5000 metres at Osaka 2007.
|World||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 (2004)|
|Olympic||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:57.82 (2008)|
|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. The 5000 m track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 5K run, by referring to the distance in metres, rather than kilometres.
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 is a standard international championship racing distance and has been held at the World Championships in Athletics since its first edition in 1983.
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.
Much of the distance's popularity is due to the challenge it offers to both novices and accomplished professionals. It is a distance race that demands a great deal of aerobic endurance. Whilst speed is necessary, tactics also play a key role, and the combination makes it attractive to many. The current men's world record is 12 minutes 37.35 seconds, held by Kenenisa Bekele.
All-time top 25
(Updated to December 2013)
|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|||
|6.||12:47.04||Sileshi Sihine (ETH)||Rome||2 July 2004|
|7.||12:47.53||Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)||Paris||6 July 2012|||
|8.||12:48.64||Isaiah Kiplangat Koech (KEN)||Paris||6 July 2012|||
|9.||12:48.66||Isaac Songok (KEN)||Zürich||18 August 2006|
|10.||12:48.77||Yenew Alamirew (ETH)||Paris||6 July 2012|||
|11.||12:48.81||Stephen Cherono (KEN)||Ostrava||12 June 2003|
|12.||12:49.04||Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (KEN)||Paris||6 July 2012|||
|13.||12:49.28||Brahim Lahlafi (MAR)||Brussels||25 August 2000|
|14.||12:49.50||John Kipkoech (KEN)||Paris||6 July 2012|||
|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|
(Updated as of July 2015)
|1.||14:11.15||Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)||Oslo||6 June 2008|
|2.||14:12.88||Meseret Defar (ETH)||Stockholm||22 July 2008|
|3.||14:14.32||Almaz Ayana (ETH)||Shanghai||17 May 2015|||
|4.||14:15.41||Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)||Saint-Denis||4 July 2015|||
|5.||14:20.87||Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)||Stockholm||29 July 2011|
|6.||14:23.75||Liliya Shobukhova (RUS)||Kazan||19 July 2008|
|7.||14:24.68||Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR)||Bergen||11 June 2004|
|8.||14:28.09||Jiang Bo (CHN)||Shanghai||23 October 1997|
|9.||14:28.39||Sentayehu Ejigu (ETH)||Paris||16 July 2010|
|10.||14:29.11||Paula Radcliffe (GBR)||Bydgoszcz||20 June 2004|
|11.||14:29.32||Olga Yegorova (RUS)||Berlin||31 August 2001|
|Berhane Adere (ETH)||Oslo||27 June 2003|
|13.||14:29.82||Dong Yanmei (CHN)||Shanghai||23 October 1997|
|14.||14:30.42||Sally Kipyego (KEN)||Zürich||8 September 2011|
|15.||14:30.88||Gete Wami (ETH)||Heusden-Zolder||5 August 2000|
|16.||14:31.14||Linet Chepkwemoi Masai (KEN)||Shanghai||23 May 2010|
|17.||14:31.20||Gelete Burka (ETH)||Ostrava||27 June 2007|
|18.||14:31.48||Gabriela Szabo (ROM)||Berlin||1 September 1998|
|19.||14:31.91||Meselech Melkamu (ETH)||Shanghai||23 May 2010|
|Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN)||Shanghai||23 May 2010|
|21.||14:31.95||Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon (KEN)||Eugene||30 May 2015|||
|22.||14:32.08||Zahra Ouaziz (MAR)||Berlin||1 September 1998|
|23.||14:32.33||Liu Shixiang (CHN)||Shanghai||21 October 1997|
|24.||14:32.74||Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)||Bergen||11 June 2004|
|25.||14:33.04||Werknesh Kidane (ETH)||Oslo||27 June 2003|
||Wang Junxia (CHN)||Pauline Konga (KEN)||Roberta Brunet (ITA)|
||Gabriela Szabo (ROU)||Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)||Gete Wami (ETH)|
||Meseret Defar (ETH)||Isabella Ochichi (KEN)||Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)|
||Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)||Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR)||Meseret Defar (ETH)|
||Meseret Defar (ETH)||Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)||Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)|
World Championships medalists
|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)|
- "i" indicates indoor performance.
- "– 5000 Metre Records – Outdoor". Iaaf.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- "– 5000 Metre Records – Indoor". Iaaf.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25.
- "5000 Metres Results". IAAF. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
- "5000m Results". IAAF. 17 May 2015. Retrieved 17 May 2015.
- "IAAF Diamond League Paris 2015 - 5000m W Results". IAAF. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015.
- "Prefontaine Classic 2015 Complete Results" (PDF). eugene.diamondleague.com. May 30, 2015. Retrieved May 31, 2015.
- ARRS: Yearly Rankings – 5000 metres Outdoor Track
- All-time Masters men's 5000 m list
- All-time Masters women's 5000 m list