2021 Women’s 1500/Mile World Rankings

Sifan Hassan couldn’t hold off Faith Kipyegon (or Laura Muir) on the last lap in Tokyo. (ANDREW McCLANAHAN/PHOTO RUN)

AFTER A LOSS in her season-opening race in Florence, Faith Kipyegon ran off a half-dozen victories to finish off her campaign, taking both the Olympic and DLF titles. The 27-year-old Kenyan was supreme on the clock, her world-leading 3:51.07 missing the WR by a second and moving her to No. 2 ever. Overall, she produced 4 of history’s 10 fastest times…

DESPITE HER OPENING WIN against Kipyegon, Sifan Hassan was no match for her rival, losing the other 3 times they met. Hassan split 1-1 with Laura Muir, but while the Briton won the crucial Olympic match silver to bronze, the Dutch star had a far superior DL season. Just superior enough to reverse their Tokyo finish…

HASSAN NOW HAS 59 career points, trailing only Maryam Jamal (69) and Doina Melinte (63)…

THE U.S. HAD A SURPRISE pair of first-time Rankers, Josette Norris (No. 6) and Helen Schlachtenhaufen (No. 10) scoring on the basis of strong post-Games sequences.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. FAITH KIPYEGON (Kenya) (1/10/94, 5-1¾/93) (1.57/42)
3:53.91 2)Florence DL 6/10 1. Hassan
4:02.10(A) 1)Ken OT 6/17
3:51.07 1)Monaco DL 7/09
3:53.11 1)Olympic Games 8/06
(4:01.40h, 3:56.80sf)
3:53.23 1)Eugene DL 8/21
3:58.33 1)Zürich DL 9/09
4:02.40(A) 1)Nairobi CT 9/18
2. SIFAN HASSAN (Netherlands) (1/1/93, 5-7/108) (1.70/49)
3:53.63 1)Florence DL 6/10
3:53.60 2)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Kipyegon
3:55.86 3)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir
(4:05.17h, 4:00.23sf)
4:14.74y 1)Brussels DL 9/03
(3:56.69)
3:58.55 2)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kipyegon
3. LAURA MUIR (Great Britain) (5/9/93, 5-3¾/119) (1.62/54)
(3:59.58i)
4:01.54 1)Eugene 4/24
4:03.73 1)Gateshead1 DL 5/23
3:55.59 3)Florence DL 6/10 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon
3:54.50 2)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Kipyegon
(4:03.89h, 4:00.73sf)
4:05.92 12)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hall; 3. Norris; 4. Nanyondo; 5. Osika;
6. DeBues-Stafford; 7. Ketema; 8. Schlachtenhaufen; 9. Jebitok; 10. Sabbatini;
11. Hull
4. FREWEYNI GEBREEZIBEHER (aka Hailu) (Ethiopia) (2/12/01)
4:07.9(A) 3)Eth Ch 4/11 1. Hailu; 2. Meshesha
4:04.20 1)Ostrava CT 5/19
3:57.33 1)Eth OT 6/08
3:56.28 3)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hassan
3:57.60 4)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Hassan
(4:04.12h, 3:57.54sf)
4:02.24 1)Lausanne DL 8/26
4:04.39(A) 3)Nairobi CT 9/18 1. Kipyegon; 2. Meshesha
5. LINDEN HALL (Australia) (6/29/91, 5-5¾/112) (1.76/51)
4:04.33 1)Melbourne 1/26
4:02.02 1)Canberra 3/11
3:59.67 1)Melbourne 4/01
4:07.56 1)Aus Ch 4/17
(4:12.76h)
4:00.00 1)Cairns 7/18
3:59.01 6)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Hassan; 4. Gebreezibeher; 5. DeBues-Stafford
(4:02.27h, 4:01.37sf)
3:59.73 2)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Kipyegon
4:02.95 2)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Gebreezibeher
4:21.38y 3)Brussels DL 9/03 1. Hassan; 2. Embaye
(4:04.28)
4:03.50 6)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hassan; 3. Norris; 4. Perez; 5. Schlachtenhaufen
6. JOSETTE NORRIS (US) (12/15/95)
4:07.35 1)Charlottesville 4/16
4:06.17 1)Drake R 4/24
4:06.30 1)Attleboro 5/29
3:59.72 1)Sunset Tour 7/18
4:25.92y 1)Sir Walter Miler 8/06
(4:09.43)
4:00.07 3)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hall
4:03.27 3)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Gebreezibeher; 2. Hall
4:22.71y 6)Brussels DL 9/03 1. Hassan; 2. Embaye; 3. Hall; 4. Perez; 5. Cranny
(4:05.15)
4:00.41 3)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hassan
(4:13.39yi, 4:31.48yi)
7. GABRIELA DEBUES-STAFFORD (Canada) (9/13/95, 5-5/117) (1.65/53)
4:10.09 1)Austin 2/27
4:00.69 2)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Purrier St. Pierre
4:00.46 4)Florence DL 6/10 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon; 3. Muir
3:58.93 5)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Hassan; 4. Gebreezibeher
(4:03.70h, 3:58.28sf)
4:01.74 6)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hall; 3. Norris; 4. Nanyondo; 5. Osika
8. MARTA PÉREZ (Spain) (4/19/93, 5-6½/117) (1.69/53)
(4:27.31i, 4:09.44i, 4:10.34i, 4:22.27i, 4:20.39i)
4:11.51 9)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Muir; 2. Arafi; 3. Snowden; 4. Healy; 5. Sabbatini;
6. McColgan; 7. Nanyondo; 8. Tracey
4:15.24 3)Euro Teams 5/30 1. Sabbatini; 2. Afonso
4:07.17 2)Huelva CT 6/03 1. Jebitok
4:07.30 3)Nice 6/12 1. Klein; 2. Walcott-Nolan
4:06.96 1)Madrid CT 6/19
4:23.90 2)Spa Ch 6/27 1. Guerrero
(4:24.43h)
4:28.24y 4)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Grace; 2. Snowden; 3. Schlachtenhaufen
(4:12.22)
4:00.12 9)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Hassan; 4. Gebreezibeher; 5. DeBues-Stafford;
6. Hall; 7. Nanyondo; 8. Tanaka
(4:04.76h, 4:01.69sf)
4:03.79 4)Lausanne DL 8/26 1. Gebreezibeher; 2. Hall; 3. Norris
4:21.58y 4)Brussels DL 9/03 1. Hassan; 2. Embaye; 3. Hall
(4:04.42)
4:01.94 4)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hassan; 3. Norris
9. WINNIE NANYONDO (Uganda) (8/23/93, 5-4½/106) (1.64/48)
(4:12.36i, 4:17.36i)
4:08.44 7)Ostrava CT 5/19 1. Gebreezibeher; 2. Mismas-Zrimsek; 3. Meshesha; 4. Sabbatini; 5. Guerrero;
6. Mezulianikova
4:10.50 7)Gateshead1 DL 5/23 1. Muir; 2. Arafi; 3. Snowden; 4. Healy; 5. Sabbatini;
6. McColgan
4:00.84 5)Florence DL 6/10 1. Hassan; 2. Kipyegon; 3. Muir; 4. Debues-Stafford
4:27.54 1)La Nucia 6/13
4:01.18 4)Monaco DL 7/09 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hassan; 3. Gebreezibeher
4:29.08y 5)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Grace; 2. Snowden; 3. Schlachtenhaufen; 4. Perez
3:59.80 7)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Kipyegon; 2. Muir; 3. Hassan; 4. Gebreezibeher; 5. DeBues-Stafford;
6. Hall
(4:02.24h, 4:01.64sf)
4:00.72 4)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hall; 3. Norris
4:23.09y 8)Brussels DL 9/03 1. Hassan; 2. Embaye; 3. Hall; 4. Perez; 5. Cranny;
6. Norris; 7. Guerrero
(4:05.31)
4:04.80 8)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hassan; 3. Norris; 4. Perez; 5. Schlachtenhaufen;
6. Hall; 7. Embaye
10. HELEN SCHLACHTENHAUFEN (US) (3/14/95)
(4:11.78i)
4:04.36 2)Eugene 4/24 1. Muir
4:07.89 7)Mt. SAC 5/09 1. Purrier St. Pierre; 2. DeBues-Stafford; 3. Osika; 4. McColgan; 5. Stafford;
6. Cash
4:04.41 5)Olympic Trials 6/21 1. Purrier St. Pierre; 2. McGee; 3. MacLean; 4. Osika
(4:11.82h, 4:10.40sf)
4:01.09 3)Stockholm DL 7/04 1. Welteji; 2. Osika
4:28.13y 3)Gateshead2 DL 7/13 1. Grace; 2. Snowden
(4:12.16)
4:41.05y 2)Falmouth 8/14 1. Markovc
4:02.78 8)Eugene DL 8/21 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hall; 3. Norris; 4. Nanyondo; 5. Osika;
6. DeBues-Stafford; 7. Ketema
4:02.30 5)Zürich DL 9/09 1. Kipyegon; 2. Hassan; 3. Norris; 4. Perez

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Josette Norris (Reebok Boston) 6. Shannon Osika (Nike)
3)Eugene DL, 3)Lausanne DL, 3)Zürich DL 4)Olympic Trials, 2)Stockholm DL, 5)Eugene DL
2. *Helen Schlachtenhaufen (Saucony) 7. Elise Cranny (Nike Bowerman TC)
5)Olympic Trials, 3)Stockholm DL, 5)Zürich DL 2)Sound, 1)Portland, 5)Brussels GP
3. Elle Purrier St. Pierre (New Balance) 8. Kate Grace (Nike)
1)Mt. SAC, 1)Olympic Trials, 10)Olympic Games 2)Irvine, 1)Gateshead DL, 1)Berlin
4. Cory McGee (New Balance) 9. Grace Barnett (Mammoth TC)
2)Olympic Trials, 11)Monaco DL, 12)Olympic Games 1)Clay, 5)Portland, 7)Olympic Trials
5. Heather MacLean (New Balance Boston) 10. Dani Jones (New Balance)
3)Olympic Trials, 10)Monaco DL, 12sf)Olympic Games 2)Portland, 9)Olympic Trials, 3)Eugene DL

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