Athletics at the 2000 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

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The Men's 5000 metres at the 2000 Summer Olympics as part of the athletics programme was held at Stadium Australia on Wednesday 27 September, and Saturday 30 September 2000.

The top six runners in each of the initial two heats automatically qualified for the final. The next three fastest runners from across the heats also qualified. There were a total number of 38 participating athletes.

Medalists[edit]

Gold Million Wolde
 Ethiopia
Silver Ali Saïdi-Sief
 Algeria
Bronze Brahim Lahlafi
 Morocco

Records[edit]

World Record 12:39.36 Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia Helsinki, Finland 13 June 1998
Olympic Record 13:05.59 Saïd Aouita Morocco Los Angeles, California, United States 11 August 1984

Results[edit]

All times shown are in seconds.

  • Q denotes qualification by place in heat.
  • q denotes qualification by overall place.
  • DNS denotes did not start.
  • DNF denotes did not finish.
  • DQ denotes disqualification.
  • NR denotes national record.
  • OR denotes Olympic record.
  • WR denotes world record.
  • PB denotes personal best.
  • SB denotes season best.

Qualifying heats[edit]

Heat 1 of 2
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 1 Brahim Lahlafi  Morocco 7 13:22.70 Q
2 2 Million Wolde  Ethiopia 4 13:22.75 Q
3 3 Fita Bayissa  Ethiopia 16 13:22.92 Q
4 4 Reda Benzine  Algeria 11 13:23.10 Q SB
5 5 Julius Gitahi  Kenya 3 13:23.12 Q SB
6 6 Richard Limo  Kenya 15 13:23:17 Q
7 7 Adam Goucher  United States 6 13:24.34 q
8 8 Mizan Mehari  Australia 13 13:24.56 q SB
9 9 Jirka Arndt  Germany 2 13:26.18 q
10 23 Katsuhiko Hanada  Japan 12 13:41.31 SB
11 25 Marius Bakken  Norway 9 13:44.80
12 26 Nicholas Rogers  United States 18 13:46.18
13 28 Michael Power  Australia 8 13:51.00
14 29 Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama  Qatar 14 14:00.30
15 30 Kristen Bowditch  Great Britain 1 14:08.92
16 31 Alberto García  Spain 18 14:11.65
17 33 Helder Ornelas  Portugal 10 14:29.01
18 David Galván  Mexico 5 DNS
Heat 2 of 2
Date: Wednesday 27 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Qual. Record
Heat Overall
1 10 Ali Saïdi-Sief  Algeria 1 13:29.34 Q
2 11 Serhiy Lebid  Ukraine 17 13:29.69 Q
3 12 Dagne Alemu  Ethiopia 11 13:29.93 Q
4 13 David Chelule  Kenya 8 13:29.98 Q
5 14 Toshinari Takaoka  Japan 6 13:29.99 Q
6 15 Mohamed Suleiman  Qatar 12 13:30:12 Q
7 16 Mark Carroll  Ireland 9 13:30.60
8 17 Craig Mottram  Australia 2 13:31.06
9 18 Yousef El Nasri  Spain 5 13:34.49
10 19 Mohamed Said El-Wardi  Morocco 13 13:35.18
11 20 Bradley Hauser  United States 18 13:39.41
12 21 Pablo Olmedo  Mexico 14 13:40.34
13 22 Mustapha Essaid  France 7 13:40.82
14 24 Sam Mfula Mwape  Zambia 19 13:41.72
15 27 Venuste Niyongabo  Burundi 10 13:49.57
16 32 Bolota Asmeron  Eritrea 16 14:15.26
17 34 Gyan Bahadur Bohara  Nepal 20 14:34.15 NR
18 35 Houna Murad Murad Shihab  Iraq 3 14:49.40
19 36 Maung Nge Maung  Myanmar 15 15:12.93
20 Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 4 DNS

Overall Results Semi-Finals

Semi-Finals
Overall Results
Place Athlete Nation Heat Lane Place Time Qual. Record
1 Brahim Lahlafi  Morocco 1 7 1 13:22.70 Q
2 Million Wolde  Ethiopia 1 4 2 13:22.75 Q
3 Fita Bayissa  Ethiopia 1 16 3 13:22.92 Q
4 Reda Benzine  Algeria 1 11 4 13:23.10 Q SB
5 Julius Gitahi  Kenya 1 3 5 13:23.12 Q SB
6 Richard Limo  Kenya 1 15 6 13:23:17 Q
7 Adam Goucher  United States 1 6 7 13:24.34 q
8 Mizan Mehari  Australia 1 13 8 13:24.56 q SB
9 Jirka Arndt  Germany 1 2 9 13:26.18 q
10 Ali Saïdi-Sief  Algeria 2 1 1 13:29.34 Q
11 Serhiy Lebid  Ukraine 2 17 2 13:29.69 Q
12 Dagne Alemu  Ethiopia 2 11 3 13:29.98 Q
13 David Chelule  Kenya 2 8 4 13:29.98 Q
14 Toshinari Takaoka  Japan 2 6 5 13:29.99 Q
15 Mohamed Suleiman  Qatar 2 12 6 13:30.12 Q
16 Mark Carroll  Ireland 2 9 7 13:30.60
17 Craig Mottram  Australia 2 2 8 13:31.06
18 Yousef El Nasri  Spain 2 5 9 13:34.49
19 Mohamed Said El-Wardi  Morocco 2 13 10 13:35.18
20 Bradley Hauser  United States 2 18 11 13:39.41
21 Pablo Olmedo  Mexico 2 14 12 13:40.34
22 Mustapha Essaid  France 2 7 13 13:40.82
23 Katsuhiko Hanada  Japan 1 12 10 13:41.31 SB
24 Sam Mfula Mwape  Zambia 2 19 14 13:41.72
25 Marius Bakken  Norway 1 9 11 13:44.80
26 Nicholas Rogers  United States 1 18 12 13:46.18
27 Venuste Niyongabo  Burundi 2 10 15 13:49.57
28 Michael Power  Australia 1 8 13 13:51.00
29 Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama  Qatar 1 14 14 14:00.30
30 Kristen Bowditch  Great Britain 1 1 15 14:08.92
31 Alberto García  Spain 1 18 16 14:11.65
32 Bolota Asmeron  Eritrea 2 16 16 14:15.26
33 Helder Ornelas  Portugal 1 10 17 14:29.01
34 Gyan Bahadur Bohara  Nepal 2 20 17 14:34.15 NR
35 Houna Murad Murad Shihab  Iraq 2 3 18 14:49.40
36 Maung Nge Maung  Myanmar 2 15 19 15:12.93
David Galván  Mexico 1 5 18 DNS
Mohammed Mourhit  Belgium 2 4 20 DNS

Final[edit]

Date: Saturday 30 September 2000
Place Athlete Nation Lane Time Record
1 Million Wolde  Ethiopia 15 13:35.49
2 Ali Saïdi-Sief  Algeria 11 13:36.20
3 Brahim Lahlafi  Morocco 4 13:36.47
4 Fita Bayissa  Ethiopia 9 13:37.03
5 David Chelule  Kenya 14 13:37.13
6 Dagne Alemu  Ethiopia 13 13:37.17
7 Serhiy Lebid  Ukraine 10 13:37.80
8 Jirka Arndt  Germany 6 13:38.57
9 Julius Gitahi  Kenya 12 13:39.11
10 Richard Limo  Kenya 8 13:39.43
11 Reda Benzine  Algeria 1 13:40.95
12 Mizan Mehari  Australia 2 13:42.03
13 Adam Goucher  United States 5 13:43.20
14 Mohamed Suleiman  Qatar 7 13:45.10
15 Toshinari Takaoka  Japan 3 13:46.90

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