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1990 European Athletics Championships – Men's 1500 metres

Events at the 1990 European
Athletics Championships

Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
3000 m women
5000 m men
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
10 km walk women
20 km walk men
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men
High jump men women
Pole vault men
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

These are the official results of the Men's 1500 metres event at the 1990 European Championships in Split, Yugoslavia, held at Stadion Poljud on 30 August and 1 September 1990.[1]


Gold Jens-Peter Herold
East Germany
Silver Gennaro Di Napoli
Bronze Mário Silva


Rank Final Time
Jens-Peter Herold (GDR) 3:38.25
Gennaro di Napoli (ITA) 3:38.60
Mario Silva (POR) 3:38.73
4. Peter Elliott (GBR) 3:39.07
5. Steve Cram (GBR) 3:39.08
6. José Luis González (ESP) 3:39.15
7. Han Kulker (NED) 3:39.85
8. Markus Hacksteiner (SUI) 3:40.44
9. Neil Horsfield (GBR) 3:40.59
10. Marc Corstjens (BEL) 3:41.31
11. Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:42.21
12. Mogens Guldberg (DEN) 3:42.76
13. Robin van Helden (NED) 3:46.13


Rank Heat 1 Time
1. José Luis González (ESP) 3:38.75
2. Markus Hacksteiner (SUI) 3:38.94
3. Fermín Cacho (ESP) 3:39.22
4. Gennaro di Napoli (ITA) 3:39.25
5. Steve Cram (GBR) 3:39.93
6. Robin van Helden (NED) 3:40.61
7. Mogens Guldberg (DEN) 3:40.71
8. Jari Venäläinen (FIN) 3:41.23
9. Vladimir Kolpakov (URS) 3:41.64
9. Christophe Impens (BEL) 3:41.64
11. Éric Dubus (FRA) 3:44.47
Peter Elliott (GBR) DNF
Hauke Fuhlbrügge (GDR) DQ

: Peter Elliott from the United Kingdom stopped running after having been pushed by East German Hauke Fuhlbrügge. The East German was disqualified. After protests of the British officials, Elliott was admitted to run in the final. The decision was a precedent case and not without controversy. [2][3]

Rank Heat 2 Time
1. Jens-Peter Herold (GDR) 3:39.63
2. Mario Silva (POR) 3:39.91
3. Neil Horsfield (GBR) 3:39.97
4. Han Kulker (NED) 3:40.02
5. Marc Corstjens (BEL) 3:40.30
6. Hervé Phélippeau (FRA) 3:40.72
7. Branko Zorko (YUG) 3:40.86
8. Teófilo Benito (ESP) 3:40.99
9. Lars Bøgh (DEN) 3:41.12
10. Davide Tirelli (ITA) 3:43.76
11. Philippe Collard (FRA) 3:46.39
12. Eckhard Rüter (FRG) 3:48.51
Miroslav Chochkov (BUL) DNF
Alex Geissbühler (SUI) DNF


According to an unofficial count, 27 athletes from 15 countries participated in the event.

See also


  1. ^ European Athletics Championships Zürich 2014 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK, European Athletics Association, pp. 451–460, retrieved 13 August 2014 
  2. ^ González: «La clasificación de Elliot ha sido una cacicada intolerable» (in Spanish), ABC, September 1, 1990, p. 55, retrieved September 26, 2014 
  3. ^ Jens-Peter, der letzte Herold - Robert Hartmann schreibt über Jens-Peter Herold und die 1500 m bei den Europameisterschaften in Split/Jugoslawien 1990 - Der läuferische Rückblick - Teil VII (in German), German Road Races, August 8, 2009, retrieved September 26, 2014 
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