2021 Men’s 1500/Mile World Rankings

Tokyo medalists Jakob Ingebrigtsen, Timothy Cheruiyot & Josh Kerr were all eyes-left as they reached the line. (ANDREW McCLANAHAN/PHOTO RUN)

JUST LIKE IN ’19, Jakob Ingebrigtsen and Timothy Cheruiyot hold down the top two spots, but this time it’s the Norwegian on top. Cheruiyot had been No. 1 in both ’18 & ’19… The two were very close, splitting their 4 meetings down the middle at 2-2. Ingebrigtsen came out on top in Tokyo and Eugene, Cheruiyot in Monaco and Zürich. It was Ingy’s Oly gold that ended up as the decider…

NEWCOMER STEWART McSWEYN was a busy-busy man on the DL Circuit, scoring a pair of wins, a pair of 2nds a 3rd and a 4th. And he beat Cheruiyot once. Olli Hoare checks in right behind McSweyn at No. 4, giving Australia a pair of Rankers for the first time since the glory years when Herb Elliott & Merv Lincoln went 1-2 in ’58…

THE YOUNGEST RANKER, at 20 younger even than Ingebrigtsen, was top American Cole Hocker at No. 10.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN (Norway) (9/19/00, 5-11¼/143) (1.81/65)
(3:31.80i, 3:39.89i, 3:37.56i)
3:36.27 1)Gateshead1 DL 5/23
3:29.25 3)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Cheruiyot; 2. Katir
3:28.32 1)Olympic Games 8/07
(3:36.49h, 3:32.13sf)
3:47.24y 1)Eugene DL 8/21
(3:31.92)
3:31.45 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Cheruiyot
3:33.26 1)Nor Ch 9/11
2. TIMOTHY CHERUIYOT (Kenya) (11/20/95, 5-10/141) (1.78/64)
3:30.48 1)Doha DL 5/28
3:34.36(A) 4)Ken OT 6/19 1. Simotwo; 2. Etyang; 3. A. Kipsang
3:32.30 1)Stockholm DL 7/04
3:28.28 1)Monaco DL 7/09
3:29.01 2)Olympic Games 8/07 1. J. Ingebrigtsen
(3:36.01h, 3:33.95sf)
3:51.17y 3)Eugene DL 8/21 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. McSweyn
(3:36.71)
3:31.37 1)Zürich DL 9/09
3. STEWART MCSWEYN (Australia) (6/1/95, 6-½/143) (1.84/65)
3:34.55 2)Aus Ch 4/18 1. Edwards
(3:40.18i)
3:37.32 3)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Hoare
3:31.57 2)Doha DL 5/28 1. Cheruiyot
3:48.37y 1)Oslo DL 7/01
(3:32.92)
3:29.51 4)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Cheruiyot; 2. Katir; 3. J. Ingebrigtsen
3:31.91 7)Olympic Games 8/07 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Kerr; 4. Kipsang; 5. Mechaal;
6. Hocker
(3:36.39h, 3:32.54sf)
3:48.40y 2)Eugene DL 8/21 1. J. Ingebrigtsen
(3:32.98)
3:33.20 1)Brussels DL 9/03
3:33.49 1)Padua 9/05
3:32.14 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Cheruiyot; 2. J. Ingebrigtsen
4. OLLI HOARE (Australia) (1/29/97, 6-2/161) (1.88/73)
(3:32.35i)
3:33.54 1)Eugene 4/24
3:33.19 1)Mt. SAC 5/09
3:36.58 2)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. J. Ingebrigtsen
3:35.79 11)Olympic Games 8/07 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Kerr; 4. Kipsang; 5. Mechaal;
6. Hocker; 7. McSweyn; 8. Rozmys; 9. Heyward; 10. Wightman
(3:36.09h, 3:34.35sf)
3:51.63y 5)Eugene DL 8/21 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. McSweyn; 3. Cheruiyot; 4. Kwemoi
(3:36.96)
3:33.79 2)Brussels DL 9/03 1. McSweyn
3:32.66 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Cheruiyot; 2. J. Ingebrigtsen; 3. McSweyn
5. ABEL KIPSANG (Kenya) (11/22/96, 5-9¼/130) (1.76/59)
3:36.3(A) 1)Nairobi 2/28
(3:45.2Ah)
3:37.7(A) 1)Nairobi 3/13
(3:38.0Ah)
3:36.62 1)Rehlingen 5/23
3:33.99 1)Montreuil CT 6/01
3:35.63 2)Hengelo CT 6/06 1. Wightman
3:32.68 1)Marseille CT 6/09
3:33.12(A) 3)Ken OT 6/19 1. Simotwo; 2. Etyang
3:33.96 1)Heusden 7/03
3:29.56 4)Olympic Games 8/07 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Kerr
(3:40.68h, 3:31.65sf)
3:52.20y 7)Eugene DL 8/21 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. McSweyn; 3. Cheruiyot; 4. Kwemoi; 5. Hoare;
6. Heyward
(3:36.71)
3:34.08 4)Brussels DL 9/03 1. McSweyn; 2. Hoare; 3. Rozmys
6. MOHAMED KATIR (Spain) (2/17/98, 5-10¾/143) (1.80/65)
(3:36.89i, 3:37.77i)
3:33.62 1)Nerja 5/12
3:52.99 1)La Nucia 6/12
3:28.76 2)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Cheruiyot
3:34.50 7)Brussels DL 9/03 1. McSweyn; 2. Hoare; 3. Rozmys; 4. Kipsang; 5. Simotwo;
6. Denissel
3:32.77 5)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Cheruiyot; 2. J. Ingebrigtsen; 3. McSweyn; 4. Hoare
7. JOSH KERR (Great Britain) (10/8/97, 6-1¼/161) (1.86/73)
3:35.78 1)Sound Running 3/06
3:31.55 1)Stumptown Twi 6/03
3:40.72 1)GB Ch 6/26
(3:44.46h)
3:29.05 3)Olympic Games 8/07 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Cheruiyot
(3:36.29h, 3:32.18sf)
8. CHARLES SIMOTWO (Kenya) (5/6/95, 5-10/132) (1.78/60)
3:46.88(A) 1)Nairobi 5/16
(3:49.6Ah)
3:47.20(A) 1h)Nairobi 5/27
3:39.35 6)Nijmegen 5/29 1. Coscoran; 2. Vermeulen; 3. Anderiessen; 4. Douma; 5. Baeten
3:34.56 2)Montreuil CT 6/01 1. Kipsang
3:35.81 4)Hengelo CT 6/06 1. Wightman; 2. Kipsang; 3. Gomez
3:32.75(A) 1)Ken OT 6/19
3:49.40y 4)Oslo DL 7/01 1. McSweyn; 2. Lewandowski; 3. Edwards
(3:33.85)
3:30.30 5)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Cheruiyot; 2. Katir; 3. J. Ingebrigtsen; 4. McSweyn
3:34.61 6sf)Olympic Games 8/05 1. Wightman; 2. Hocker; 3. Cheruiyot; 4. Hoare; 5. Fontes
(3:37.26h)
3:34.37 5)Brussels DL 9/03 1. McSweyn; 2. Hoare; 3. Rozmys; 4. Kipsang
3:34.24 7)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Cheruiyot; 2. J. Ingebrigtsen; 3. McSweyn; 4. Hoare; 5. Katir;
6. Kwemoi
9. ADEL MECHAAL (Spain) (12/5/90, 6-½/148) (1.84/67)
3:46.53 1)Spa Ch 6/27
(3:51.04h)
3:30.77 5)Olympic Games 8/07 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Kerr; 4. Kipsang
(3:36.74h, 3:32.19sf)
3:36.51 1)Budapest CT 8/24
3:35.37 9)Brussels DL 9/03 1. McSweyn; 2. Hoare; 3. Rozmys; 4. Kipsang; 5. Simotwo;
6. Denissel; 7. Katir; 8. Grethen
10. COLE HOCKER (US) (6/6/01, 5-10/130) (1.78/59)
(3:50.55yi, 3:56.57yi, 3:53.71yi)
3:38.99 1)Hayward Prem 4/02
3:36.47 3)Oregon Twi 5/07 1. Nuguse; 2. Teare
(3:45.04h)
3:35.35 1)NCAA 6/11
(3:45.04h, 3:38.29qf, 3:38.34sf)
3:35.28 1)Olympic Trials 6/27
(3:39.72h, 3:43.00sf)
3:31.40 6)Olympic Games 8/07 1. J. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Cheruiyot; 3. Kerr; 4. Kipsang; 5. Mechaal
(3:36.16h, 3:33.87sf)

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Cole Hocker (Oregon) 6. Sam Prakel (adidas)
1)NCAA, 1)Olympic Trials, 6)Olympic Games 9)Olympic Trials, 3)Sir Walter, 4)Eugene DL
2. Matthew Centrowitz (Nike Bowerman TC) 7. Josh Thompson (Nike Bowerman TC)
2)Olympic Trials, 9sf)Olympic Games, 9)Eugene DL 5)Irvine, 6)Olympic Trials, 8)Stockholm DL
3. Yared Nuguse (Notre Dame) 8. Johnny Gregorek (Asics)
1)ACC, 2)NCAA, 3)Olympic Trials 4)Mt. SAC, 6sf)Olympic Trials, 3)Azusa
4. Craig Engels (Nike) 9. Colby Alexander (Empire Elite)
1)Portland, 4)Olympic Trials, 2)Eugene DL 3)Stumptown, 8)Olympic Trials, 1)Trabuco
5. Henry Wynne (Brooks Beasts) 10. Vincent Ciattei (Nike Oregon TC)
3)Mt. SAC, 5)Olympic Trials, 6)Eugene DL 6)Portland, 10)Olympic Trials, 2)Sir Walter

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