2005 in athletics (track and field)

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2005 in athletics
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Major world events 2005 World Championships
IAAF Athletes of the Year Kenenisa Bekele
Yelena Isinbayeva
2004
2006

This page shows the main events during the 2005 year in athletics (track and field) throughout the world.

Major events[edit]

World[edit]

Regional[edit]

National[edit]

World records[edit]

Women's pole vault[edit]

HEIGHT ATHLETE PLACE DATE
4.93 m  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) Lausanne, Switzerland July 5, 2005
4.95 m  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) Madrid, Spain July 16, 2005
4.96 m  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) London, England July 22, 2005
5.00 m  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) London, England July 22, 2005
5.01 m  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) Helsinki, Finland August 12, 2005

Awards[edit]

Men[edit]

2005 Award Winner
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Virgilijus Alekna (LTU)
Best Male Track Athlete ESPY Award Not Awarded

Women[edit]

2005 Award Winner
IAAF World Athlete of the Year  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)
Track & Field Athlete of the Year  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)
European Athlete of the Year Award  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS)
Best Female Track Athlete ESPY Award Not Awarded

Season's best performances[edit]

Men[edit]

400 m hurdles[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Kerron Clement (USA) 47.24
2.  Bershawn Jackson (USA) 47.30
3.  James Carter (USA) 47.43
4.  Bennie Brazell (USA) 47.67
5.  Bayano Kamani (PAN) 47.84

3000 m steeplechase[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Saif Saeed Shaheen (QAT) 7:55.51
2.  Paul Kipsiele Koech (KEN) 7:56.37
3.  Brimin Kipruto (KEN) 8:04.22
4.  Brahim Boulami (MAR) 8:04.92
5.  Simon Vroemen (NED) 8:04.95

Pole vault[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Paul Burgess (AUS) 6.00 m
2.  Brad Walker (USA) 5.96 m
3.  Tim Lobinger (GER) 5.93 m
4.  Toby Stevenson (USA) 5.90 m
5.  Steven Hooker (AUS) 5.87 m

Hammer throw[edit]

Decathlon[edit]

Women[edit]

100 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Chandra Sturrup (BAH) 10.84
2.  Veronica Campbell (JAM) 10.85
3.  Lauryn Williams (USA) 10.88
4.  Christine Arron (FRA) 10.93
5.  Sherone Simpson (JAM) 10.97

200 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Allyson Felix (USA) 22.13
2.  Rachelle Smith (USA) 22.22
3.  Lauryn Williams (USA) 22.27
4.  Christine Arron (FRA) 22.31
5.  LaTasha Colander (USA) 22.34

400 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Sanya Richards (USA) 48.92
2.  Tonique Williams-Darling (BAH) 49.30
3.  Svetlana Pospelova (RUS) 49.80
4.  Ana Guevara (MEX) 49.81
5.  DeeDee Trotter (USA) 49.88

800 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Tatyana Andrianova (RUS) 1:56.07
2.  Svetlana Cherkasova (RUS) 1:56.93
3.  Larisa Chzhao (RUS) 1:57.33
4.  Svetlana Klyuka (RUS) 1:57.35
5.  Olga Kotlyarova (RUS) 1:57.55

1500 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 3:56.79
2.  Natalya Yevkodimova (RUS) 3:57.73
3.  Yuliya Fomenko (RUS) 3:58.68
4.  Tatyana Tomashova (RUS) 3:59.05
5.  Olga Yegorova (RUS) 3:59.47

3000 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Maryam Yusuf Jamal (BHR) 8:28.87
2.  Edith Masai (KEN) 8:31.27
3.  Isabella Ochichi (KEN) 8:31.42
4.  Berhane Adere (ETH) 8:31.89
5.  Meseret Defar (ETH) 8:33.57

5000 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Meseret Defar (ETH) 14:28.98
2.  Berhane Adere (ETH) 14:31.09
3.  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:32.42
4.  Edith Masai (KEN) 14:37.20
5.  Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH) 14:37.34

10,000 metres[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 30:15.67
2.  Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH) 30:18.39
3.  Werknesh Kidane (ETH) 30:19.39
4.  Berhane Adere (ETH) 30:25.41
5.  Xing Huina (CHN) 30:27.18

Half marathon[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Derartu Tulu (ETH) 1:07:33

100 m hurdles[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Michelle Perry (USA) 12.43
2.  Joanna Hayes (USA) 12.47
3.  Brigitte Foster-Hylton (JAM) 12.55
4.  Anjanette Kirkland (USA) 12.57
 Delloreen Ennis-London (JAM)

400 m hurdles[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Yuliya Pechonkina (RUS) 52.90
2.  Lashinda Demus (USA) 53.27
3.  Sandra Glover (USA) 53.32
4.  Jana Rawlinson (AUS) 53.44
5.  Anna Jesien (POL) 53.96

3000 m steeplechase[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS TIME
1.  Dorcus Inzikuru (UGA) 9:15.04
2.  Yekaterina Volkova (RUS) 9:20.49
3.  Wioletta Janowska (POL) 9:25.09
4.  Jeruto Kiptum (KEN) 9:26.95
5.  Mardrea Hyman (JAM) 9:27.21

High jump[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Kajsa Bergqvist (SWE) 2.03 m
2.  Yelena Slesarenko (RUS) 2.00 m
 Chaunte Howard (USA)
4.  Anna Chicherova (RUS) 1.99 m
5.  Tatyana Kivimyagi (RUS) 1.98 m
 Venelina Veneva (BUL)

Pole vault[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS HEIGHT
1.  Yelena Isinbayeva (RUS) 5.01 m
2.  Anna Rogowska (POL) 4.83 m
3.  Monika Pyrek (POL) 4.70 m
4.  Tracy O'Hara (USA) 4.60 m
 Vanessa Boslak (FRA)
 Mary Vincent (USA)
 Stacy Dragila (USA)

Hammer throw[edit]

Heptathlon[edit]

RANK 2005 WORLD BEST PERFORMERS POINTS
1.  Eunice Barber (FRA) 6889
2.  Carolina Klüft (SWE) 6887
3.  Kelly Sotherton (GBR) 6547
4.  Hyleas Fountain (USA) 6502
5.  Margaret Simpson (GHA) 6423

Marathon[edit]

Men's competition[edit]

Best Year Performances[edit]

RANK ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 2:06:19 Amsterdam Marathon
2.  Felix Limo (KEN) 2:07:02 Chicago Marathon
3.  Benjamin Maiyo (KEN) 2:07:09 Chicago Marathon
4.  Daniel Njenga (KEN) 2:07:14 Chicago Marathon
5.  Martin Lel (KEN) 2:07:26 London Marathon
6.  Evans Rutto (KEN) 2:07:28 Chicago Marathon
7.  Julio Rey (ESP) 2:07:38 Hamburg Marathon
8.  Toshinari Takaoka (JPN) 2:07:41 Tokyo Marathon
 Philip Manyim (KEN) 2:07:41 Berlin Marathon
10.  Patrick Ivuti (KEN) 2:07:46 Chicago Marathon

Women's competition[edit]

Best Year Performances[edit]

RANK ATHLETE TIME EVENT
1.  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:17:42 London Marathon
2.  Mizuki Noguchi (JPN) 2:19:12 Berlin Marathon
3.  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 2:20:57 Helsinki Marathon
4.  Sun Yingjie (CHN) 2:21:01 Beijing Marathon
5.  Zhou Chunxiu (CHN) 2:21:11 Beijing Marathon
6.  Deena Kastor (USA) 2:21:25 Chicago Marathon
7.  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 2:21:30 Chicago Marathon
8.  Catherine Ndereba (KEN) 2:22:01 Helsinki Marathon
9.  Constantina Tomescu (ROM) 2:22:50 London Marathon
10.  Jeļena Prokopčuka (LAT) 2:22:56 Osaka International Ladies Marathon

Deaths[edit]

  • May 27 — Piotr Gładki (33), Polish long-distance runner (b. 1972)

References[edit]