Rashid Ramzi wins Bahrain's first gold medal in athletics. The field is evenly matched and the race starts fast with Kiprop setting the pace. The race slows in the middle of the contest, but Ramzi steps up the pace in the last lap and passes Kiprop to win by two metres. He comes within a second of the world record with a time of 3:32.94. Athletics Men's 1500m Final - Beijing 2008 - Rashid Ramzi (BRN), Asbel Kipruto Kiprop (KEN), Nick Willis (NZL).