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Athletics at the 1972 München Summer Games:

Men's Decathlon 1,500 metres

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Host City: München, West Germany
Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, München
Date Started: September 8, 1972
Date Finished: September 8, 1972

Gold: URS Mykola Avilov
Silver: URS Leonid Lytvynenko
Bronze: POL Ryszard Katus

1,500 metres

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) P(1962T) P(1985T)
1 Leonid Lytvynenko 23 Soviet Union URS 4:05.9 768 910 OB
2 Jeff Bennett 23 United States USA 4:12.2 718 866
3 Jeff Bannister 26 United States USA 4:15.8 690 840
4 Bruce Jenner 22 United States USA 4:18.9 668 819
5 Régis Ghesquière 23 Belgium BEL 4:19.4 664 816
6 Mykola Avilov 24 Soviet Union URS 4:22.8 639 793
7 Steen Smidt-Jensen 27 Denmark DEN 4:24.7 626 780
8 Freddy Herbrand 28 Belgium BEL 4:27.7 605 760
9 Roger Lespagnard 25 Belgium BEL 4:28.7 598 753
10 Ryszard Katus 25 Poland POL 4:31.9 577 732
11T Boris Ivanov 24 Soviet Union URS 4:37.4 541 697
11T Wilfred Mwalawanda 27 Malawi MAW 4:37.4 541 697
13T Barry King 27 Great Britain GBR 4:38.6 533 689
13T Vijay Singh Chauhan 23 India IND 4:38.6 533 689
15 Jean-Pierre Schoebel 23 France FRA 4:38.8 532 688
16 Radu Gavrilaş 20 Romania ROU 4:43.1 506 661
17 Heinz Born 24 Switzerland SUI 4:47.9 476 631
18 Stefan Schreyer 25 East Germany GDR 4:48.2 475 630
19 Sepp Zeilbauer 19 Austria AUT 4:58.2 418 570
20 Yves Le Roy 21 France FRA 4:58.9 414 566
21 Tadeusz Janczenko 26 Poland POL 5:01.5 400 551
AC József Bakai 30 Hungary HUN 0 DNF

1,500 metres Heat One

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) P(1962T) P(1985T)
1 Jeff Bennett 23 United States USA 4:12.2 718 866
2 Jeff Bannister 26 United States USA 4:15.8 690 840
3 Boris Ivanov 24 Soviet Union URS 4:37.4 541 697
4 Wilfred Mwalawanda 27 Malawi MAW 4:37.4 541 697
5 Yves Le Roy 21 France FRA 4:58.9 414 566
AC József Bakai 30 Hungary HUN 0 DNF

1,500 metres Heat Two

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) P(1962T) P(1985T)
1 Bruce Jenner 22 United States USA 4:18.9 668 819
2 Régis Ghesquière 23 Belgium BEL 4:19.4 664 816
3 Roger Lespagnard 25 Belgium BEL 4:28.7 598 753
4 Barry King 27 Great Britain GBR 4:38.6 533 689
5 Vijay Singh Chauhan 23 India IND 4:38.6 533 689
6 Jean-Pierre Schoebel 23 France FRA 4:38.8 532 688
7 Radu Gavrilaş 20 Romania ROU 4:43.1 506 661
8 Heinz Born 24 Switzerland SUI 4:47.9 476 631

1,500 metres Heat Three

Rank Athlete Age Team NOC T(H) P(1962T) P(1985T)
1 Leonid Lytvynenko 23 Soviet Union URS 4:05.9 768 910
2 Mykola Avilov 24 Soviet Union URS 4:22.8 639 793
3 Steen Smidt-Jensen 27 Denmark DEN 4:24.7 626 780
4 Freddy Herbrand 28 Belgium BEL 4:27.7 605 760
5 Ryszard Katus 25 Poland POL 4:31.9 577 732
6 Stefan Schreyer 25 East Germany GDR 4:48.2 475 630
7 Sepp Zeilbauer 19 Austria AUT 4:58.2 418 570
8 Tadeusz Janczenko 26 Poland POL 5:01.5 400 551