2011 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 5000 metres

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2011 World Championships
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The Women's 5000 metres at the 2011 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Daegu Stadium on August 30, and September 2.

Vivian Cheruiyot entered the competition as the reigning 2009 World Champion, the 2011 World Cross Country Champion, the Diamond League leader, and the fastest woman of the year (having become the fourth fastest ever with a run of 14:20.87 minutes). Ethiopians Meseret Defar and Sentayehu Ejigu had run the next quickest that season. The top twelve ranked runners prior to the championships were all either Kenyan or Ethiopian; Linet Masai, Sylvia Kibet, Mercy Cherono and Genzebe Dibaba were the other contenders from the two dominant countries.[1] Lauren Fleshman of the United States was the fastest non-African in the final.[2]

The final started with Hitomi Niiya taking a large early lead in an effort to steal the race. After several laps in the spotlight she was swallowed up by the pack, which slowly disintegrated. With a lap to go, it was three Ethiopian and four Kenyan runners to settle it. Cheruiyot led as the group stretched out, with Defar challenging into the final straight, where Cheruiyot pulled away. Kibet passed a fading Defar before the finish, for the silver. Exactly the same medals as two years before.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Silver Bronze
Vivian Cheruiyot
 Kenya
Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet
 Kenya
Meseret Defar
 Ethiopia

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:

World record  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:11.15 Oslo, Norway 6 June 2008
Championship record  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:38.59 Helsinki, Finland 13 August 2005
World Leading  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 14:20.87 Stockholm, Sweden 29 July 2011
African Record  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:11.15 Oslo, Norway 6 June 2008
Asian Record  Bo Jiang (CHN) 14:28.09 Shanghai, China 23 October 1997
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Molly Huddle (USA) 14:44.76 Brussels, Belgium 27 August 2010
South American record  Simone da Silva (BRA) 15:18.85 São Paulo, Brazil 20 May 2011
European Record  Liliya Shobukhova (RUS) 14:23.75 Kazan, Russia 19 July 2008
Oceanian record  Kimberley Smith (NZL) 14:45.93 Rome, Italy 11 July 2008

Qualification standards[edit]

A time B time
15:14.00 15:25.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
August 30, 2011 10:20 Heats
September 2, 2011 20:25 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 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 15:19.46 Q
2 1 Mercy Cherono  Kenya 15:20.01 Q
3 1 Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet  Kenya 15:20.08 Q
4 1 Sentayehu Ejigu  Ethiopia 15:20.13 Q
5 1 Yelena Zadorozhnaya  Russia 15:23.90 Q
6 1 Amy Hastings  United States 15:29.49 q
7 1 Hitomi Niiya  Japan 15:31.09 q
8 2 Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 15:33.06 Q
9 2 Tejitu Daba  Bahrain 15:33.67 Q
10 2 Linet Masai  Kenya 15:33.99 Q
11 2 Lauren Fleshman  United States 15:34.04 Q
12 2 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 15:34.80 Q
13 2 Zakia Mrisho  Tanzania 15:35.37 q, SB
14 2 Yelizaveta Grechishnikova  Russia 15:35.64 q
15 1 Helen Clitheroe  Great Britain 15:37.73 q
16 2 Megumi Kinukawa  Japan 15:38.23
17 2 Alemitu Bekele Degfa  Turkey 15:38.25
18 1 Kayo Sugihara  Japan 15:41.78 SB
19 2 Molly Huddle  United States 15:42.00
20 1 Alia Saeed Mohammed  United Arab Emirates 16:10.37
21 2 Viktoriia Poliudina  Kyrgyzstan 16:32.68 SB
22 1 Pauline Niyongere  Burundi 17:23.56 SB
99 1 Sabine Fischer  Switzerland DNS

Final[edit]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 14:55.36
2 Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet  Kenya 14:56.21
3 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 14:56.94
4 Sentayehu Ejigu  Ethiopia 14:59.99
5 Mercy Cherono  Kenya 15:00.23
6 Linet Masai  Kenya 15:01.01
7 Lauren Fleshman  United States 15:09.25
8 Genzebe Dibaba  Ethiopia 15:09.35
9 Tejitu Daba  Bahrain 15:14.62 PB
10 Yelena Zadorozhnaya  Russia 15:15.48
11 Zakia Mrisho  Tanzania 15:18.81 SB
12 Helen Clitheroe  Great Britain 15:21.22
13 Hitomi Niiya  Japan 15:41.67
14 Yelizaveta Grechishnikova  Russia 15:45.61
15 Amy Hastings  United States 15:56.06

References[edit]

  1. ^ Martin, David (2011-08-22). Women's 5000m – PREVIEW. IAAF. Retrieved on 2011-08-24.
  2. ^ 5000 metres 2011. IAAF (2011-08-20). Retrieved on 2011-08-24.

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