2006 European Athletics Championships – Men's 5000 metres

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Events at the
2006 European
Athletics Championships

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Track events
100 m   men   women
200 m men women
400 m men women
800 m men women
1500 m men women
5000 m men women
10,000 m men women
100 m hurdles women
110 m hurdles men
400 m hurdles men women
3000 m
steeplechase
men women
4×100 m relay men women
4×400 m relay men women
Road events
Marathon men women
20 km walk men women
50 km walk men
Field events
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men

The men's 5000 metres at the 2006 European Athletics Championships were held at the Ullevi on August 10 and August 13.

Farah took the lead with 1000 m to go and stretched the field. A sprint to line resulted in España over taking Farah metres from the line. A quick finish by Higuero moved him into third over Turkey's Halil Akkaş.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Jesús España
 Spain
Mo Farah
 United Kingdom
Juan Carlos Higuero
 Spain

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 10, 2006 17:40 Semifinals
August 13, 2006 16:40 Final

Results[edit]

KEY: q Fastest non-qualifiers Q Qualified NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

Semifinals[edit]

First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 5 fastest (q) advance to the Final.

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Khalid Zoubaa  France 13:46.32 Q
2 2 Eduard Bordukov  Russia 13:46.72 Q
3 2 Mo Farah  United Kingdom 13:46.77 Q
4 2 Monder Rizki  Belgium 13:47.51 Q
5 1 Halil Akkaş  Turkey 13:48.79 Q
6 2 Tom Compernolle  Belgium 13:49.14 Q
7 1 Gert-Jan Liefers  Netherlands 13:49.73 Q
8 2 Henrik Skoog  Sweden 13:49.99 q
9 1 Alistair Cragg  Ireland 13:50.12 Q
10 1 Pablo Villalobos  Spain 13:51.17 q
11 1 Jesús España  Spain 13:52.33 Q
12 1 Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 13:52.66 Q
13 2 Nick McCormick  United Kingdom 13:52.87 q
14 1 Tom Van Hooste  Belgium 13:53.50 q
15 1 Marius Bakken  Norway 13:56.84 q
16 1 Martin Steinbauer  Austria 13:59.17
17 1 Barnabás Bene  Hungary 14:08.16 SB
18 1 Chris Thompson  United Kingdom 14:10.27
2 Arne Gabius  Germany DNF
1 Christian Belz   Switzerland DNS
2 Serhiy Lebid  Ukraine DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st Jesús España  Spain 13:44.70
2nd Mo Farah  United Kingdom 13:44.79
3rd Juan Carlos Higuero  Spain 13:46.48
4 Halil Akkaş  Turkey 13:46.53
5 Khalid Zoubaa  France 13:55.09
6 Henrik Skoog  Sweden 13:56.34
7 Pablo Villalobos  Spain 13:58.25
8 Gert-Jan Liefers  Netherlands 13:58.70
9 Eduard Bordukov  Russia 14:00.30
10 Tom Compernolle  Belgium 14:03.37
11 Monder Rizki  Belgium 14:04.96
12 Nick McCormick  United Kingdom 14:06.18
13 Tom Van Hooste  Belgium 14:15.32
Marius Bakken  Norway DNF
Alistair Cragg  Ireland DNF

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