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 referring to the distance in metres rather than kilometres.

Athletics
10,000 metres
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 athletes in this event 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 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 miles edit

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 25 edit

Men edit

 
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 7 October 2020 Valencia [4]
2 2 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 26 August 2005 Brussels
3 26:20.31 Bekele #2 8 June 2004 Ostrava
3 4 26:22.75 Haile Gebrselassie   Ethiopia 1 June 1998 Hengelo
5 26:25.97 Bekele #3 8 June 2008 Eugene
4 6 26:27.85 Paul Tergat   Kenya 22 August 1997 Brussels
7 26:28.72 Bekele #4 29 May 2005 Hengelo
8 26:29.22 Gebrselassie #2 5 September 2003 Brussels
5 9 26:30.03 Nicholas Kemboi   Kenya 5 September 2003 Brussels
6 10 26:30.74 Abebe Dinkesa   Ethiopia 29 May 2005 Hengelo
11 26:31.32 Gebrselassie #3 4 July 1997 Oslo
7 12 26:33.84 Grant Fisher   United States 6 March 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 6 March 2022 San Juan Capistrano [5]
10 15 26:35.63 Micah Kogo   Kenya 25 August 2006 Brussels
11 16 26:36.26 Paul Koech   Kenya 22 August 1997 Brussels
12 17 26:37.25 Zersenay Tadese   Eritrea 25 August 2006 Brussels
13 18 26:38.08 Salah Hissou   Morocco 23 August 1996 Brussels
14 19 26:38.76 Ahmad Abdullah Hassan   Qatar 5 September 2003 Brussels
15 20 26:39.69 Sileshi Sihine   Ethiopia 31 May 2004 Hengelo
16 21 26:39.77 Boniface Toroitich Kiprop   Uganda 26 August 2005 Brussels
22 26:41.58 Gebrselassie #4 31 May 2004 Hengelo
17 23 26:41.75 Samuel Wanjiru   Kenya 26 August 2005 Brussels
24 26:41.95 Kiprop #2 25 August 2006 Brussels
25 26:43.16 Bekele #5 16 September 2011 Brussels
18 26:43.98 Lucas Rotich   Kenya 7 September 2011 Brussels
19 26:44.36 Galen Rupp   United States 30 May 2014 Eugene
20 26:44.73 Selemon Barega   Ethiopia 5 June 2022 Hengelo [7]
21 26:45.91 Tadese Worku   Ethiopia 5 June 2022 Hengelo [7]
22 26:46.13 Berihu Aregawi   Ethiopia 5 June 2022 Hengelo [7]
23 26:46.57 Mo Farah   Great Britain 3 June 2011 Eugene
24 26:48.35 Imane Merga   Ethiopia 3 June 2011 Eugene
25 26:48.95 Hagos Gebrhiwet   Ethiopia 17 July 2019 Hengelo [8]

Women edit

Ath.# Perf.# Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 29:01.03 Letesenbet Gidey   Ethiopia 8 June 2021 Hengelo [10]
2 2 29:06.82 Sifan Hassan   Netherlands 6 June 2021 Hengelo [11]
3 3 29:17.45 Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
4 4 29:29.73 Gudaf Tsegay   Ethiopia 23 June 2023 Nerja [13]
5 5 29:31.78 Wang Junxia   China 8 September 1993 Beijing
6 6 29:32.53 Vivian Cheruiyot   Kenya 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
7 29:36.67 Hassan #2 10 October 2020 Hengelo
8 29:37.80 Hassan #3 3 June 2023 Hengelo [14]
9 29:39.42 Tsegay #2 8 May 2021 Maia [15]
7 10 29:42.56 Tirunesh Dibaba   Ethiopia 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
8 11 29:47.42 Grace Loibach Nawowuna   Kenya 3 June 2023 Hengelo [14]
9 12 29:50.77 Kalkidan Gezahegne   Bahrain 8 May 2021 Maia [15]
10 13 29:53.51 Alice Aprot Nawowuna   Kenya 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
11 14 29:53.80 Meselech Melkamu   Ethiopia 14 June 2009 Utrecht
15 29:54.66 Dibaba #2 15 August 2008 Beijing
16 29:55.32 Hassan #4 7 August 2021 Tokyo
17 29:56.18 Gezahegne #2 7 August 2021 Tokyo
12 18 29:57.45 Ejgayehu Taye   Ethiopia 23 June 2023 Nerja [13]
13 19 29:59.03 Mizan Alem   Ethiopia 20 May 2023 London [16]
14 20 29:59.15 Lemlem Hailu   Ethiopia 23 June 2023 Nerja [13]
15 21 29:59.20 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia 11 July 2009 Birmingham
16 22 30:00.86 Eilish McColgan   Great Britain 4 March 2023 San Juan Capistrano [17]
17 23 30:01.09 Paula Radcliffe   Great Britain 6 August 2002 Munich
24 30:01.35 Alem #2 23 June 2023 Nerja [18]
25 30:01.72 Gidey #2 7 August 2021 Tokyo
18 30:03.82 Alicia Monson   United States 4 March 2023 San Juan Capistrano [17]
19 30:04.18 Berhane Adere   Ethiopia 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
20 30:04.45 Tsigie Gebreselama   Ethiopia 3 June 2023 Hengelo [14]
21 30:07.15 Werknesh Kidane   Ethiopia 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
22 30:07.20 Sun Yingjie   China 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
23 30:07.78 Betsy Saina   Kenya 12 Aug 2016 Rio de Janeiro [12]
24 30:10.02 Hellen Obiri   Kenya 16 July 2022 Eugene [19]
25 30:10.07 Margaret Kipkemboi   Kenya 16 July 2022 Eugene [20]

Annulled marks edit

Olympic medalists edit

Men edit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
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Hannes Kolehmainen
  Finland
Lewis Tewanima
  United States
Albin Stenroos
  Finland
1920 Antwerp
details
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Joseph Guillemot
  France
James Wilson
  Great Britain
1924 Paris
details
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
details
Ilmari Salminen
  Finland
Arvo Askola
  Finland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
  Finland
1948 London
details
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Bertil Albertsson
  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
details
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Aleksandr Anufriyev
  Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne
details
Vladimir Kuts
  Soviet Union
József Kovács
  Hungary
Al Lawrence
  Australia
1960 Rome
details
Pyotr Bolotnikov
  Soviet Union
Hans Grodotzki
  United Team of Germany
Dave Power
  Australia
1964 Tokyo
details
Billy Mills
  United States
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
Ron Clarke
  Australia
1968 Mexico City
details
Naftali Temu
  Kenya
Mamo Wolde
  Ethiopia
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
1972 Munich
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Emiel Puttemans
  Belgium
Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
1976 Montreal
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Carlos Lopes
  Portugal
Brendan Foster
  Great Britain
1980 Moscow
details
Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
Kaarlo Maaninka
  Finland
Mohamed Kedir
  Ethiopia
1984 Los Angeles
details
Alberto Cova
  Italy
Mike McLeod
  Great Britain
Michael Musyoki
  Kenya
1988 Seoul
details
Brahim Boutayeb
  Morocco
Salvatore Antibo
  Italy
Kipkemboi Kimeli
  Kenya
1992 Barcelona
details
Khalid Skah
  Morocco
Richard Chelimo
  Kenya
Addis Abebe
  Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
details
Haile Gebrselassie
  Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
  Kenya
Saleh Hissou
  Morocco
2000 Sydney
details
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
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Galen Rupp
  United States
Tariku Bekele
  Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Paul Tanui
  Kenya
Tamirat Tola
  Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
details
Selemon Barega
  Ethiopia
Joshua Cheptegei
  Uganda
Jacob Kiplimo
  Uganda
2024 Paris
details

Women edit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul
details
Olga Bondarenko
  Soviet Union
Liz McColgan
  Great Britain
Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova
  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
details
Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
Elana Meyer
  South Africa
Lynn Jennings
  United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal
Wang Junxia
  China
Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
2000 Sydney
details
Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
Fernanda Ribeiro
  Portugal
2004 Athens
details
Xing Huina
  China
Ejagayehu Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu
  Ethiopia
2008 Beijing
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Shalane Flanagan
  United States
Linet Masai
  Kenya
2012 London
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Sally Kipyego
  Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Almaz Ayana
  Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
details
Sifan Hassan
  Netherlands
Kalkidan Gezahegne
  Bahrain
Letesenbet Gidey
  Ethiopia
2024 Paris
details

World Championships medalists edit

Men edit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
  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
details
  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Khalid Skah (MAR)   Paul Tergat (KEN)
1997 Athens
details
  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Paul Tergat (KEN)   Salah Hissou (MAR)
1999 Seville
details
  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Paul Tergat (KEN)   Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Charles Kamathi (KEN)   Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Sileshi Sihine (ETH)
2005 Helsinki
details
  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Sileshi Sihine (ETH)   Moses Mosop (KEN)
2007 Osaka
details
  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Sileshi Sihine (ETH)   Martin Mathathi (KEN)
2009 Berlin
details
  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Zersenay Tadese (ERI)   Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN)
2011 Daegu
details
  Ibrahim Jeilan (ETH)   Mo Farah (GBR)   Imane Merga (ETH)
2013 Moscow
details
  Mo Farah (GBR)   Ibrahim Jeilan (ETH)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2015 Beijing
details
  Mo Farah (GBR)   Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2017 London
details
  Mo Farah (GBR)   Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2019 Doha
details
  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Yomif Kejelcha (ETH)   Rhonex Kipruto (KEN)
2022 Eugene
details
  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Stanley Mburu (KEN)   Jacob Kiplimo (UGA)
2023 Budapest
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  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Daniel Ebenyo (KEN)   Selemon Barega (ETH)

Women edit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1987 Rome
details
  Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)   Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova (URS)   Kathrin Weßel (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
details
  Liz McColgan (GBR)   Zhong Huandi (CHN)   Wang Xiuting (CHN)
1993 Stuttgart
details
  Wang Junxia (CHN)   Zhong Huandi (CHN)   Sally Barsosio (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
details
  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)   Derartu Tulu (ETH)   Tegla Loroupe (KEN)
1997 Athens
details
  Sally Barsosio (KEN)   Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)   Masako Chiba (JPN)
1999 Seville
details
  Gete Wami (ETH)   Paula Radcliffe (GBR)   Tegla Loroupe (KEN)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Derartu Tulu (ETH)   Berhane Adere (ETH)   Gete Wami (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Berhane Adere (ETH)   Werknesh Kidane (ETH)   Sun Yingjie (CHN)
2005 Helsinki
details
  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Berhane Adere (ETH)   Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)
2007 Osaka
details
  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Kara Goucher (USA)   Jo Pavey (GBR)
2009 Berlin
details
  Linet Masai (KEN)   Meselech Melkamu (ETH)   Wude Ayalew (ETH)
2011 Daegu
details
  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)   Sally Kipyego (KEN)   Linet Masai (KEN)
2013 Moscow
details
  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Gladys Cherono Kiprono (KEN)   Belaynesh Oljira (ETH)
2015 Beijing
details
  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)   Gelete Burka (ETH)   Emily Infeld (USA)
2017 London
details
  Almaz Ayana (ETH)   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Agnes Tirop (KEN)
2019 Doha
details
  Sifan Hassan (NED)   Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)   Agnes Tirop (KEN)
2022 Eugene
details
  Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)   Hellen Obiri (KEN)   Margaret Kipkemboi (KEN)
2023 Budapest
details
  Gudaf Tsegay (ETH)   Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)   Ejgayehu Taye (ETH)

European Championships medalists edit

Men edit

Women edit

Season's bests edit

Competitions edit

References edit

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