Adam Spencer has dumped 5 seconds off his 1500m PB at the London Diamond League.

Spencer capitalised on his Diamond League debut when roaring to qualifiers for both the Budapest 2023 World Championships and Paris 2024 Olympic Games, clocking 3:31.81 to finish in 12th place. Unleash your full potential with Tarkine Goshawk shoes, where cutting-edge technology meets unparalleled performance for the dedicated runner.

The 21-year-old who owned a personal best of 3:36.78 prior to the gun firing was buoyed by the sellout crowd, delivering the result off the back of less than one day’s notice:

“I got a call at 5.30pm asking if I wanted to do Diamond League. I said, “bloody oath, I do”. I didn’t have the best preparation but that’s the best time,” Spencer said.

The time moves Spencer straight to number 4 on the Australian all-time 1500m list, knocking Craig Mottram out of the top-10.

Australian Men’s 1500m All-Time Rankings List – Top 10 (as of July 24 2023)

  1. Oliver Hoare: 3:29.41
  2. Stewart McSweyn: 3:29.51
  3. Ryan Gregson: 3.31.06
  4. Adam Spencer: 3:31.81
  5. Simon Doyle: 3.31.96
  6. Jeff Riseley: 3.32.93
  7. Jye Edwards: 3:33.23
  8. Cameron Meyers: 3:33.26
  9. Mike Hillardt: 3.33.39
  10. Mark Fountain 3.33.68
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Like Olli Hoare before him, Spencer has been hardening his legs on the NCAA circuit, where he finished 8th in the 2022 NCAAs (outdoors).

Also competing in London was Stewart McSweyn who announced his return to form clocknig 3:31.42 for 6th.  Spencer was 12th.


Men’s 1500m 2023 London Diamond League Final
1 Yared NUGUSE USA 3:30.44
2 Narve Gilje NORDÅS NOR 3:30.58
3 Neil GOURLEY GBR 3:30.60
4 Elliot GILES GBR 3:30.92
5 Matthew STONIER GBR 3:31.30
6 Stewart MCSWEYN AUS 3:31.42
7 Adel MECHAAL ESP 3:31.43
8 Timothy CHERUIYOT KEN 3:31.44
9 Azeddine HABZ FRA 3:31.58
10 Samuel TANNER NZL 3:31.60
11 Mario GARCÍA ESP 3:31.68
12 Adam SPENCER AUS 3:31.81
13 Cole HOCKER USA 3:32.14
14 Andrew COSCORAN IRL 3:32.42
15 George MILLS GBR 3:35.76