10,000 metres

The 10,000 metres or the 10,000-metre run is a common long-distance track running event. The event is part of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships, and is common at championship level events. The race consists of 25 laps around an Olympic-sized track. It is less commonly held at track and field meetings, due to its duration. The 10,000-metre track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by its reference to the distance in metres rather than kilometres.

Athletics
10,000 metres
Mens 10000m final sydney olympics 2000.jpg
10,000 metres at 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney
World records
Men Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 26:11.00 (2020)
Women Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 29:01.03 (2021)
Olympic records
Men Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 27:01.17 (2008)
Women Almaz Ayana (ETH) 29:17.45 (2016)
World Championship records
Men Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:46.31 (2009)
Women Berhane Adere (ETH) 30:04.18 (2003)

The 10,000 metres is the longest standard track event, approximately equivalent to 6 miles 376 yards or 32,808 feet 5 inches. Most of those running such races also compete in road races and cross country events.

Taisto Mäki from Finland breaks the 30-minute barrier in Helsinki on 17 September 1939.

Added to the Olympic programme in 1912, athletes from Finland, nicknamed the "Flying Finns", dominated the event until the late 1940s. In the 1960s, African runners began to come to the fore.[1] In 1988, the women's competition debuted in the Olympic Games.

Official records are kept for outdoor 10,000-metre track events.[2] The world record for men is held by Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda in 26:11.00, posted at Valencia, Spain on 7 October 2020. For women, the world track 10,000-metre record is held by Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia in 29:01.03, posted at Hengelo, Netherlands on 8 June 2021.

The 10,000 metres demands exceptional levels of aerobic endurance, and elite athletes typically train in excess of 160 km (100 miles) a week.[3]

6 milesEdit

10,000 metres is the slightly longer metric derivative of the 6-mile (9,656.1-metre) run, an event common in countries when they were using the imperial measurement system. 6 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 24 laps around a 14-mile (402 m; 440 yd; 1,320 ft) track.

All-time top 25Edit

MenEdit

 
Kenenisa Bekele (right), the former 10,000 m world record holder.
Ath.# Perf.# Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 26:11.00 Joshua Cheptegei   Uganda 07 OCT 2020 Valencia [4]
2 2 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 26 AUG 2005 Brussels
3 26:20.31 Bekele #2 08 JUN 2004 Ostrava
3 4 26:22.75 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 26 AUG 2005 Brussels
5 26:25.97 Bekele #3 08 JUN 2008 Eugene
4 6 26:27.85 Paul Tergat   Kenya 22 AUG 1997 Brussels
7 26:28.72 Bekele #4 29 MAY 2005 Hengelo
8 26:29.22 Gebrselassie #2 05 SEP 2003 Brussels
5 9 26:30.03 Nicholas Kemboi   Kenya 05 SEP 2003 Brussels
6 10 26:30.74 Abebe Dinkesa   Ethiopia 29 MAY 2005 Hengelo
11 26:31.32 Gebrselassie #3 04 JUL 1997 Oslo
7 12 26:33.84 Grant Fisher   United States 06 MAR 2022 San Juan Capistrano [5]
8 13 26:33.93 Jacob Kiplimo   Uganda 19 MAY 2021 Ostrava [6]
9 14 26:34.14 Mohammed Ahmed   Canada 06 MAR 2022 San Juan Capistrano [5]
10 15 26:35.63 Micah Kogo   Kenya 25 AUG 2006 Brussels
11 16 26:36.26 Paul Koech   Kenya 22 AUG 1997 Brussels
12 17 26:37.25 Zersenay Tadese   Eritrea 25 AUG 2006 Brussels
13 18 26:38.08 Salah Hissou   Morocco 23 AUG 1996 Brussels
14 19 26:38.76 Ahmad Abdullah Hassan   Qatar 05 SEP 2003 Brussels
15 20 26:39.69 Sileshi Sihine   Ethiopia 31 MAY 2004 Hengelo
16 21 26:39.77 Boniface Toroitich Kiprop   Uganda 26 AUG 2005 Brussels
22 26:41.58 Gebrselassie #4 31 MAY 2004 Hengelo
17 23 26:41.75 Samuel Wanjiru   Kenya 26 AUG 2005 Brussels
24 26:41.95 Kiprop #2 25 AUG 2006 Brussels
25 26:43.16 Bekele #5 16 SEP 2011 Brussels
18 26:43.98 Lucas Rotich   Kenya 07 SEP 2011 Brussels
19 26:44.36 Galen Rupp   United States 30 MAY 2014 Eugene
20 26:44.73 Selemon Barega   Ethiopia 05 JUN 2022 Hengelo [7]
21 26:45.91 Tadese Worku   Ethiopia 05 JUN 2022 Hengelo [8]
22 26:46.13 Berihu Aregawi   Ethiopia 05 JUN 2022 Hengelo [9]
23 26:46.57 Mo Farah   United Kingdom 03 JUN 2011 Eugene
24 26:48.35 Imane Merga   Ethiopia 03 JUN 2011 Eugene
25 26:48.95 Hagos Gebrhiwet   Ethiopia 17 JUL 2019 Hengelo [10]

WomenEdit

Ath.# Perf.# Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref
1 1 29:01.03 Letesenbet Gidey   Ethiopia 08 JUN 2021 Hengelo [12]
2 2 29:06.82 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 06 JUN 2021 Hengelo [13]
3 3 29:17.45 Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia 12 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [14]
4 4 29:31.78 Wang Junxia   China 08 SEP 1993 Beijing
5 5 29:32.53 Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 12 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [14]
6 29:36.67 Hassan #2 10 OCT 2020 Hengelo
6 7 29:39.42 Gudaf Tsegay   Ethiopia 08 MAY 2021 Maia [15]
7 8 29:42.56 Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 12 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [14]
8 9 29:50.77 Kalkidan Gezahegne   Bahrain 08 MAY 2021 Maia [15]
9 10 29:53.51 Alice Aprot Nawowuna   Kenya 12 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [14]
10 11 29:53.80 Meselech Melkamu   Ethiopia 14 JUN 2009 Utrecht
12 29:54.66 Dibaba #2 15 AUG 2008 Beijing
13 29:55.32 Hassan #3 07 AUG 2021 Tokyo
14 29:56.18 Gezahegne #2 07 AUG 2021 Tokyo
11 15 29.59.20 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia 11 JUL 2009 Birmingham
12 16 30:01.09 Paula Radcliffe   United Kingdom 06 AUG 2002 Munich
17 30:01.72 Gidey #2 07 AUG 2021 Tokyo
13 18 30:04.18 Berhane Adere   Ethiopia 23 AUG 2003 Saint-Denis
14 19 30:06.01 Tsigie Gebreselama   Ethiopia 08 JUN 2021 Hengelo [12]
20 30:07.00 Ayana #2 29 JUN 2016 Hengelo
15 21 30:07.15 Werknesh Kidane   Ethiopia 23 AUG 2003 Saint-Denis
16 22 30:07.20 Sun Yingjie   China 23 AUG 2003 Saint-Denis
17 23 30:07.78 Betsy Saina   Kenya 12 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [14]
24 30:08.06 Defar #2 27 JUN 2013 Sollentuna
25 30:09.94 Gidey #3 16 JUL 2022 Eugene [16]
18 30:10.02 Hellen Obiri   Kenya 16 JUL 2022 Eugene [17]
19 30:10.07 Margaret Kipkemboi   Kenya 16 JUL 2022 Eugene [18]
20 30:11.53 Florence Kiplagat   Kenya 14 JUN 2009 Utrecht
21 30:11.87 Wude Ayalew   Ethiopia 14 JUN 2009 Utrecht
22 30:12.15 Rahel Daniel   Eritrea 16 JUL 2022 Eugene [19]
23 30:12.45 Ejgayehu Taye   Ethiopia 16 JUL 2022 Eugene [20]
24 30:12.53 Lornah Kiplagat   Netherlands 23 AUG 2003 Saint-Denis
25 30:13.17 Molly Huddle   United States 12 AUG 2016 Rio de Janeiro [14]

Annulled marksEdit

Olympic medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
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Hannes Kolehmainen
  Finland
Lewis Tewanima
  United States
Albin Stenroos
  Finland
1920 Antwerp
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Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Joseph Guillemot
  France
James Wilson
  Great Britain
1924 Paris
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Ville Ritola
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
Eero Berg
  Finland
1928 Amsterdam
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Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
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Janusz Kusociński
  Poland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
Lasse Virtanen
  Finland
1936 Berlin
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Ilmari Salminen
  Finland
Arvo Askola
  Finland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
1948 London
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Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Bertil Albertsson
  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
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Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Aleksandr Anufriyev
  Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne
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Vladimir Kuts
  Soviet Union
József Kovács
  Hungary
Al Lawrence
  Australia
1960 Rome
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Pyotr Bolotnikov
  Soviet Union
Hans Grodotzki
  United Team of Germany
Dave Power
  Australia
1964 Tokyo
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Billy Mills
  United States
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
Ron Clarke
  Australia
1968 Mexico City
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Naftali Temu
  Kenya
Mamo Wolde
  Ethiopia
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
1972 Munich
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Lasse Virén
  Finland
Emiel Puttemans
  Belgium
Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
1976 Montreal
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Lasse Virén
  Finland
Carlos Lopes
  Portugal
Brendan Foster
  Great Britain
1980 Moscow
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Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
Kaarlo Maaninka
  Finland
Mohamed Kedir
  Ethiopia
1984 Los Angeles
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Alberto Cova
  Italy
Mike McLeod
  Great Britain
Michael Musyoki
  Kenya
1988 Seoul
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Brahim Boutayeb
  Morocco
Salvatore Antibo
  Italy
Kipkemboi Kimeli
  Kenya
1992 Barcelona
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Khalid Skah
  Morocco
Richard Chelimo
  Kenya
Addis Abebe
  Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
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Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
Saleh Hissou
  Morocco
2000 Sydney
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Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
Assefa Mezgebu
  Ethiopia
2004 Athens
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
Zersenay Tadese
  Eritrea
2008 Beijing
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
Micah Kogo
  Kenya
2012 London
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Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Galen Rupp
  United States
Tariku Bekele
  Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Paul Tanui
  Kenya
Tamirat Tola
  Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
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Selemon Barega
  Ethiopia
Joshua Cheptegei
  Uganda
Jacob Kiplimo
  Uganda

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul
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Olga Bondarenko
  Soviet Union
Liz McColgan
  Great Britain
Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova
  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
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Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
Elana Meyer
  South Africa
Lynn Jennings
  United States
1996 Atlanta
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Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal
Wang Junxia
  China
Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
2000 Sydney
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Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal
2004 Athens
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Xing Huina
  China
Ejagayehu Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
2008 Beijing
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Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Shalane Flanagan
  United States
Linet Masai
  Kenya
2012 London
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Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Sally Kipyego
  Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Almaz Ayana
  Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
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Sifan Hassan
  Netherlands
Kalkidan Gezahegne
  Bahrain
Letesenbet Gidey
  Ethiopia

World Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
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  Alberto Cova (ITA)   Werner Schildhauer (GDR)   Hansjörg Kunze (GDR)
1987 Rome
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  Paul Kipkoech (KEN)   Francesco Panetta (ITA)   Hansjörg Kunze (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
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  Moses Tanui (KEN)   Richard Chelimo (KEN)   Khalid Skah (MAR)
1993 Stuttgart
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  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Moses Tanui (KEN)   Richard Chelimo (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Khalid Skah (MAR)   Paul Tergat (KEN)
1997 Athens
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  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Paul Tergat (KEN)   Salah Hissou (MAR)
1999 Seville
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  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Paul Tergat (KEN)   Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
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  Charles Kamathi (KEN)   Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
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  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Sileshi Sihine (ETH)
2005 Helsinki
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  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Sileshi Sihine (ETH)   Moses Mosop (KEN)
2007 Osaka
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  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Sileshi Sihine (ETH)   Martin Mathathi (KEN)
2009 Berlin
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  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Zersenay Tadese (ERI)   Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN)
2011 Daegu
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  Ibrahim Jeilan (ETH)   Mo Farah (GBR)   Imane Merga (ETH)
2013 Moscow
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  Mo Farah (GBR)   Ibrahim Jeilan (ETH)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2015 Beijing
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  Mo Farah (GBR)   Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2017 London
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  Mo Farah (GBR)   Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2019 Doha
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  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Yomif Kejelcha (ETH)   Rhonex Kipruto (KEN)
2022 Eugene
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  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Stanley Mburu (KEN)   Jacob Kiplimo (UGA)

WomenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1987 Rome
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  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)   Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova (URS)   Kathrin Weßel (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
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  Liz McColgan (GBR)   Zhong Huandi (CHN)   Wang Xiuting (CHN)
1993 Stuttgart
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  Wang Junxia (CHN)   Zhong Huandi (CHN)   Sally Barsosio (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)   Derartu Tulu (ETH)   Tegla Loroupe (KEN)
1997 Athens
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  Sally Barsosio (KEN)   Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)   Masako Chiba (JPN)
1999 Seville
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  Gete Wami (ETH)   Paula Radcliffe (GBR)   Tegla Loroupe (KEN)
2001 Edmonton
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  Derartu Tulu (ETH)   Berhane Adere (ETH)   Gete Wami (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
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  Berhane Adere (ETH)   Werknesh Kidane (ETH)   Sun Yingjie (CHN)
2005 Helsinki
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  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Berhane Adere (ETH)   Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)
2007 Osaka
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  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Kara Goucher (USA)   Jo Pavey (GBR)
2009 Berlin
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  Linet Masai (KEN)   Meselech Melkamu (ETH)   Wude Ayalew (ETH)
2011 Daegu
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  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)   Sally Kipyego (KEN)   Linet Masai (KEN)
2013 Moscow
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  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Gladys Cherono Kiprono (KEN)   Belaynesh Oljira (ETH)
2015 Beijing
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  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)   Gelete Burka (ETH)   Emily Infeld (USA)
2017 London
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  Almaz Ayana (ETH)   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Agnes Tirop (KEN)
2019 Doha
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  Sifan Hassan (NED)   Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)   Agnes Tirop (KEN)
2022 Eugene
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  Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)   Hellen Obiri (KEN)   Margaret Kipkemboi (KEN)

European Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

WomenEdit

Season's bestsEdit

CompetitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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