The 1500 meter run is the closest athletics (track and field) race to a mile under the metric system. The women will be running the 1500 meter at Olympic Stadium for the 2012 London Olympics. The current world record is about 3 minutes, 50 seconds.
This is an energy-sapping race, but it is still run over three separate rounds to make it possible for all the top runners to compete at the same time on one track. However, it is made a little easier by having each round on its own separate day. To win the gold medal, then, a woman must complete a Round 1 and qualify for the semifinals, run again in the semifinals to qualify for the finals, and then win the final race.
Check out the following schedule if you want to watch the London 2012 women’s 1500 meter run.
This preliminary is on Monday, August 6, 2012. The first race starts at 11:45 a.m.
Tuesday is an off day.
These two races are contested on Wednesday, August 8, 2012. They start at 7:45 p.m.
Thursday is another off day for this contest.
The gold-medal race for the London women’s 1500 meter run is on Friday, August 10, 2012. The race starts at 8:55 p.m.