- Athletics at the 1908 Summer Olympics - Men's 1500 metres
The men's 1500 metres was an Olympic event for the fourth times at the
1908 Summer Olympics. The competition was held on July 13, 1908and on July 14, 1908. The races were held on a track of 536.45 metres=frac|1|3 mile in circumference. There were eight heats of the first round, with the winners of those heats competing in the final.
44 runners from 15 nations competed.
Butterfield and Lee were ahead of Sheppard and Halstead at the bell, but the American pair proved the better runners on the straight and passed the English duo. Sheppard's time set a new Olympic record, with Halstead just behind him clocking in at the old record time.
Tait won easily, leading by fifty yards as he finished.
Braun, Dahl, and Crawford were the clear frontrunners for the entire race. Crawford pulled in front late, winning by four yards.
The final was held on Tuesday,
July 14, 1908.
Crawford went out fast, leading for the first 500 metres. He tired, however, and most of the rest of the race was primarily between Wilson, Hallows, and Sheppard. Those three runners were in that order going into the final straight, but Sheppard's late burst powered him to the front. He won by about 2 yards as he tied the Olympic record that Hallows had set in the first round.
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