2013 World Championships in Athletics – Women's 5000 metres

The women's 5000 metres at the 2013 World Championships in Athletics was held at the Luzhniki Stadium on 14–17 August.[1]

Women's 5000 metres
at the 2013 World Championships
Meseret Defar Moscow 2013.jpg
Gold medalist Meseret Defar
VenueLuzhniki Stadium
Dates14 August (heats)
17 August (final)
Competitors22 from 16 nations
Winning time14:50.19
Medalists
gold medal 
silver medal 
bronze medal 
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With Margaret Wangari Muriuki dropping out injured in the first round,[2] the finals had three Ethiopians (four if you count Tejitu Daba) and three Americans and only two Kenyans. Also missing by design is world record holder Tirunesh Dibaba who won the 10000 earlier, leaving Meseret Defar the 5000.

The final started slow with the Ethiopians watching the front (the reigning Olympic champion Defar watching her teammates from the back), letting Dominika Nowakowska then Dolores Checa jog through 75-second laps at the front. With 2000 to go, the racing began, Almaz Ayana took over the lead and the crowd disappeared. Within a lap, not surprisingly, the three Ethiopians and two Kenyans were running alone. Lap times were dropping, 71, 69, 68. In the next lap Buze Diriba fell back to the trailing American duo of Molly Huddle and Shannon Rowbury. The two Ethiopians were leading, the two Kenyans trying to keep up. Shortly after the bell, Viola Kibiwot lost touch with her teammate Mercy Cherono and then there were three. Defar stayed tucked into second place waiting until the time was right. The time was 200 meters to go, that was when Defar accelerated past Ayana and into the lead. Cherono made no effort to go after Defar, she was gone sprinting to gold. Cherono waited through the turn and executed her best move to outsprint Ayana for the silver.[3] So prepared for victory, Defar and Ayana had already received their flags and were displaying them while the early leaders were still finishing.

RecordsEdit

Prior to the competition, the records were as follows:[4]

World record   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:11.15 Oslo, Norway 6 June 2008
Championship record   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:38.59 Helsinki, Finland 13 August 2005
World Leading   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:23.68 Paris, France 6 June 2013
African Record   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:11.15 Oslo, Norway 6 June 2008
Asian Record   Bo Jiang (CHN) 14:28.09 Shanghai, People's Republic of China 23 October 1997
North, Central American and Caribbean record   Molly Huddle (USA) 14:44.76 Brussels, Belgium 27 August 2010
South American record   Simone da Silva (BRA) 15:18.85 São Paulo, Brazil 20 May 2011
European Record   Liliya Shobukhova (RUS) 14:23.75 Kazan, Russia 19 July 2008
Oceanian record   Kim Smith (NZL) 14:45.93 Rome, Italy 11 July 2008

Qualification standardsEdit

A time[5] B time
15:18.00 15:24.00

ScheduleEdit

Date Time Round
14 August 2013 9:40 Heats
17 August 2013 18:55 Final

All times are local times (UTC+4)

ResultsEdit

KEY: Q Qualified q Fastest non-qualifiers NR National record PB Personal best SB Seasonal best

HeatsEdit

Qualification: First 5 in each heat (Q) and the next 5 fastest (q) advanced to the final.[6]

Rank Heat Name Nationality Time Notes
1 2 Meseret Defar   Ethiopia (ETH) 15:22.94 Q
2 2 Buze Diriba   Ethiopia (ETH) 15:23.41 Q
3 2 Viola Kibiwot   Kenya (KEN) 15:24.47 Q
4 2 Yelena Nagovitsyna   Russia (RUS) 15:26.95 Q
5 2 Kim Conley   United States (USA) 15:27.35 Q
6 2 Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal   Norway (NOR) 15:29.41 q
7 2 Susan Kuijken   Netherlands (NED) 15:34.31 q
8 1 Mercy Cherono   Kenya (KEN) 15:34.70 Q
9 1 Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia (ETH) 15:34.93 Q
10 2 Jackie Areson   Australia (AUS) 15:40.21 q
11 1 Molly Huddle   United States (USA) 15:40.91 Q
12 2 Dolores Checa   Spain (ESP) 15:43.73 q
13 2 Dominika Nowakowska   Poland (POL) 15:45.10 q
14 1 Shannon Rowbury   United States (USA) 15:50.41 Q
15 1 Tejitu Daba   Bahrain (BHR) 15:56.74 Q
16 1 Almensh Belete   Belgium (BEL) 16:03.03
17 1 Sophie Duarte   France (FRA) 16:05.14
18 1 Betlhem Desalegn   United Arab Emirates (UAE) 16:13.27
19 1 Misaki Onishi   Japan (JPN) 16:16.52
20 1 Carolina Tabares   Colombia (COL) 16:22.81
21 2 Giuli Dekanadze   Georgia (GEO) 17:57.39 SB
1 Margaret Wangari Muriuki   Kenya (KEN) DNF

FinalEdit

The final was started at 18:55.[7]

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
  Meseret Defar   Ethiopia (ETH) 14:50.19
  Mercy Cherono   Kenya (KEN) 14:51.22
  Almaz Ayana   Ethiopia (ETH) 14:51.33
4 Viola Kibiwot   Kenya (KEN) 15:01.67
5 Buze Diriba   Ethiopia (ETH) 15:05.38
6 Molly Huddle   United States (USA) 15:05.73
7 Shannon Rowbury   United States (USA) 15:06.10 SB
8 Susan Kuijken   Netherlands (NED) 15:14.70
9 Elena Nagovitsyna   Russia (RUS) 15:24.83
10 Dolores Checa   Spain (ESP) 15:30.42
11 Tejitu Daba   Bahrain (BHR) 15:33.89
12 Kim Conley   United States (USA) 15:36.58
13 Karoline Bjerkeli Grøvdal   Norway (NOR) 15:48.87
14 Dominika Nowakowska   Poland (POL) 15:58.26
15 Jackie Areson   Australia (AUS) 16:08.32

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Start list
  2. ^ http://allafrica.com/stories/201308141811.html
  3. ^ http://www.channelstv.com/home/2013/08/17/defar-wins-gold-in-tactical-5000m-race/
  4. ^ "Records & Lists – 5000 meters". IAAF. Retrieved 8 August 2013.
  5. ^ IAAF World Championships Moscow 2013 – Standards, All Russia Athletic Federation, 2012, archived from the original on 16 August 2013, retrieved 8 August 2013
  6. ^ Heats Results
  7. ^ Final Results

External linksEdit