2011 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 5000 metres

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The men's 5000 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on September 1 and 4.

Jake Robertson of New Zealand was added to the final field at the judges' discretion after twice being pushed in his qualifying race.

The tactical final was almost full contact, with a pack of 14 staying close into the penultimate lap. Galen Rupp tried to take the kick out early. As the pack began to break up, Eliud Kipchoge went down while the leaders began to string out the field. Mo Farah led through the final lap as a host of Kenyan and finally Ethiopian athletes Imane Merga and Dejen Gebremeskel took a charge at him. Bernard Lagat worked his way through the traffic, coming up behind the final two Ethiopian runners pulling past them in lane 3 on the final straight. Lagat couldn't catch Farah. Merga finished in third but was later disqualified for stepping on the curb, giving the bronze to Gebremeskel.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Mo Farah
 Great Britain
Bernard Lagat
 United States
Dejen Gebremeskel
 Ethiopia

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 Hengelo, Netherlands 31 May 2004
Championship record  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 12:52.79 Paris, France 31 August 2003
World leading  Mo Farah (GBR) 12:53.11 Monaco 22 July 2011
African record  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 Hengelo, Netherlands 31 May 2004
Asian record  Saif Saaeed Shaheen (QAT) 12:51.98 Rome, Italy 14 July 2006
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Bernard Lagat (USA) 12:53.60 Monaco 22 July 2011
South American record  Marílson Gomes dos Santos (BRA) 13:19.43 Kassel, Germany 8 June 2006
European record  Mohammed Mourhit (BEL) 12:49.71 Brussels, Belgium 25 August 2000
Oceanian record  Craig Mottram (AUS) 12:55.76 London, Great Britain 30 July 2004

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
13:20.00 13:27.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
September 1, 2011 10:05 Heats
September 4, 2011 19:40 Final

Results[edit]

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

Heats[edit]

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

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 1 Bernard Lagat  United States 13:33.90 Q
2 1 Thomas Longosiwa  Kenya 13:34.46 Q
3 1 Dejen Gebremeskel  Ethiopia 13:34.48 Q
4 1 Isaiah Kiplangat Koech  Kenya 13:34.54 Q
5 1 Galen Rupp  United States 13:34.91 Q
6 1 Hussain Jamaan Alhamdah  Saudi Arabia 13:35.47 q
7 1 Bilisuma Shugi  Bahrain 13:35.86 q
8 2 Imane Merga  Ethiopia 13:37.96 Q
9 2 Mo Farah  Great Britain 13:38.03 Q
10 2 Abera Kuma  Ethiopia 13:38.41 Q
11 2 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 13:39.02 Q
12 2 Alistair Cragg  Ireland 13:39.36 Q
13 1 Daniele Meucci  Italy 13:39.90 q
14 2 Amanuel Mesel  Eritrea 13:39.97 q
15 2 Jesús España  Spain 13:40.38 q
16 2 Abraham Kiplimo  Uganda 13:44.09
17 2 Andrew Bumbalough  United States 13:44.38
18 1 Javier Carriqueo  Argentina 13:47.51
19 1 Collis Birmingham  Australia 13:47.88
20 2 Elroy Gelant  South Africa 13:48.33
21 1 Mumin Gala  Djibouti 13:48.19
22 1 Rui Silva  Portugal 13:50.16
23 2 Ben St Lawrence  Australia 13:51.64
24 2 Jake Robertson  New Zealand 13:53.57 q
25 2 Geofrey Kusuro  Uganda 13:54.58
26 1 Craig Mottram  Australia 13:56.60
27 2 Dejene Regassa  Bahrain 13:56.83
28 2 Sylvain Rukundo  Rwanda 13:58.92
29 2 Rabah Aboud  Algeria 14:00.34
30 1 Moses Kibet  Uganda 14:05.15
31 1 Goitom Kifle  Eritrea 14:06.42
32 2 Gérard Gahungu  Burundi 14:09.15 PB
33 2 Kazuya Watanabe  Japan 14:20.64
34 2 Baek Seung-ho  South Korea 15:01.37
35 1 Abdishakur Nageye Abdulle  Somalia 15:13.64 PB
36 2 Christian Ngningba  Gabon 18:44.06 PB
98 2 Abdullah Abdulaziz Aljoud  Saudi Arabia DNF
98 1 Francisco Javier Alves  Spain DNF
98 1 Mounir Miout  Algeria DNF
99 1 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia DNS
99 1 Adrian Blincoe  New Zealand DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mo Farah  Great Britain 13:23.36
2 Bernard Lagat  United States 13:23.64
3 Dejen Gebremeskel  Ethiopia 13:23.92
4 Isaiah Kiplangat Koech  Kenya 13:24.95
5 Abera Kuma  Ethiopia 13:25.50
6 Thomas Longosiwa  Kenya 13:26.73
7 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 13:27.27
8 Bilisuma Shugi  Bahrain 13:27.67
9 Galen Rupp  United States 13:28.64
10 Daniele Meucci  Italy 13:29.11
11 Amanuel Mesel  Eritrea 13:33.99
12 Jesús España  Spain 13:33.99
13 Hussain Jamaan Alhamdah  Saudi Arabia 13:34.83
14 Alistair Cragg  Ireland 13:45.33
15 Jake Robertson  New Zealand 14:03.09
Imane Merga  Ethiopia 13:23.78 DQ
  • Ethiopia's Imane Merga was originally awarded the bronze medal, but he was later disqualified for having stepped onto the curb of the running track. His teammate Dejen Gebremeskel was elevated to the bronze medal as a result.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Britain's Mo Farah wins 5000m world title. AFP (2011-09-04). Retrieved on 2011-09-04.

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