2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 5000 metres

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2013 World Championships
Men's 5000 metres
Venue Luzhniki Stadium
Dates 13 August (heats)
16 August (final)
Competitors 29 from 18 nations
Winning time 13:26.98
Medallists
Gold medal 
Silver medal 
Bronze medal 
2011 2015
Events at the
2013 World 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
High jump men women
Pole vault men women
Long jump men women
Triple jump men women
Shot put men women
Discus throw men women
Hammer throw men women
Javelin throw men women
Combined events
Heptathlon women
Decathlon men
 

The men's 5000 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 13 and 16 August.[1]

Fifteen qualified for the final. Of the ten automatic qualifiers, three each were from Kenya, Ethiopia and the United States. But all eyes were on the one from England, the defending champion, Olympic champion and 10000 winner from these championships all rolled up into one Mo Farah.

The first lap of the final started off at a jog for these world class competitors. On the second lap, the Kenyans as a group pushed the pace, but it didn't last long and the pack reformed. At such a leisurely pace, nobody was at risk of getting dropped. Instead confusion. Hagos Gebrhiwet literally a step behind Farah near the back of the pack, watching his every step. At 2000 meters, Farah decided to take a chance at the lead, but it was not to advance the pace but to slow it down. With Farah at the front the pace slowed to 68 seconds, then almost 70 seconds and the rest of the field obediently crowded up behind him, not willing to go out alone against the king. With 5 laps to go, Isiah Koech decided to make the break and took off. The race accelerated to 62-second laps with all the players covering each other's move and jockeying for position. For a lap Yenew Alamirew held the lead, accelerating as anyone looked to try to pass. With 650 to go, Farah made his move, successfully passing Alamirew he only gained a step on the field but that was enough, now he wouldn't let anybody pass him, the field stinging out behind him, the suitors dwindling. Through the final lap in 53 seconds, Koech made repeated attempts to get past Farah but each time Farah was able to go that much faster. Two steps behind at the beginning of the straight, Gebrhiwet weaved his way around the other two Kenyans and came flying down the outside as Koech let up in defeat, Gebrhiwet taking silver by one thousandth of a second after 5000 meters.

Records[edit]

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[2]

World record  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 Hengelo, Netherlands 31 May 2004
Championship record  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 12:52.79 Saint-Denis, France 31 August 2003
World Leading  Edwin Cheruiyot Soi (KEN) 12:51.34 Monaco 19 July 2013
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  Marilson 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[3] B time
13:15.00 13:20.00

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Round
13 August 2013 10:20 Heats
16 August 2013 20:45 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

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) advanced to the final.[4]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Muktar Edris  Ethiopia 13:20.82 Q
2 2 Edwin Soi  Kenya 13:21.44 Q
3 2 Isaiah Koech  Kenya 13:22.19 Q
4 1 Hagos Gebrhiwet  Ethiopia 13:23.22 Q
5 1 Yenew Alamirew  Ethiopia 13:23.48 Q
6 1 Bernard Lagat  United States 13:23.59 Q
7 2 Galen Rupp  United States 13:23.91 Q
8 2 Mo Farah  Great Britain 13:23.93 Q
9 1 Thomas Longosiwa  Kenya 13:23.94 Q
10 1 Ryan Hill  United States 13:24.19 Q
11 1 Elroy Gelant  South Africa 13:25.07 q
12 2 Dejenee Regassa  Bahrain 13:25.21 q
13 1 Brett Robinson  Australia 13:25.38 q
14 1 Sindre Buraas  Norway 13:26.69 q
15 1 Zane Robertson  New Zealand 13:27.89 q
16 2 Othmane El Goumri  Morocco 13:31.08
17 1 John Kipkoech  Kenya 13:31.21
18 2 Ben St Lawrence  Australia 13:33.64
19 1 Phillip Kipyeko  Uganda 13:33.68
20 1 Arne Gabius  Germany 13:34.26
21 2 Alemayehu Bezabeh  Spain 13:34.68
22 2 Byron Piedra  Ecuador 13:35.38
23 2 Yuki Sato  Japan 13:37.07
24 1 Aziz Lahbabi  Morocco 13:37.75
25 2 Diego Estrada  Mexico 13:48.38
26 1 Sergio Sánchez  Spain 13:52.05
27 2 Rinas Akhmadeev  Russia 13:58.38
28 2 Jake Robertson  New Zealand 14:09.50
29 1 Grevazio Mpani  Malawi 14:15.65
1 Abdoulaye Abdelkarim  Chad DNS
2 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro  Uganda DNS

Final[edit]

The final was started at 20:45.[5]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1 Mo Farah  Great Britain 13:26.98
2 Hagos Gebrhiwet  Ethiopia 13:27.26
3 Isiah Koech  Kenya 13:27.26
4 Thomas Longosiwa  Kenya 13:27.67
5 Edwin Soi  Kenya 13:29.01
6 Bernard Lagat  United States 13:29.24
7 Muktar Edris  Ethiopia 13:29.56
8 Galen Rupp  United States 13:29.87
9 Yenew Alamirew  Ethiopia 13:31.27
10 Ryan Hill  United States 13:32.69
11 Dejenee Regassa  Bahrain 13:34.54
12 Elroy Gelant  South Africa 13:43.68
13 Sindre Buraas  Norway 13:45.67
14 Zane Robertson  New Zealand 13:46.55
15 Brett Robinson  Australia 14:03.77

References[edit]

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ "Records & Lists – 5000 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  3. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, retrieved 8 August 2013 
  4. ^ Heats Results
  5. ^ Final Results

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