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5000 metres
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5000 metres at Osaka 2007.
Men's records
World  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 (2004)
Olympic  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:57.82 (2008)
Women's records
World  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:11.15 (2008)
Olympic  Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 14:40.79 (2000)

The 5000 metres or 5000-meter run (approximately 3.1 mi or 16,404 ft) is a common long-distance running event in track and field. It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics, run over 12.5 laps of a standard track. The same distance in road running is called a 5K run. The 5000 m has been present on the Olympic programme since 1912 for men and since 1996 for women. Prior to 1996, women had competed in an Olympic 3000 metres race since 1984. The 5000 m has been held at each of the World Championships in Athletics in men's competition and since 1995 in women's.

The event is almost the same length as the dolichos race held at the Ancient Olympic Games, introduced in 720 BCE. While mainly run as an outdoor event, the 5000 m is sometimes run on an indoor track. The IAAF keeps official records for both outdoor and indoor 5000 m track events.[1][2]


All-time top 25[edit]

Men[edit]

Pos Time Athlete Venue Date Ref
1. 12:37.35  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) Hengelo 31 May 2004
2. 12:39.36  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) Helsinki 13 June 1998
3. 12:39.74  Daniel Komen (KEN) Brussels 22 August 1997
4. 12:46.53  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) Rome 2 July 2004
5. 12:46.81  Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) Paris 6 July 2012 [3]
6. 12:47.04  Sileshi Sihine (ETH) Rome 2 July 2004
7. 12:47.53  Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH) Paris 6 July 2012 [3]
8. 12:48.64  Isaiah Kiplangat Koech (KEN) Paris 6 July 2012 [3]
9. 12:48.66  Isaac Songok (KEN) Zürich 18 August 2006
10. 12:48.77  Yenew Alamirew (ETH) Paris 6 July 2012 [3]
11. 12:48.81  Stephen Cherono (KEN) Ostrava 12 June 2003
12. 12:49.04  Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (KEN) Paris 6 July 2012 [3]
13. 12:49.28  Brahim Lahlafi (MAR) Brussels 25 August 2000
14. 12:49.50  John Kipkoech (KEN) Paris 6 July 2012 [3]
15. 12:49.71  Mohammed Mourhit (BEL) Brussels 25 August 2000
16. 12:49.87  Paul Tergat (KEN) Zürich 13 August 1997
17. 12:50.24  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) Ostrava 12 June 2003
18. 12:50.25  Abderrahim Goumri (MAR) Brussels 26 August 2005
19. 12:50.55  Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN) Berlin 1 June 2008
20. 12:50.72  Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (UGA) Brussels 14 September 2007
21. 12:50.80  Salah Hissou (MAR) Rome 5 June 1996
22. 12:50.86  Ali Saïdi-Sief (ALG) Rome 30 June 2000
23. 12:51.00  Joseph Ebuya (KEN) Brussels 14 September 2007
24. 12:51.34  Edwin Soi (KEN) Monaco 19 July 2013
25. 12:51.45  Vincent Kiprop Chepkok (KEN) Doha 14 May 2010

Women[edit]

Pos Time Athlete Date Venue Ref
1. 14:11.15  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 6 June 2008 Oslo
2. 14:12.59  Almaz Ayana (ETH) 2 June 2016 Rome [4]
3. 14:12.88  Meseret Defar (ETH) 22 July 2008 Stockholm
4. 14:15.41  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) 4 July 2015 Saint-Denis [5]
5. 14:20.87  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 29 July 2011 Stockholm
6. 14:23.75  Liliya Shobukhova (RUS) 19 July 2008 Kazan
7. 14:24.68  Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR) 11 June 2004 Bergen
8. 14:28.09  Jiang Bo (CHN) 23 October 1997 Shanghai
9. 14:28.39  Sentayehu Ejigu (ETH) 16 July 2010 Paris
10. 14:29.11  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 20 June 2004 Bydgoszcz
11. 14:29.32  Olga Yegorova (RUS) 31 August 2001 Berlin
 Berhane Adere (ETH) 27 June 2003 Oslo
13. 14:29.82  Dong Yanmei (CHN) 23 October 1997 Shanghai
14. 14:30.42  Sally Kipyego (KEN) 8 September 2011 Zürich
15. 14:30.88  Gete Wami (ETH) 5 August 2000 Heusden-Zolder
16. 14:31.14  Linet Chepkwemoi Masai (KEN) 23 May 2010 Shanghai
17. 14:31.20  Gelete Burka (ETH) 27 June 2007 Ostrava
18. 14:31.48  Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 1 September 1998 Berlin
19. 14:31.91  Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 23 May 2010 Shanghai
 Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN) 23 May 2010 Shanghai
21. 14:31.95  Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (KEN) 30 May 2015 Eugene [6]
22. 14:32.02  Hellen Obiri (KEN) 28 May 2016 Eugene [7]
23. 14:32.08  Zahra Ouaziz (MAR) 1 September 1998 Berlin
24. 14:32.33  Liu Shixiang (CHN) 21 October 1997 Shanghai
25. 14:32.74  Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH) 11 June 2004 Bergen

Olympic medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
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 Hannes Kolehmainen (FIN)  Jean Bouin (FRA)  George Hutson (GBR)
1920 Antwerp
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 Joseph Guillemot (FRA)  Paavo Nurmi (FIN)  Eric Backman (SWE)
1924 Paris
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 Paavo Nurmi (FIN)  Ville Ritola (FIN)  Edvin Wide (SWE)
1928 Amsterdam
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 Ville Ritola (FIN)  Paavo Nurmi (FIN)  Edvin Wide (SWE)
1932 Los Angeles
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 Lauri Lehtinen (FIN)  Ralph Hill (USA)  Lauri Virtanen (FIN)
1936 Berlin
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 Gunnar Höckert (FIN)  Lauri Lehtinen (FIN)  Henry Jonsson (SWE)
1948 London
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 Gaston Reiff (BEL)  Emil Zátopek (TCH)  Wim Slijkhuis (NED)
1952 Helsinki
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 Emil Zátopek (TCH)  Alain Mimoun (FRA)  Herbert Schade (GER)
1956 Melbourne
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 Vladimir Kuts (URS)  Gordon Pirie (GBR)  Derek Ibbotson (GBR)
1960 Rome
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 Murray Halberg (NZL)  Hans Grodotzki (EUA)  Kazimierz Zimny (POL)
1964 Tokyo
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 Bob Schul (USA)  Harald Norpoth (EUA)  Bill Dellinger (USA)
1968 Mexico City
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 Mohammed Gammoudi (TUN)  Kipchoge Keino (KEN)  Naftali Temu (KEN)
1972 Munich
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 Lasse Virén (FIN)  Mohammed Gammoudi (TUN)  Ian Stewart (GBR)
1976 Montreal
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 Lasse Virén (FIN)  Dick Quax (NZL)  Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand (FRG)
1980 Moscow
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 Miruts Yifter (ETH)  Suleiman Nyambui (TAN)  Kaarlo Maaninka (FIN)
1984 Los Angeles
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 Saïd Aouita (MAR)  Markus Ryffel (SUI)  António Leitão (POR)
1988 Seoul
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 John Ngugi (KEN)  Dieter Baumann (FRG)  Hansjörg Kunze (GDR)
1992 Barcelona
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 Dieter Baumann (GER)  Paul Bitok (KEN)  Fita Bayisa (ETH)
1996 Atlanta
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 Vénuste Niyongabo (BDI)  Paul Bitok (KEN)  Khalid Boulami (MAR)
2000 Sydney
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 Million Wolde (ETH)  Ali Saïdi-Sief (ALG)  Brahim Lahlafi (MAR)
2004 Athens
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 Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)
2008 Beijing
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 Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)  Edwin Soi (KEN)
2012 London
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 Mo Farah (GBR)  Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH)  Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (KEN)

Women[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
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 Wang Junxia (CHN)  Pauline Konga (KEN)  Roberta Brunet (ITA)
2000 Sydney
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 Gabriela Szabo (ROU)  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)  Gete Wami (ETH)
2004 Athens
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 Meseret Defar (ETH)  Isabella Ochichi (KEN)  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)
2008 Beijing
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 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR)  Meseret Defar (ETH)
2012 London
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 Meseret Defar (ETH)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)

World Championships medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championship Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki  Eamonn Coghlan (IRL)  Werner Schildhauer (GDR)  Martti Vainio (FIN)
1987 Rome  Saïd Aouita (MAR)  Domingos Castro (POR)  Jack Buckner (GBR)
1991 Tokyo  Yobes Ondieki (KEN)  Fita Bayisa (ETH)  Brahim Boutayeb (MAR)
1993 Stuttgart  Ismael Kirui (KEN)  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)  Fita Bayisa (ETH)
1995 Gothenburg  Ismael Kirui (KEN)  Khalid Bouhlami (MAR)  Shem Kororia (KEN)
1997 Athens  Daniel Komen (KEN)  Khalid Bouhlami (MAR)  Tom Nyariki (KEN)
1999 Seville  Salah Hissou (MAR)  Benjamin Limo (KEN)  Mohammed Mourhit (BEL)
2001 Edmonton  Richard Limo (KEN)  Million Wolde (ETH)  John Kibowen (KEN)
2003 Paris  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
2005 Helsinki  Benjamin Limo (KEN)  Sileshi Sihine (ETH)  Craig Mottram (AUS)
2007 Osaka  Bernard Lagat (USA)  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)  Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (UGA)
2009 Berlin  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Bernard Lagat (USA)  James Kwalia C'Kurui (QAT)
2011 Daegu  Mo Farah (GBR)  Bernard Lagat (USA)  Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH)
2013 Moscow  Mo Farah (GBR)  Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)  Isiah Koech (KEN)
2015 Beijing  Mo Farah (GBR)  Caleb Ndiku (KEN)  Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)

Women[edit]

Championship Gold Silver Bronze
1995 Gothenburg  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)  Zahra Ouaziz (MAR)
1997 Athens  Gabriela Szabo (ROU)  Roberta Brunet (ITA)  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)
1999 Seville  Gabriela Szabo (ROU)  Zahra Ouaziz (MAR)  Ayelech Worku (ETH)
2001 Edmonton  Olga Yegorova (RUS)  Marta Dominguez (ESP)  Ayelech Worku (ETH)
2003 Paris  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Marta Dominguez (ESP)  Edith Masai (KEN)
2005 Helsinki  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Meseret Defar (ETH)  Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)
2007 Osaka  Meseret Defar (ETH)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Priscah Jepleting Cherono (KEN)
2009 Berlin  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN)  Meseret Defar (ETH)
2011 Daegu  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN)  Meseret Defar (ETH)
2013 Moscow  Meseret Defar (ETH)  Mercy Cherono (KEN)  Almaz Ayana (ETH)
2015 Beijing  Almaz Ayana (ETH)  Senbere Teferi (ETH)  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)

Season's bests[edit]

  • "i" indicates indoor performance.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "– 5000 Metre Records – Outdoor". Iaaf.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  2. ^ "– 5000 Metre Records – Indoor". Iaaf.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f "5000 Metres Results". IAAF. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  4. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  5. ^ "IAAF Diamond League Paris 2015 - 5000m W Results". IAAF. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  6. ^ "Prefontaine Classic 2015 Complete Results" (PDF). eugene.diamondleague.com. May 30, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Prefontaine Classic 2016 Results". tilastopaja.org. 28 May 2016. Retrieved 30 May 2016. 

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