The 1500m race in track and field balances tactics with speed probably better than any other. And the field that’s running in the final at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics has both the brains and speed to go places we haven’t seen before.
The race will air live via online stream on Peacock, at NBCOlympics.com and through the NBC Sports mobile app. You’ll need a cable subscription for access. It will then air on replay in prime time on NBC starting at 8 p.m. ET. If you aren’t in front of a TV, you can also get a trial from YouTube TV, Hulu with Live TV, AT&T TV Now, FuboTV, or Sling TV to stream the event.
As of now Timothy Cheruiyot of Kenya checks in as the favorite at +125 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Jakob Ingebrigtsen of Norway is the only other man in the 13-runner final to break 3:29 in his lifetime, as the speeds in this event continue to get even faster each year. Abel Kipsang of Kenya broke the Olympic record in his heat with his 3:31, but he’s the third choice from bettors at +450.
The world record of 3:26 flat set by Hicham El Guerrouj in 1998 isn’t likely to be touched, but if things break correctly anything could happen at Olympic Stadium.