Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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The Men's 5000 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Wednesday 27 September, and Saturday 30 September 2000.

The top six runners in each of the initial two heats automatically qualified for the final. The next three fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. There were a total number of 38 participating athletes.

Medalists[edit]

Gold  Million Wolde
Ethiopia (ETH)
Silver  Ali Saïdi-Sief
Algeria (ALG)
Bronze  Brahim Lahlafi
Morocco (MAR)

Records[edit]

World Record 12:39.36 Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia Helsinki, Finland 13 June 1998
Olympic Record 13:05.59 Saïd Aouita Morocco Los Angeles, California, United States 11 August 1984

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heats[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Brahim Lahlafi Morocco 7 13:22.70 Q
2 2 Million Wolde Ethiopia 4 13:22.75 Q
3 3 Fita Bayissa Ethiopia 16 13:22.92 Q
4 4 Reda Benzine Algeria 11 13:23.10 Q SB
5 5 Julius Gitahi Kenya 3 13:23.12 Q SB
6 6 Richard Limo Kenya 15 13:23:17 Q
7 7 Adam Goucher United States 6 13:24.34 q
8 8 Mizan Mehari Australia 13 13:24.56 q SB
9 9 Jirka Arndt Germany 2 13:26.18 q
10 23 Katsuhiko Hanada Japan 12 13:41.31 SB
11 25 Marius Bakken Norway 9 13:44.80
12 26 Nicholas Rogers United States 18 13:46.18
13 28 Michael Power Australia 8 13:51.00
14 29 Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama Qatar 14 14:00.30
15 30 Kristen Bowditch Great Britain 1 14:08.92
16 31 Alberto García Spain 18 14:11.65
17 33 Helder Ornelas Portugal 10 14:29.01
18 David Galván Mexico 5 DNS
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 10 Ali Saïdi-Sief Algeria 1 13:29.34 Q
2 11 Serhiy Lebid Ukraine 17 13:29.69 Q
3 12 Dagne Alemu Ethiopia 11 13:29.98 Q
4 13 David Chelule Kenya 8 13:29.98 Q
5 14 Toshinari Takaoka Japan 6 13:29.99 Q
6 15 Mohamed Suleiman Qatar 12 13:30:12 Q
7 16 Mark Carroll Ireland 9 13:30.60
8 17 Craig Mottram Australia 2 13:31.06
9 18 Yousef El Nasri Spain 5 13:34.49
10 19 Mohamed Said El-Wardi Morocco 13 13:35.18
11 20 Bradley Hauser United States 18 13:39.41
12 21 Pablo Olmedo Mexico 14 13:40.34
13 22 Mustapha Essaid France 7 13:40.82
14 24 Sam Mfula Mwape Zambia 19 13:41.72
15 27 Venuste Niyongabo Burundi 10 13:49.57
16 32 Bolota Asmeron Eritrea 16 14:15.26
17 34 Gyan Bahadur Bohara Nepal 20 14:34.15 NR
18 35 Houna Murad Murad Shihab Iraq 3 14:49.40
19 36 Maung Nge Maung Myanmar 15 15:12.93
20 Mohammed Mourhit Belgium 4 DNS

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Brahim Lahlafi Morocco 1 7 1 13:22.70 Q
2 Million Wolde Ethiopia 1 4 2 13:22.75 Q
3 Fita Bayissa Ethiopia 1 16 3 13:22.92 Q
4 Reda Benzine Algeria 1 11 4 13:23.10 Q SB
5 Julius Gitahi Kenya 1 3 5 13:23.12 Q SB
6 Richard Limo Kenya 1 15 6 13:23:17 Q
7 Adam Goucher United States 1 6 7 13:24.34 q
8 Mizan Mehari Australia 1 13 8 13:24.56 q SB
9 Jirka Arndt Germany 1 2 9 13:26.18 q
10 Ali Saïdi-Sief Algeria 2 1 1 13:29.34 Q
11 Serhiy Lebid Ukraine 2 17 2 13:29.69 Q
12 Dagne Alemu Ethiopia 2 11 3 13:29.98 Q
13 David Chelule Kenya 2 8 4 13:29.98 Q
14 Toshinari Takaoka Japan 2 6 5 13:29.99 Q
15 Mohamed Suleiman Qatar 2 12 6 13:30.12 Q
16 Mark Carroll Ireland 2 9 7 13:30.60
17 Craig Mottram Australia 2 2 8 13:31.06
18 Yousef El Nasri Spain 2 5 9 13:34.49
19 Mohamed Said El-Wardi Morocco 2 13 10 13:35.18
20 Bradley Hauser United States 2 18 11 13:39.41
21 Pablo Olmedo Mexico 2 14 12 13:40.34
22 Mustapha Essaid France 2 7 13 13:40.82
23 Katsuhiko Hanada Japan 1 12 10 13:41.31 SB
24 Sam Mfula Mwape Zambia 2 19 14 13:41.72
25 Marius Bakken Norway 1 9 11 13:44.80
26 Nicholas Rogers United States 1 18 12 13:46.18
27 Venuste Niyongabo Burundi 2 10 15 13:49.57
28 Michael Power Australia 1 8 13 13:51.00
29 Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama Qatar 1 14 14 14:00.30
30 Kristen Bowditch Great Britain 1 1 15 14:08.92
31 Alberto García Spain 1 18 16 14:11.65
32 Bolota Asmeron Eritrea 2 16 16 14:15.26
33 Helder Ornelas Portugal 1 10 17 14:29.01
34 Gyan Bahadur Bohara Nepal 2 20 17 14:34.15 NR
35 Houna Murad Murad Shihab Iraq 2 3 18 14:49.40
36 Maung Nge Maung Myanmar 2 15 19 15:12.93
David Galván Mexico 1 5 18 DNS
Mohammed Mourhit Belgium 2 4 20 DNS

Final[edit]

Date: Saturday 30 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Record
1 Million Wolde Ethiopia 15 13:35.49
2 Ali Saïdi-Sief Algeria 11 13:36.20
3 Brahim Lahlafi Morocco 4 13:36.47
4 Fita Bayissa Ethiopia 9 13:37.03
5 David Chelule Kenya 14 13:37.13
6 Dagne Alemu Ethiopia 13 13:37.17
7 Serhiy Lebid Ukraine 10 13:37.80
8 Jirka Arndt Germany 6 13:38.57
9 Julius Gitahi Kenya 12 13:39.11
10 Richard Limo Kenya 8 13:39.43
11 Reda Benzine Algeria 1 13:40.95
12 Mizan Mehari Australia 2 13:42.03
13 Adam Goucher United States 5 13:43.20
14 Mohamed Suleiman Qatar 7 13:45.10
15 Toshinari Takaoka Japan 3 13:46.90

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