Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
Venue Beijing National Stadium
Dates August 20 (heats)
August 23 (final)
Competitors 43 from 25 nations
Medalists
Gold medal    Ethiopia
Silver medal    Kenya
Bronze medal    Kenya
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The Men's 5000 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 20 and 23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

The qualifying standards were 13:21.50 (A standard) and 13:28.00 (B standard).[2]

Records[edit]

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record Ethiopia Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 Hengelo, Netherlands 31 May 2004
Olympic record  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 13:05.59 Los Angeles, USA 11 August 1984

The following new Olympic record was set during this competition:

Date Event Name Nationality Time OR WR
23 August Final Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia 12:57.82 OR

Results[edit]

Heat 1[edit]

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

To sort this table by heat, athlete, or any other column, click on the Sort both.gif icon next to the column title.

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes[3]
1 Matthew Tegenkamp United States 13:37.36 Q
2 Eliud Kipchoge Kenya 13:37.50 Q
3 Tariku Bekele Ethiopia 13:37.63 Q
4 Kidane Tadasse Eritrea 13:37.72 Q
5 Alemayehu Bezabeh Spain 13:37.88 q
6 Alistair Ian Cragg Ireland 13:38.57 q
7 Juan Luis Barrios Mexico 13:42.39 q
8 Anis Selmouni Morocco 13:43.70
9 Aadam Ismaeel Khamis Bahrain 13:44.76
10 Collis Birmingham Australia 13:44.90
11 Geofrey Kusuro Uganda 13:50.50
12 Sultan Khamis Zaman Qatar 13:53.38
13 Takayuki Matsumiya Japan 14:20.24
14 Soe Min Thu Myanmar 15:50.56

Heat 2[edit]

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi Kenya 13:46.41 Q
2 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro Uganda 13:46.58 Q
3 Abreham Cherkos Ethiopia 13:47.60 Q
4 Jesús España Spain 13:48.88 Q
5 Ali Abdalla Eritrea 13:49.68
6 Mo Farah Great Britain 13:50.95
7 Adrian Blincoe New Zealand 13:55.27
8 Mourad Marofit Morocco 14:00.76
9 Ian Dobson United States 14:05.47
10 Tonny Wamulwa Zambia 14:06.96
11 Kevin Sullivan Canada 14:09.16
12 Ali Saïdi-Sief Algeria 14:15.00
13 Nader Almassri Palestine 14:41.10
Rashid Ramzi Bahrain DNS

Heat 3[edit]

2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 3
Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Bernard Lagat United States 13:39.70 Q
2 James Kwalia C'Kurui Qatar 13:39.96 Q
3 Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia 13:40.13 Q
4 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa Kenya 13:41.30 Q
5 Craig Mottram Australia 13:44.39
6 Moukheld Al-Outaibi Saudi Arabia 13:47.00
7 Kensuke Takezawa Japan 13:49.42 SB
8 Monder Rizki Belgium 13:54.41
9 Alberto García Spain 13:58.20
10 Philippe Bandi Switzerland 13:59.68
11 Abdelaziz Ennaji El Idrissi Morocco 14:05.30
12 Abdinasir Said Ibrahim Somalia 14:21.58
Selim Bayrak Turkey DNS
Hasan Mahboob Bahrain DNS
David Galván Mexico DNS

Final[edit]

23 August 2008 - 20:10

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes[4]
1 Kenenisa Bekele Ethiopia 12:57.82 OR
2 Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya 13:02.80
3 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi  Kenya 13:06.22 SB
4 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro  Uganda 13:10.56
5 Abreham Cherkos Ethiopia 13:16.46
6 Tariku Bekele Ethiopia 13:19.06
7 Juan Luis Barrios  Mexico 13:19.79 SB
8 James Kwalia C'Kurui  Qatar 13:23.48
9 Bernard Lagat  United States 13:26.89
10 Kidane Tadasse  Eritrea 13:28.40
11 Alemayehu Bezabeh  Spain 13:30.48
12 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa  Kenya 13:31.34
13 Matthew Tegenkamp  United States 13:33.13
14 Jesús España  Spain 13:55.94
Alistair Cragg  Ireland DNF

Splits[edit]

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Tariku Bekele  Ethiopia 2:45.49
2000m Tariku Bekele  Ethiopia 5:22.29
3000m Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 8:00.85
4000m Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 10:32.52

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04. 
  3. ^ "5000 Metres - M Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-30. 
  4. ^ http://wikirun.com/5000M_men#Finals Retrieved 2008-08-23.