2013 World Championships in Athletics – Men's 10,000 metres

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Men's 10,000 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
Venue Luzhniki Stadium
Dates 10 August (final)
Competitors 35 from 19 nations
Winning time 27:21.71
gold medal 
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The men's 10,000 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics were held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 10 August.[1]

With the temperature at the start of the race over 27º the competitors were taking heat precautions. Olympic Champion Mo Farah dropped to last place in the early stages, later there occasions when he would go to the front of the pack, though he made no effort to quicken the pace from the lead. With the lead pack down to about 10, with a kilometer to go, American Dathan Ritzenhein charged around the pack and into the lead. That woke up the rest of the contenders, quickly swallowing up Ritzenhein's effort. After some jockeying by a host of contenders, Farah seized the lead just before the last lap. Down the backstretch, the remaining contenders, Ibrahim Jeilan, Paul Tanui and Galen Rupp sprinted to keep up with Farah and rounding the final turn, defending champion Jeilan seemed to be moving into position to repeat his sprint past Farah to the finish. But unlike 2011, Farah had an extra gear to hold off Jeilan, crossing the line holding his hands high, before doing his post race "Mobot" dance.[2] The 27:21.71 sets a new Russian all comers record.[3]


Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

World record  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:17.53 Brussels, Belgium 26 August 2005
Championship record  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:46.31 Berlin, Germany 17 August 2009
World Leading  Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 26:51.02 Sollentuna, Sweden 27 June 2013
African Record  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:17.53 Brussels, Belgium 26 August 2005
Asian Record  Ahmad Hassan Abdullah (QAT) 26:38.76 Brussels, Belgium 5 September 2003
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Galen Rupp (USA) 26:48.00 Brussels, Belgium 16 September 2011
South American Record  Marilson dos Santos (BRA) 27:28.12 Neerpelt, Belgium 2 June 2007
European Record  Mo Farah (GBR) 26:46.57 Eugene, OR, United States 3 June 2011
Oceanian record  Ben St. Lawrence (AUS) 27:24.95 Palo Alto, CA, United States 1 May 2011

Qualification standards[edit]

A time[5] B time
27:40.00 28:05.00


Date Time Round
10 August 2013 18:55 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)


KEY: NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best


The race was started at 18:55.[6]

10000 m men finish
Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Mo Farah  Great Britain 27:21.71 SB
2nd, silver medalist(s) Ibrahim Jeilan  Ethiopia 27:22.23 SB
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Paul Kipngetich Tanui  Kenya 27:22.61
4 Galen Rupp  United States 27:24.39 SB
5 Abera Kuma  Ethiopia 27:25.27
6 Bedan Karoki  Kenya 27:27.17
7 Kenneth Kipkemoi  Kenya 27:28.50 SB
8 Nguse Amlosom  Eritrea 27:29.21 SB
9 Mohammed Ahmed  Canada 27:35.76 SB
10 Dathan Ritzenhein  United States 27:37.90 SB
11 Thomas Ayeko  Uganda 27:40.96 PB
12 Imane Merga  Ethiopia 27:42.02
13 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro  Uganda 27:44.53 SB
14 Cameron Levins  Canada 27:47.89 SB
15 Tsuyoshi Ugachi  Japan 27:50.79 SB
16 Dejen Gebremeskel  Ethiopia 27:51.88
17 Goitom Kifle  Eritrea 27:56.38
18 Chris Derrick  United States 28:04.54 SB
19 Daniele Meucci  Italy 28:06.74 SB
20 Stephen Mokoka  South Africa 28:11.61
21 Suguru Osako  Japan 28:19.50
22 Timothy Toroitich  Uganda 28:33.61
23 Bashir Abdi  Belgium 28:41.69
24 Collis Birmingham  Australia 28:44.82 SB
25 Yevgeny Rybakov  Russia 28:47.49
26 Jake Robertson  New Zealand DNF
26 Polat Kemboi Arıkan  Turkey DNF
26 Juan Luis Barrios  Mexico DNF
26 Alemu Bekele  Bahrain DNF
26 Teklemariam Medhin  Eritrea DNF
26 Yuki Sato  Japan DNF
26 Robert Kajuga  Rwanda DNF
27 Ben St Lawrence  Australia DNS
27 Ali Hasan Mahbood  Bahrain DNS
27 Mukhlid Al-Otaibi  Saudi Arabia DNS


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