Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Women's 5000 metres
|Women's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
|Venue||Beijing National Stadium|
|Dates||19 August 2008 (heats)
22 August 2008 (final)
|Competitors||32 from 20 nations|
|Athletics at the
2008 Summer Olympics
|100 m hurdles||women|
|110 m hurdles||men|
|400 m hurdles||men||women|
|4 × 100 m relay||men||women|
|4 × 400 m relay||men||women|
|20 km walk||men||women|
|50 km walk||men|
The qualifying standards were 15:09.00 (A standard) and 15:24.00 (B standard).
Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:
|World record||Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)||14:11.15||Oslo, Norway||6 June 2008|
|Olympic record||Gabriela Szabó (ROU)||14:40.79||Sydney, Australia||25 September 2000|
No new world or Olympic records were set for this event.
Qualification: First 6 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the final.
|9||Kara Goucher||United States||15:49.39|
|10||Shalane Flanagan||United States||15:50.80|
|11||Priscah Jepleting Cherono||Kenya||15:51.78|
|14||Jennifer Rhines||United States||16:34.63|
- "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
- "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.