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Athletics men 1500m

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Willis and Iguider

London 2012 - Nicholas Willis of New Zealand and Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco lead the pack and go on to finish one-two in heat 3 of the men’s 1500m first round.
IOC/Chris Furlong
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Close group

London 2012 - Nine of the 14 runners in heat 3 of the men’s 1500m finished within one second of the winner.
IOC/Chris Furlong
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Tight bunch in 1500m

London 2012 - All but Emad Noor of Saudi Arabia are bunched tightly in early action of the men’s 1500m first round heat three.
IOC/Chris Furlong
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Reinstated Algerian wins 1500m gold

London 2012 - Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria storms to gold in the men’s 1500m after being temporarily expelled from the Games a day earlier for not giving his all in the 800m race. Makhloufi tried to withdraw from the 800m but didn’t meet the deadline and ran only 200m before abandoning. After a medical officer submitted evidence, he was reinstated and finds golden success in the 1500m.
IOC/John Huet
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Makhloufi thankful for 1500m gold

London 2012 - Algerian Taoufik Makhloufi is thankful to have been allowed to compete after a temporary expulsion from the Olympics and is thankful to have won the gold medal in the men’s 1500m.
IOC/John Huet

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