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 Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in 29:17.45 to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics on 12 August 2016. Sifan Hassan of Netherlands in 29:06.82 on 6 June 2021 in Hengelo, but that time has not yet been ratified as a world record. Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia broke the world record again on 8 June 2021 in Hengelo with a time of 29:01.03. That record is also pending ratification.

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.
Rank Time Athlete Date Place Ref
1 26:11.00   Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 7 October 2020 Valencia [4]
2 26:17.53   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26 August 2005 Brussels
3 26:22.75   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 1 June 1998 Hengelo
4 26:27.85   Paul Tergat (KEN) 22 August 1997 Brussels
5 26:30.03   Nicholas Kemboi (KEN) 5 September 2003 Brussels
6 26:30.74   Abebe Dinkesa (ETH) 29 May 2005 Hengelo
7 26:33.93   Jacob Kiplimo (UGA) 19 May 2021 Ostrava [5]
8 26:35.63   Micah Kogo (KEN) 25 August 2006 Brussels
9 26:36.26   Paul Koech (KEN) 22 August 1997 Brussels
10 26:37.25   Zersenay Tadese (ERI) 25 August 2006 Brussels
11 26:38.08   Salah Hissou (MAR) 23 August 1996 Brussels
12 26:38.76   Abdullah Ahmad Hassan (QAT) 5 September 2003 Brussels
13 26:39.69   Sileshi Sihine (ETH) 31 May 2004 Hengelo
14 26:39.77   Boniface Kiprop Toroitich (UGA) 26 August 2005 Brussels
15 26:41.75   Samuel Wanjiru (KEN) 26 August 2005 Brussels
16 26:43.98   Lucas Kimeli Rotich (KEN) 7 September 2011 Brussels
17 26:44.36   Galen Rupp (USA) 30 May 2014 Eugene
18 26:46.57   Mo Farah (GBR) 3 June 2011 Eugene
19 26:48.35   Imane Merga (ETH) 3 June 2011 Eugene
20 26:48.95   Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH) 17 July 2019 Hengelo [6]
21 26:48.99   Josphat Bett Kipkoech (KEN) 3 June 2011 Eugene
22 26:49.02   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 26 May 2007 Hengelo
23 26:49.20   Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN) 14 September 2007 Brussels
24 26:49.34   Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) 6 October 2019 Doha [7]
25 26:49.38   Sammy Kipketer (KEN) 30 August 2002 Brussels

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or faster than 26:48.36:

Non-legal marksEdit

  • Leonard Komon of Kenya ran the 10k road distance in a time of 26:44 in a world record performance in Utrecht on 26 September 2011. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore not eligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.

WomenEdit

Pos. Time Athlete Date Place Ref
1 29:01.03   Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 8 June 2021 Hengelo [9]
2 29:06.82   Sifan Hassan (NED) 6 June 2021 Hengelo [10]
3 29:17.45   Almaz Ayana (ETH) 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
4 29:31.78   Wang Junxia (CHN) 8 September 1993 Beijing
5 29:32.53   Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
6 29:39.42   Gudaf Tsegay (ETH) 8 May 2021 Maia [12]
7 29:42.56   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
8 29:50.77   Kalkidan Gezahegne (BHN) 8 May 2021 Maia [13]
9 29:53.51   Alice Aprot Nawowuna (KEN) 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
10 29:53.80   Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 14 June 2009 Utrecht
11 29.59.20   Meseret Defar (ETH) 11 July 2009 Birmingham
12 30:01.09   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 6 August 2002 Munich
13 30:04.18   Berhane Adere (ETH) 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
14 30:06.01   Tsigie Gebreselama (ETH) 8 June 2021 Hengelo [9]
15 30:07.15   Werknesh Kidane (ETH) 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
16 30:07.20   Sun Yingjie (CHN) 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
17 30:07.78   Betsy Saina (KEN) 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
18 30:11.53   Florence Jebet Kiplagat (KEN) 14 June 2009 Utrecht
19 30:11.87   Wude Ayalew (ETH) 14 June 2009 Utrecht
20 30:12.53   Lornah Kiplagat (NED) 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
21 30:13.17   Molly Huddle (USA) 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
22 30:13.37   Zhong Huandi (CHN) 8 September 1993 Beijing
23 30:13.74   Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR) 5 July 1986 Oslo
24 30:17.49   Derartu Tulu (ETH) 30 September 2000 Sydney
25 30:18.39   Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH) 28 June 2005 Sollentuna

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or faster than 30:17.15:

Non-legal marksEdit

  • Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey's time of 29:56.34 set in Beijing on 15 August 2008 was annulled due to doping offense.
  • Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya ran the 10k distance in a time of 30:04 en route to her world record performance in the half-marathon in Prague on 1 April 2017. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore ineligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.
  • Violah Jepchumba of Kenya ran the 10k distance in a time of 30:05 en route to her personal best in the half-marathon in Prague on 1 April 2017. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore ineligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.

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
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Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
  Ethiopia
Zersenay Tadese
  Eritrea
2008 Beijing
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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 Chepkwemoi 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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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 Kipsang Kamworor (KEN)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2017 London
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  Mo Farah (GBR)   Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei (UGA)   Paul Tanui (KEN)
2019 Doha
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  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)   Yomif Kejelcha (ETH)   Rhonex Kipruto (KEN)

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 Jebet Tirop (KEN)
2019 Doha
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  Sifan Hassan (NED)   Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)   Agnes Jebet Tirop (KEN)

European medalistsEdit

MenEdit

WomenEdit

Season's bestsEdit

CompetitionsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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