Makhloufi muscled his way to the front of the pack at the bell and ran clear in the final 300m of the race to win by a clear margin at 3:34.08.
Result: Taoufik Makhloufi clinches 1,500m gold for Algeria
Taoufik Makhloufi of Algeria wins the men's 1,500m Olympic title over America's Leonel Manzano and Abdalaati Iguider of Morocco.
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