Women’s 1,500m Run Pick
Which female will claim gold at the Rio Summer Olympics in the Women’s 1,500-meter Run tonight? Here’s our pick for the winner.
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Genzebe Dibaba is the favorite to win this event, as she has odds of -115. Other short odds to win are Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (+160) and Laura Muir (+600). The Women’s 1500-meter run takes place tonight at 9:30PM ET from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Dibaba competes for Ethiopia. She is the 2015 World Champion in the mile and also won the 2012 World Indoor Championship. She holds the world record in this event with a time of 3:50.07.
Kipyegon competes for Kenya. She is taking part in her first Olympics Games. She has won the 2012 World Junior Championship and the 2014 Commonwealth Games in the mile while finishing second at the 2015 World Championships. Her top time in the event is 3:56.41.
Muir competes for Great Britain. She is also competing in her first Olympic Games. She placed fifth at the 2015 World Championships. Her top time in this event is 3:57.49.
This race seems to be down to Dibaba and Kipyegon. Dibaba was the slight favorite to start the Olympics, but Kipyegon has now emerged as the favorite. Dibaba had the top time in the semifinals and has the better PR of the two. Look for her to run a smart race and use her strong push at the end to get the win.
RIO SUMMER OLYMPICS FREE PICK: GENZEBE DIBABA -115