2019 World Athletics Championships – Men's 10,000 metres
|Men's 10,000 metres |
at the 2019 World Championships
|Venue||Khalifa International Stadium|
|Competitors||21 from 12 nations|
Seventeen of twenty one starters were born in East Africa, a familiar situation for long distance events. Here the Kenyan team of Rhonex Kipruto and Rodgers Kwemoi took to the front to keep the pace honest with returning silver medalist Joshua Cheptegei, the heir apparent after the track retirement of Mo Farah, ever present at the front. By the 5,000 metre mark at 13:33.20 (27:07 pace), only 10 had fallen off the back. Nine more laps, Cheptegei took over the point and only two more fell off the back, though Hagos Gebrhiwet, Yemaneberhan Crippa and Lopez Lomong were just hanging on and soon to go. Behind Cheptegei, the 19 year old Kipruto and the tall figure of the new indoor mile record holder Yomif Kejelcha looking like he was waiting to unleash that shorter distance speed. After Mohammed Ahmed fell off the back with 500 metres to go, the group was still five, single file, with Cheptegei driving the train. Running through traffic at the bell, Kwemoi and Andamlak Belihu couldn't keep up and it looked like the medalsts were decided. Down the final backstretch, Kejelcha moved tight onto Cheptegei's shoulder then into a slight lead. The gap left Kipruto running for bronze. As they entered the final turn Cheptegei kept Kejelcha on his outside, while he ran the shorter distance along the rail. Coming off the turn, Cheptegei had the speed, separating slightly but continually from Kejelcha, growing to a 5 metre lead by the finish.
Before the competition records were as follows:
|World record||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)||26:17.53||Brussels, Belgium||26 August 2005|
|Championship record||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)||26:46.31||Berlin, Germany||17 August 2009|
|World Leading||Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)||26:48.95||Hengelo, Netherlands||17 July 2019|
|African Record||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)||26:17.53||Brussels, Belgium||26 August 2005|
|Asian Record||Ahmad Hassan Abdullah (QAT)||26:38.76||Brussels, Belgium||5 September 2003|
|North, Central American and Caribbean record||Galen Rupp (USA)||26:44.36||Eugene, United States||30 May 2014|
|South American Record||Marilson Gomes dos Santos (BRA)||27:28.12||Neerpelt, Belgium||2 June 2007|
|European Record||Mo Farah (GBR)||26:46.57||Eugene, United States||3 June 2011|
|Oceanian record||Ben St. Lawrence (AUS)||27:24.95||Palo Alto, United States||1 May 2011|
The following records were set at the competition:
|World leading||26:48.36||Joshua Cheptegei||UGA||6 Oct 2019|
The standard to qualify automatically for entry was 27:40.00.
Only 18 qualifiers did it in the period: Onesphore Nzikwinkunda (BDI) 28:11.90, Rodrigue Kwizéra (BDI), and Thierry Ndikumwenayo (BDI), were qualified during Cross Country Championships (top finishing position at designated competitions – automatically qualifies, irrespective of whether his performance has reached the Entry Standard). Soufiane Bouchikhi and Yeman Crippa were invited to complete the event for Ranking.
The race started on 6 October at 20:04.
|Joshua Cheptegei||Uganda (UGA)||26:48.36||WL|
|Yomif Kejelcha||Ethiopia (ETH)||26:49.34||PB|
|Rhonex Kipruto||Kenya (KEN)||26:50.32|
|4||Rodgers Kwemoi||Kenya (KEN)||26:55.36||PB|
|5||Andamlak Belihu||Ethiopia (ETH)||26:56.71|
|6||Mohammed Ahmed||Canada (CAN)||26:59.35||NR|
|7||Lopez Lomong||United States (USA)||27:04.72||PB|
|8||Yemaneberhan Crippa||Italy (ITA)||27:10.76||NR|
|9||Hagos Gebrhiwet||Ethiopia (ETH)||27:11.37|
|10||Shadrack Kipchirchir||United States (USA)||27:24.74||SB|
|11||Alex Korio||Kenya (KEN)||27:28.74||PB|
|12||Sondre Nordstad Moen||Norway (NOR)||28:02.18|
|13||Leonard Korir||United States (USA)||28:05.73|
|14||Soufiane Bouchikhi||Belgium (BEL)||28:15.43|
|15||Aron Kifle||Eritrea (ERI)||28:16.74|
|16||Rodrigue Kwizera||Burundi (BDI)||28:21.92||PB|
|17||Abdallah Kibet Mande||Uganda (UGA)||28:31.49|
|18||Onesphore Nzikwinkunda||Burundi (BDI)||29:11.50|
|Hassan Chani||Bahrain (BHR)||DNF|
|Thierry Ndikumwenayo||Burundi (BDI)|
|Julien Wanders||Switzerland (SUI)|
- Start list
- "10,000 Metres Men − Records". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- "Competitions Entry Standards 2019 – IAAF World Championships – PDF title, Qualification Standards for the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019". iaaf.org. 2 August 2019.
- "10000 Metres Men − Timetable". IAAF. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
- Final results