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Americans come up short at IAAF World Championships; Now look forward to 2016

August 31, 2015

Two-time world medalist Matthew Centrowitz finishes eighth; teammates Manzano and Andrews are 10th and 11th.

By Cathal Dennehy, Runner's World

The three Americans in the men’s 1500-meter final were unable to match their competitors’ finishing kicks at the IAAF World Championships in Beijing on Sunday.

Two-time world medalist Matthew Centrowitz was with the leaders with one lap to go, but faded in the sprint and finished eighth in 3:36.13. Leo Manzano and Robby Andrews were 10th and 11th, respectively, in 3:37.26 and 3:38.29, and were the last two finishers.

“That was my best effort,” said Centrowitz. “I gave it everything I had, no excuses. That field was quality, one of the best I’ve faced at a global championships.”

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Tags: robby andrews (25) , matthew centrowitz (132) , leo manzano (107) , iaaf world championships (18)

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