How Matt Centrowitz Won a Historic 1,500 Meters

He went through 800 meters in 2:16.59. Still no one passed him.

.. “Going into the last lap, getting a little jump on the field, I have to take my only opening that I might have,” he said.

Twice previously, Centrowitz said, he had slithered through an opening along the rail at the world track and field championships.

“I guess it’s my patented move now,” he said.

.. No one was better prepared for the final lap than Centrowitz.

.. Centrowitz ran an 800-meter race in Oregon two weeks before the Rio Games and then ran three additional 800s in a post-race workout, in 1:53, 1:49 and 1:47. And he ran a series of 400 repeats in training once he arrived in Rio, completing the last one in 49 seconds,

.. Centrowitz, who has run almost 20 seconds faster in the 1,500