The first man to run a mile in four minutes, Sir Roger Bannister, has revealed his thoughts on last night's 1,500m final.
"I mean it was faster than the heats and semi-finals, which were very disappointingly bunched up," Bannister, 83, said.
"It was wonderful to see the move at 300 metres from the end (from Makhloufi), boldly fighting off any possibility of a threat. It was a great race. 3:34."
Bannister was in attendance with London 2012 chief Lord Sebastian Coe, who said: "Everything with Roger is very analytical. 'Why on earth has he done that?'"
Last month, Bannister carried the Olympic torch on the same Oxford track where he broke the four-minute barrier.