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

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Women's 10,000 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
2013 World Championships in Athletics (August, 12) - Women's 10,000 metres.JPG
Venue Luzhniki Stadium
Dates 11 August (final)
Competitors 19 from 13 nations
Winning time 30:43.35
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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4 × 100 m relay men women
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The women's 10,000 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 11 August.

At the beginning it was Shalane Flanagan who took out the pace, with the African contenders content to let her. Following was Hitomi Niiya, who after a brief rainshower took over the lead as Flanagan faded after the first 8 laps. Niiya held the lead until the final 600 meters as the pack dwindled. That was when Tirunesh Dibaba began to race seriously. Followed by her teammate, Belaynesh Oljira, the two Ethiopians picked up the pace with Kenyans Gladys Cherono and Emily Chebet giving chase, Niiya couldn't handle the acceleration and disappeared from contention. Even Oljira couldn't keep up with Dibaba's smooth pace to gold, she was passed by Cherono who gave a game effort and picked up the silver.


Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[1]

World record  Junxia Wang (CHN) 29:31.78 China Beijing, China 8 September 1993
Championship record  Berhane Adere (ETH) 30:04.18 France Paris, France 23 August 2003
World Leading  Meseret Defar (ETH) 30:08.06 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden 27 June 2013
African record  Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 29:53.80 Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands 14 June 2009
Asian record  Junxia Wang (CHN) 29:31.78 China Beijing, People's Republic of China 8 September 1993
North, Central American and Caribbean record  Shalane Flanagan (USA) 30:22.22 China Beijing, People's Republic of China 15 August 2008
South American record  Simone da Silva (BRA) 31:16.56 Brazil São Paulo, Brazil 3 August 2011
European record  Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR) 29:56.34 China Beijing, People's Republic of China 15 August 2008
Oceanian record  Kimberley Smith (NZL) 30:35.54 United States Palo Alto, CA, United States 4 May 2008

Qualification standards[edit]

A time[2] B time
31:45:00 32:05:00


Date Time Round
11 August 2013 21:05 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)


KEY: NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best


The final was started at 21:05.[3]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st, gold medalist(s) Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia (ETH) 30:43.35
2nd, silver medalist(s) Gladys Cherono  Kenya (KEN) 30:45.17
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Belaynesh Oljira  Ethiopia (ETH) 30:46.98
4 Emily Chebet  Kenya (KEN) 30:47.02 PB
5 Hitomi Niiya  Japan (JPN) 30:56.70 PB
6 Shitaye Eshete  Bahrain (BHR) 31:13.79 SB
7 Selly Chepyego Kaptich  Kenya (KEN) 31:22.11 PB
8 Shalane Flanagan  United States (USA) 31:34.83
9 Ababel Yeshaneh  Ethiopia (ETH) 32:02.09
10 Christelle Daunay  France (FRA) 32:04.44 SB
11 Marisol Romero  Mexico (MEX) 32:16.36
12 Jordan Hasay  United States (USA) 32:17.93
13 Ana Dulce Félix  Portugal (POR) 32:36.73
14 Amy Hastings  United States (USA) 32:51.19
15 Karolina Jarzyńska  Poland (POL) 32:54.15
16 Juliet Chekwel  Uganda (UGA) 32:57.02 NR
17 Gulshat Fazlitdinova  Russia (RUS) 33:31.49
18 Sabrina Mockenhaupt  Germany (GER) DNF
18 Lara Tamsett  Australia (AUS) DNF


  1. ^ "Records & Lists – 10,000 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013. 
  2. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, retrieved 8 August 2013 
  3. ^ Final Results

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