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Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's 1,500 metres Semi-Finals

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: September 9, 1972
Date Finished: September 9, 1972
Format: Top three in each heat and next fastest advanced to the final.

Gold: FIN Pekka Vasala
Silver: KEN Kip Keino
Bronze: NZL Rod Dixon

Semi-Finals Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A)
1 Mike Boit 23 Kenya KEN 3:41.34 QU
2 Volodymyr Pantelei 27 Soviet Union URS 3:41,6 QU
3 Tom Hansen 24 Denmark DEN 3:41,6 QU
4 Dave Wottle 22 United States USA 3:41,6
5 Chris Fisher 22 Australia AUS 3:42,0
6 Gianni Del Buono 28 Italy ITA 3:42,0
7 Thomas Wessinghage 20 West Germany FRG 3:43,4
8 Spilios Zakharopoulos 22 Greece GRE 3:43,5
9 Ulf Högberg 26 Sweden SWE 3:43,6
10 Hailu Ebba 21 Ethiopia ETH 3:43,7

Semi-Finals Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A)
1 Kip Keino 32 Kenya KEN 3:41.15 QU
2 Herman Mignon 21 Belgium BEL 3:41,7 QU
3 Tony Polhill 24 New Zealand NZL 3:41,8 QU
4 Shibrou Regassa 28 Ethiopia ETH 3:41,9
5 Jacky Boxberger 23 France FRA 3:42,4
6 Henryk Szordykowski 28 Poland POL 3:42,5
7 Haico Scharn 27 Netherlands NED 3:44,4
8 Pekka Päivärinta 23 Finland FIN 3:45,1
9 Ray Smedley 20 Great Britain GBR 3:45,8
10 Bodo Tümmler 28 West Germany FRG 3:50,0

Semi-Finals Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(A)
1 Rod Dixon 22 New Zealand NZL 3:37.91 QU
2 Pekka Vasala 24 Finland FIN 3:37.91 QU
3 Brendan Foster 24 Great Britain GBR 3:38.20 QU
4 Paul-Heinz Wellmann 20 West Germany FRG 3:38.42 QC
5 Gunnar Ekman 29 Sweden SWE 3:39.44
6 Bob Wheeler 20 United States USA 3:40.36
7 Franco Arese 28 Italy ITA 3:41.08
8 Jean-Pierre Dufresne 27 France FRA 3:41,6
9 Klaus-Peter Justus 21 East Germany GDR 3:44,6
10 Gerd Larsen 29 Denmark DEN 3:59,4