibaba and Laura Muir, but the Ethiopian beat the Scot in their only meeting and could also a claim a win over Hassan, so she gets the nod…

LAST YEAR’S No. 1, Shelby Houlihan, couldn’t rate any higher than No. 6 despite her 4th in Doha. She had only a single DL credential (a 3rd) on her résumé… Fellow American Jenny Simpson didn’t quite make the cut after 8 straight years in the Top 10.

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1. SIFAN HASSAN (Netherlands) (1/01/93, 5-7/108) (1.70/49)
4:01.91 5)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Arafi; 2. Tsegay; 3. Nanyondo; 4. Seyaum
4:00.53 3)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Tsegay; 2. Embaye
3:55.93 2)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Dibaba
4:12.33y 1)Monaco DL 7/12
(3:55.30)
3:57.08 1)Zürich DL 8/29
3:51.95 1)World Ch 10/05
(4:03.88h, 4:14.69sf)
2. FAITH KIPYEGON (Kenya) (1/10/94, 5-1¾/93) (1.57/42)
3:59.04 1)Stanford DL 6/30
4:03.22(A) 1)Ken Tr 9/13
3:54.22 2)World Ch 10/05 1. Hassan
(4:03.93h, 4:14.98sf)
3. GENZEBE DIBABA (Ethiopia) (2/08/91, 5-6/115) (1.68/52)
3:56.28 1)Rome DL 6/06
3:55.47 1)Rabat DL 6/16
4:00.86 4)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Hassan; 2. Klosterhalfen; 3. DeBues-Stafford
(3:59.08i)
4. LAURA MUIR (Great Britain) (5/09/93, 5-3¾/119) (1.62/54)
4:05.37 1)Stockholm DL 5/30
3:56.73 2)Rome DL 6/06 1. Dibaba
3:59.47 2)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Kipyegon
3:58.25 1)London DL 7/20
3:55.76 5)World Ch 10/05 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon; 3. Tsegay; 4. Houlihan
(4:07.37h, 4:01.05sf)
(4:01.84i, 4:09.29i, 4:05.92i, 4:18.75yi)
5. GUDAF TSEGAY (Ethiopia) (1/23/97, 5-2½/99) (1.59/45)
4:01.25 2)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Arafi
3:59.57 1)Nanjing IWC 5/21
3:59.96 3)Rome DL 6/06 1. Dibaba; 2. Muir
3:57.40 3)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Dibaba; 2. Hassan
4:02.95 1)Ostrava IWC 6/20
3:59.85 4)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Houlihan
4:18.31y 4)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Hassan; 2. Weightman; 3. DeBues-Stafford
(4:00.11)
4:03.77 9)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Hassan; 2. Klosterhalfen; 3. DeBues-Stafford; 4. Dibaba; 5. Nanyondo;
6. Chebet; 7. Arafi; 8. Simpson
3:54.38 3)World Ch 10/05 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon
(4:08.39h, 4:01.12sf)
6. SHELBY HOULIHAN (US) (2/08/93, 5-3/119) (1.60/54)
3:59.64 3)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir
4:03.18 1)USATF 7/27
(4:07.35h)
3:54.99 4)World Ch 10/05 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon; 3. Tsegay
(4:08.51h, 4:14.91sf)
(4:29.92yi)
7. KONSTANZE KLOSTERHALFEN (Germany) (2/18/97, 5-6½/115) (1.69/52)
4:09.16 3)USATF DC 5/16 1. Hiltz; 2. Schweizer
4:03.30 1)Portland 6/09
4:00.43 5)London DL 7/20 1. Muir; 2. Chebet; 3. DeBues-Stafford; 4. Nanyondo
4:21.11y 1)Birmingham DL 8/18
(4:03.43)
3:59.02 2)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Hassan
(4:29.06yi, 4:19.98yi)
8. GABRIELA DEBUES-STAFFORD (Canada) (9/13/95, 5-5/117) (1.65/53)
4:01.28 5)Rome DL 6/06 1. Dibaba; 2. Muir; 3. Tsegay; 4. Simpson
4:00.46 8)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Dibaba; 2. Hassan; 3. Tsegay; 4. Arafi; 5. Embaye;
6. Nanyondo; 7. Simpson
4:02.06 6)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Houlihan; 4. Tsegay; 5. Nanyondo
4:17.87y 3)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Hassan; 2. Weightman
(4:01.06)
4:00.26 3)London DL 7/20 1. Muir; 2. Chebet
4:09.09 1)Can Ch 7/28
(4:13.95h)
4:22.47y 2)Birmingham DL 8/18 1. Klosterhalfen
(4:04.02)
3:59.59 3)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Hassan; 2. Klosterhalfen
3:56.12 6)World Ch 10/05 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon; 3. Tsegay; 4. Houlihan; 5. Muir
(4:07.28h, 4:01.04sf)
(4:24.80yi)
9. WINNIE NANYONDO (Uganda) (8/23/93, 5-4½/106) (1.64/48)
4:01.39 3)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Arafi; 2. Tsegay
4:01.49 4)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Tsegay; 2. Embaye; 3. Hassan
4:06.21 1)Turku IWC 6/11
3:59.56 6)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Dibaba; 2. Hassan; 3. Tsegay; 4. Arafi; 5. Embaye
4:00.09 5)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Houlihan; 4. Tsegay
4:18.65y 7)Monaco DL 7/12 1. Hassan; 2. Weightman; 3. DeBues-Stafford; 4. Tsegay; 5. Arafi;
6. Embaye
(4:01.15)
4:00.40 4)London DL 7/20 1. Muir; 2. Chebet; 3. DeBues-Stafford
4:03.08 5)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Hassan; 2. Klosterhalfen; 3. DeBues-Stafford; 4. Dibaba
4:00.63 11)World Ch 10/05 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon; 3. Tsegay; 4. Houlihan; 5. Muir;
6. DeBues-Stafford; 7. Chebet; 8. Simpson; 9. Arafi; 10. Mageean
(4:04.04h, 4:01.30sf)
(4:12.63ii, 4:29.40yi)
10. WINNY CHEBET (Kenya) (12/20/90, 5-5/110) (1.65/50)
4:02.94 7)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Arafi; 2. Tsegay; 3. Nanyondo; 4. Seyaum; 5. Hassan;
6. Embaye
4:02.84 5)Nanjing IWC 5/21 1. Tsegay; 2. Embaye; 3. Hassan; 4. Nanyondo
4:03.86 10)Rome DL 6/06 1. Dibaba; 2. Muir; 3. Tsegay; 4. Simpson; 5. DeBues-Stafford;
6. McColgan; 7. Purrier; 8. Embaye; 9. Arafi
4:13.31 13)Rabat DL 6/16 1. Dibaba; 2. Hassan; 3. Tsegay; 4. Arafi; 5. Embaye;
6. Nanyondo; 7. Simpson; 8. DeBues-Stafford; 9. McColgan; 10. McDonald;
11. Lemlem; 11. Hailu; 12. Hilali
4:24.51 14)Stanford DL 6/30 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Houlihan; 4. Tsegay; 5. Nanyondo;
6. Debues-Stafford; 7. Hull; 8. Grace; 9. Hailu; 10. Efraimson;
11. Arafi; 12. Jones; 13. Embaye
3:59.93 2)London DL 7/20 1. Muir
4:05.09(A) 1)Ken Ch 8/22
(4:15.2Ah)
4:03.11 6)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Hassan; 2. Klosterhalfen; 3. DeBues-Stafford; 4. Dibaba; 5. Nanyondo
4:03.23(A) 2)Ken Tr 9/13 1. Kipyegon
3:58.20 7)World Ch 10/05 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon; 3. Tsegay; 4. Houlihan; 5. Muir;
6. DeBues-Stafford
(4:08.36h, 4:01.14sf)
(4:13.38i, 4:34.06yi)

 

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Shelby Houlihan (Bowerman TC) 6. Shannon Osika (Nike)
3)Stanford DL, 1)USATF, 4)World Ch 1)Jerome, 6)USATF, 2)vs Europe
2. Jenny Simpson (New Balance) 7. Rachel Schneider (Under Armour)
2)USATF, 8)Zürich DL, 8)World Ch 1)Lignano, 9)Monaco DL
3. Nikki Hiltz (adidas) 8. Elinor Purrier (New Balance)
3)USATF, 1)Pan-Am Games, 12)World Ch 7)Rome DL, 7)Birmingham DL, 1)Dublin
4. Kate Grace (Bowerman TC) 9. Heather MacLean (New Balance)
8)Stanford DL, 5)USATF, 1)vs Europe 8)Ostrava IWC, 7)USATF, 9)Birmingham DL
5. Sinclaire Johnson (Oklahoma State) 10. Alexa Efraimson (Nike)
1)Cardinal, 1)NCAA, 4)USATF 10)Stanford DL, 7h)USATF, 3)Pan-Am Games

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