Mo Farah moved to sixth All Time 1,500m World List and second on the PACE sports management all-time list for 1,500m, from Ricky Simms, PACEsportsmanagement

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Mo Farah with his fans, Pre Classic 2011, 
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Ricky Simms, manager of Pace Sports Management, sent us this piece on Mo Farah and the significance of his 3:28.81 for the 1,500m on Friday, July 19, 2013. 


Mo Farah moved to 6th on the World All-Time 1500m list and 2nd on the PACE Sports Management All-Time List for 1500m with his3:28.81 in Monaco.  Bethwel Birgen's 3:30.77 ranks him at number 10 on the PACE list.


Noah Ngeny holds the PACE record with 3:28.12. 3rd is William Chirchir (3:29.29), 4th Daniel Komen (3:29.46), 5th Laban Rotich (3:29.91). The Top 5 are all sub 3:30.


A further 5 PACE athletes have 3:30 PB's - John Kibowen, Cornelius Chirchir, William Tanui, Paul Korir and Bethwel Birgen. The Top 10 are all sub 3:31.


PACE 1500m Top 10

1)    Noah Ngeny 3:28.12 (Zurich 2000)

2)    Mo Farah 3:28.81 (Monaco 2013)

3)    William Chirchir 3:29.29 (Brussels 2001)

4)    Daniel Komen 3:29.46 (Monaco 1997)

5)    Laban Rotich 3:29.91 (Zurich 1998)

6)    John Kibowen 3:30.18 (Zurich 1998)

7)    Cornelius Chirchir 3:30.24 (Monaco 2002)

8)    William Tanui 3:30.58 (Monaco 1997)

9)    Paul Korir 3:30.72 (Brussels 2003)

10) Bethwel Birgen 3:30.77 (Monaco 2013)


Five of the top 10 times were set in Monaco.


PACE All-Time Lists


Note - PACE Sports Management was formerly KIM McDonald International Management.  The company was founded in the 1980's by Kim McDonald and rebranded after Kim's death in 2001.  

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