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5000 metres
Osaka07 D6A M5000M Heat2-2.jpg
Runners in the 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  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 14:26.17 (2016)

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]

3 miles[edit]

5000 metres is the slightly longer metric derivative of the 3 mile run, an event common in countries when they were using the imperial measurement system. 3 miles was used in the Commonwealth Games until 1966 and was a championship in the United States in non-Olympic years from 1953 to 1973. It is 12 laps around a quarter mile (440 yard) 1320 ft 0 in (402.33 m) track.

All-time top 25[edit]

Men[edit]

  • Correct as of September 2018.[3]
Pos Time Athlete Date Venue Ref
1 12:37.35  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 31 May 2004 Hengelo
2 12:39.36  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 13 June 1998 Helsinki
3 12:39.74  Daniel Komen (KEN) 22 August 1997 Brussels
4 12:43.02  Selemon Barega (ETH) 31 August 2018 Brussels [4]
5 12:45.82  Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH) 31 August 2018 Brussels [5]
6 12:46.53  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 2 July 2004 Rome
7 12:46.79  Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) 31 August 2018 Brussels [6]
8 12:46.81  Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
9 12:47.04  Sileshi Sihine (ETH) 2 July 2004 Rome
10 12:48.64  Isaiah Kiplangat Koech (KEN) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
11 12:48.66  Isaac Songok (KEN) 18 August 2006 Zürich
12 12:48.77  Yenew Alamirew (ETH) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
13 12:48.81  Stephen Cherono (KEN) 12 June 2003 Ostrava
14 12:49.04  Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (KEN) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
15 12:49.28  Brahim Lahlafi (MAR) 25 August 2000 Brussels
16 12:49.50  John Kipkoech (KEN) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
17 12:49.71  Mohammed Mourhit (BEL) 25 August 2000 Brussels
18 12:49.87  Paul Tergat (KEN) 13 August 1997 Zürich
19 12:50.24  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 12 June 2003 Ostrava
20 12:50.25  Abderrahim Goumri (MAR) 26 August 2005 Brussels
21 12:50.55  Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN) 1 June 2008 Berlin
22 12:50.72  Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (UGA) 14 September 2007 Brussels
23 12:50.80  Salah Hissou (MAR) 5 June 1996 Rome
24 12:50.86  Ali Saïdi-Sief (ALG) 30 June 2000 Rome
25 12:51.00  Joseph Ebuya (KEN) 14 September 2007 Brussels

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 12:49.60:

Women[edit]

  • Correct as of July 2018.[8]
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 [9]
3 14:12.88  Meseret Defar (ETH) 22 July 2008 Stockholm
4 14:15.41  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) 4 July 2015 Saint-Denis [10]
5 14:18.37  Hellen Obiri (KEN) 8 June 2017 Rome [11]
6 14:20.87  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 29 July 2011 Stockholm
7 14:22.34  Sifan Hassan (NED) 13 July 2018 Rabat [12]
8 14:23.14  Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 13 July 2018 Rabat [13]
9 14:23.33  Senbere Teferi (ETH) 13 July 2018 Rabat [14]
10 14:23.75  Liliya Shobukhova (RUS) 19 July 2008 Kazan
11 14:24.24  Agnes Jebet Tirop (KEN) 13 July 2018 Rabat [15]
12 14:24.68  Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR) 11 June 2004 Bergen
13 14:27.55  Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui (KEN) 1 September 2017 Brussels [16]
14 14:28.09  Jiang Bo (CHN) 23 October 1997 Shanghai
15 14:28.39  Sentayehu Ejigu (ETH) 16 July 2010 Paris
16 14:29.11  Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 20 June 2004 Bydgoszcz
17 14:29.32  Olga Yegorova (RUS) 31 August 2001 Berlin
 Berhane Adere (ETH) 27 June 2003 Oslo
19 14:29.82  Dong Yanmei (CHN) 23 October 1997 Shanghai
20 14:30.42  Sally Kipyego (KEN) 8 September 2011 Zürich
21 14:30.88  Gete Wami (ETH) 5 August 2000 Heusden-Zolder
22 14:31.14  Linet Chepkwemoi Masai (KEN) 23 May 2010 Shanghai
23 14:31.20  Gelete Burka (ETH) 27 June 2007 Ostrava
24 14:31.48  Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 1 September 1998 Berlin
25 14:31.91  Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 23 May 2010 Shanghai
 Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN) 23 May 2010 Shanghai

Notes[edit]

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 14:31.91:

  • Almaz Ayana also ran 14:14.32 (2015), 14:18.89 (2016), 14:25.84 (2013), 14:29.19 (2014).
  • Tirunesh Dibaba also ran 14:23.68 (2013), 14:30.40 (2006), 14:30.88 (2004).
  • Genzebe Dibaba also ran 14:19.76 (2015), 14:25.22 (2017), 14:26.89 (2018).
  • Vivian Cheruiyot also ran 14:26.17 (2016).
  • Hellen Obiri also ran 14:21.75 (2018), 14:22.37 (2017), 14:25.78 (2016), 14:25.88 (2017), 14:29.77 (2016).
  • Senbere Teferi also ran 14:29.82 (2016), 14:31.76 (2017).
  • Letesenbet Gidey also ran 14:30.29 (2018).

Olympic medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
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Hannes Kolehmainen
 Finland
Jean Bouin
 France
George Hutson
 Great Britain
1920 Antwerp
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Joseph Guillemot
 France
Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Eric Backman
 Sweden
1924 Paris
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Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Ville Ritola
 Finland
Edvin Wide
 Sweden
1928 Amsterdam
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Ville Ritola
 Finland
Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Edvin Wide
 Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
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Lauri Lehtinen
 Finland
Ralph Hill
 United States
Lauri Virtanen
 Finland
1936 Berlin
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Gunnar Höckert
 Finland
Lauri Lehtinen
 Finland
Henry Jonsson
 Sweden
1948 London
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Gaston Reiff
 Belgium
Emil Zátopek
 Czechoslovakia
Wim Slijkhuis
 Netherlands
1952 Helsinki
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Emil Zátopek
 Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
 France
Herbert Schade
 Germany
1956 Melbourne
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Vladimir Kuts
 Soviet Union
Gordon Pirie
 Great Britain
Derek Ibbotson
 Great Britain
1960 Rome
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Murray Halberg
 New Zealand
Hans Grodotzki
 United Team of Germany
Kazimierz Zimny
 Poland
1964 Tokyo
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Bob Schul
 United States
Harald Norpoth
 United Team of Germany
Bill Dellinger
 United States
1968 Mexico City
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Mohammed Gammoudi
 Tunisia
Kipchoge Keino
 Kenya
Naftali Temu
 Kenya
1972 Munich
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Lasse Virén
 Finland
Mohammed Gammoudi
 Tunisia
Ian Stewart
 Great Britain
1976 Montreal
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Lasse Virén
 Finland
Dick Quax
 New Zealand
Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand
 West Germany
1980 Moscow
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Miruts Yifter
 Ethiopia
Suleiman Nyambui
 Tanzania
Kaarlo Maaninka
 Finland
1984 Los Angeles
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Saïd Aouita
 Morocco
Markus Ryffel
 Switzerland
António Leitão
 Portugal
1988 Seoul
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John Ngugi
 Kenya
Dieter Baumann
 West Germany
Hansjörg Kunze
 East Germany
1992 Barcelona
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Dieter Baumann
 Germany
Paul Bitok
 Kenya
Fita Bayisa
 Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
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Vénuste Niyongabo
 Burundi
Paul Bitok
 Kenya
Khalid Boulami
 Morocco
2000 Sydney
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Million Wolde
 Ethiopia
Ali Saïdi-Sief
 Algeria
Brahim Lahlafi
 Morocco
2004 Athens
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
 Morocco
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
 Kenya
2008 Beijing
details
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
 Kenya
Edwin Soi
 Kenya
2012 London
details
Mo Farah
 Great Britain
Dejen Gebremeskel
 Ethiopia
Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa
 Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Mo Farah
 Great Britain
Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo
 United States
Hagos Gebrhiwet
 Ethiopia

Women[edit]

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
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Wang Junxia
 China
Pauline Konga
 Kenya
Roberta Brunet
 Italy
2000 Sydney
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Gabriela Szabo
 Romania
Sonia O'Sullivan
 Ireland
Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
2004 Athens
details
Meseret Defar
 Ethiopia
Isabella Ochichi
 Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
2008 Beijing
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
Elvan Abeylegesse
 Turkey
Meseret Defar
 Ethiopia
2012 London
details
Meseret Defar
 Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
 Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Vivian Cheruiyot
 Kenya
Hellen Obiri
 Kenya
Almaz Ayana
 Ethiopia

World Championships medalists[edit]

Men[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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 Eamonn Coghlan (IRL)  Werner Schildhauer (GDR)  Martti Vainio (FIN)
1987 Rome
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 Saïd Aouita (MAR)  Domingos Castro (POR)  Jack Buckner (GBR)
1991 Tokyo
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 Yobes Ondieki (KEN)  Fita Bayisa (ETH)  Brahim Boutayeb (MAR)
1993 Stuttgart
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 Ismael Kirui (KEN)  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)  Fita Bayisa (ETH)
1995 Gothenburg
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 Ismael Kirui (KEN)  Khalid Boulami (MAR)  Shem Kororia (KEN)
1997 Athens
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 Daniel Komen (KEN)  Khalid Boulami (MAR)  Tom Nyariki (KEN)
1999 Seville
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 Salah Hissou (MAR)  Benjamin Limo (KEN)  Mohammed Mourhit (BEL)
2001 Edmonton
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 Richard Limo (KEN)  Million Wolde (ETH)  John Kibowen (KEN)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)  Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
2005 Helsinki
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 Benjamin Limo (KEN)  Sileshi Sihine (ETH)  Craig Mottram (AUS)
2007 Osaka
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 Bernard Lagat (USA)  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)  Moses Kipsiro (UGA)
2009 Berlin
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 Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Bernard Lagat (USA)  James Kwalia C'Kurui (QAT)
2011 Daegu
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 Mo Farah (GBR)  Bernard Lagat (USA)  Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH)
2013 Moscow
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 Mo Farah (GBR)  Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)  Isiah Koech (KEN)
2015 Beijing
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 Mo Farah (GBR)  Caleb Ndiku (KEN)  Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)
2017 London
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 Muktar Edris (ETH)  Mo Farah (GBR)  Paul Chelimo (USA)

Women[edit]

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1995 Gothenburg
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 Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)  Zahra Ouaziz (MAR)
1997 Athens
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 Gabriela Szabo (ROU)  Roberta Brunet (ITA)  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)
1999 Seville
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 Gabriela Szabo (ROU)  Zahra Ouaziz (MAR)  Ayelech Worku (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
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 Olga Yegorova (RUS)  Marta Dominguez (ESP)  Ayelech Worku (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
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 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Marta Dominguez (ESP)  Edith Masai (KEN)
2005 Helsinki
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 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Meseret Defar (ETH)  Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)
2007 Osaka
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 Meseret Defar (ETH)  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Priscah Jepleting Cherono (KEN)
2009 Berlin
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 Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN)  Meseret Defar (ETH)
2011 Daegu
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 Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN)  Meseret Defar (ETH)
2013 Moscow
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 Meseret Defar (ETH)  Mercy Cherono (KEN)  Almaz Ayana (ETH)
2015 Beijing
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 Almaz Ayana (ETH)  Senbere Teferi (ETH)  Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)
2017 London
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 Hellen Obiri (KEN)  Almaz Ayana (ETH)  Sifan Hassan (NED)

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. ^ "All-time men's best 5000 metres". alltime-athletics.com. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  4. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  5. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  6. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018.
  7. ^ a b c d e "5000 Metres Results". IAAF. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  8. ^ "All-time women's best 5000 metres". alltime-athletics.com. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  9. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016.
  10. ^ "IAAF Diamond League Paris 2015 - 5000m W Results". IAAF. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
  11. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  12. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  13. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  14. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  15. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018.
  16. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017.

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