Open main menu

The 5000 metres or 5000-meter run (approximately 3.1 mi or 16,404 ft) is a common long-distance running event in track and field. It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics, run over 12.5 laps of a standard track. The same distance in road running is called a 5K run. The 5000 m has been present on the Olympic programme since 1912 for men and since 1996 for women. Prior to 1996, women had competed in an Olympic 3000 metres race since 1984. The 5000 m has been held at each of the World Championships in Athletics in men's competition and since 1995 in women's.

Athletics
5000 metres
Osaka07 D6A M5000M Heat2-2.jpg
Runners in the 5000 metres at Osaka 2007.
Men's records
World  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 (2004)
Olympic  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:57.82 (2008)
Women's records
World  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 14:11.15 (2008)
Olympic  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 14:26.17 (2016)

The event is almost the same length as the dolichos race held at the Ancient Olympic Games, introduced in 720 BCE. While mainly run as an outdoor event, the 5000 m is sometimes run on an indoor track. The IAAF keeps official records for both outdoor and indoor 5000 m track events.[1][2]

Contents

3 milesEdit

5000 metres is the slightly longer metric derivative of the 3 mile run, an event common in countries when they were using the imperial measurement system. 3 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 12 laps around a quarter mile (440 yard) 1320 ft 0 in (402.33 m) track.

All-time top 25Edit

MenEdit

  • Correct as of September 2018.[3]
Pos Time Athlete Date Venue Ref
1 12:37.35   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 31 May 2004 Hengelo
2 12:39.36   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH) 13 June 1998 Helsinki
3 12:39.74   Daniel Komen (KEN) 22 August 1997 Brussels
4 12:43.02   Selemon Barega (ETH) 31 August 2018 Brussels [4]
5 12:45.82   Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH) 31 August 2018 Brussels [5]
6 12:46.53   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN) 2 July 2004 Rome
7 12:46.79   Yomif Kejelcha (ETH) 31 August 2018 Brussels [6]
8 12:46.81   Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
9 12:47.04   Sileshi Sihine (ETH) 2 July 2004 Rome
10 12:48.64   Isaiah Kiplangat Koech (KEN) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
11 12:48.66   Isaac Songok (KEN) 18 August 2006 Zürich
12 12:48.77   Yenew Alamirew (ETH) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
13 12:48.81   Stephen Cherono (KEN) 12 June 2003 Ostrava
14 12:49.04   Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa (KEN) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
15 12:49.28   Brahim Lahlafi (MAR) 25 August 2000 Brussels
16 12:49.50   John Kipkoech (KEN) 6 July 2012 Paris [7]
17 12:49.71   Mohammed Mourhit (BEL) 25 August 2000 Brussels
18 12:49.87   Paul Tergat (KEN) 13 August 1997 Zürich
19 12:50.24   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR) 12 June 2003 Ostrava
20 12:50.25   Abderrahim Goumri (MAR) 26 August 2005 Brussels
21 12:50.55   Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN) 1 June 2008 Berlin
22 12:50.72   Moses Ndiema Kipsiro (UGA) 14 September 2007 Brussels
23 12:50.80   Salah Hissou (MAR) 5 June 1996 Rome
24 12:50.86   Ali Saïdi-Sief (ALG) 30 June 2000 Rome
25 12:51.00   Joseph Ebuya (KEN) 14 September 2007 Brussels

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 12:49.60:

WomenEdit

  • Correct as of July 2018.[8]
Pos Time Athlete Date Venue Ref
1 14:11.15   Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 6 June 2008 Oslo
2 14:12.59   Almaz Ayana (ETH) 2 June 2016 Rome [9]
3 14:12.88   Meseret Defar (ETH) 22 July 2008 Stockholm
4 14:15.41   Genzebe Dibaba (ETH) 4 July 2015 Saint-Denis [10]
5 14:18.37   Hellen Obiri (KEN) 8 June 2017 Rome [11]
6 14:20.87   Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN) 29 July 2011 Stockholm
7 14:22.34   Sifan Hassan (NED) 13 July 2018 Rabat [12]
8 14:23.14   Letesenbet Gidey (ETH) 13 July 2018 Rabat [13]
9 14:23.33   Senbere Teferi (ETH) 13 July 2018 Rabat [14]
10 14:23.75   Liliya Shobukhova (RUS) 19 July 2008 Kazan
11 14:24.24   Agnes Jebet Tirop (KEN) 13 July 2018 Rabat [15]
12 14:24.68   Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR) 11 June 2004 Bergen
13 14:27.55   Caroline Chepkoech Kipkirui (KEN) 1 September 2017 Brussels [16]
14 14:28.09   Jiang Bo (CHN) 23 October 1997 Shanghai
15 14:28.39   Sentayehu Ejigu (ETH) 16 July 2010 Paris
16 14:29.11   Paula Radcliffe (GBR) 20 June 2004 Bydgoszcz
17 14:29.32   Olga Yegorova (RUS) 31 August 2001 Berlin
  Berhane Adere (ETH) 27 June 2003 Oslo
19 14:29.82   Dong Yanmei (CHN) 23 October 1997 Shanghai
20 14:30.42   Sally Kipyego (KEN) 8 September 2011 Zürich
21 14:30.88   Gete Wami (ETH) 5 August 2000 Heusden-Zolder
22 14:31.14   Linet Chepkwemoi Masai (KEN) 23 May 2010 Shanghai
23 14:31.20   Gelete Burka (ETH) 27 June 2007 Ostrava
24 14:31.48   Gabriela Szabo (ROM) 1 September 1998 Berlin
25 14:31.91   Meselech Melkamu (ETH) 23 May 2010 Shanghai
  Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN) 23 May 2010 Shanghai

NotesEdit

Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 14:31.91:

  • Almaz Ayana also ran 14:14.32 (2015), 14:18.89 (2016), 14:25.84 (2013), 14:29.19 (2014).
  • Tirunesh Dibaba also ran 14:23.68 (2013), 14:30.40 (2006), 14:30.88 (2004).
  • Genzebe Dibaba also ran 14:19.76 (2015), 14:25.22 (2017), 14:26.89 (2018).
  • Vivian Cheruiyot also ran 14:26.17 (2016).
  • Hellen Obiri also ran 14:21.75 (2018), 14:22.37 (2017), 14:25.78 (2016), 14:25.88 (2017), 14:29.77 (2016).
  • Senbere Teferi also ran 14:29.82 (2016), 14:31.76 (2017).
  • Letesenbet Gidey also ran 14:30.29 (2018).

Olympic medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
details
Hannes Kolehmainen
  Finland
Jean Bouin
  France
George Hutson
  Great Britain
1920 Antwerp
details
Joseph Guillemot
  France
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Eric Backman
  Sweden
1924 Paris
details
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
1928 Amsterdam
details
Ville Ritola
  Finland
Paavo Nurmi
  Finland
Edvin Wide
  Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
details
Lauri Lehtinen
  Finland
Ralph Hill
  United States
Lauri Virtanen
  Finland
1936 Berlin
details
Gunnar Höckert
  Finland
Lauri Lehtinen
  Finland
Henry Jonsson
  Sweden
1948 London
details
Gaston Reiff
  Belgium
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Wim Slijkhuis
  Netherlands
1952 Helsinki
details
Emil Zátopek
  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
  France
Herbert Schade
  Germany
1956 Melbourne
details
Vladimir Kuts
  Soviet Union
Gordon Pirie
  Great Britain
Derek Ibbotson
  Great Britain
1960 Rome
details
Murray Halberg
  New Zealand
Hans Grodotzki
  United Team of Germany
Kazimierz Zimny
  Poland
1964 Tokyo
details
Bob Schul
  United States
Harald Norpoth
  United Team of Germany
Bill Dellinger
  United States
1968 Mexico City
details
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
Kipchoge Keino
  Kenya
Naftali Temu
  Kenya
1972 Munich
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Mohammed Gammoudi
  Tunisia
Ian Stewart
  Great Britain
1976 Montreal
details
Lasse Virén
  Finland
Dick Quax
  New Zealand
Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand
  West Germany
1980 Moscow
details
Miruts Yifter
  Ethiopia
Suleiman Nyambui
  Tanzania
Kaarlo Maaninka
  Finland
1984 Los Angeles
details
Saïd Aouita
  Morocco
Markus Ryffel
  Switzerland
António Leitão
  Portugal
1988 Seoul
details
John Ngugi
  Kenya
Dieter Baumann
  West Germany
Hansjörg Kunze
  East Germany
1992 Barcelona
details
Dieter Baumann
  Germany
Paul Bitok
  Kenya
Fita Bayisa
  Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
details
Vénuste Niyongabo
  Burundi
Paul Bitok
  Kenya
Khalid Boulami
  Morocco
2000 Sydney
details
Million Wolde
  Ethiopia
Ali Saïdi-Sief
  Algeria
Brahim Lahlafi
  Morocco
2004 Athens
details
Hicham El Guerrouj
  Morocco
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
  Kenya
2008 Beijing
details
Kenenisa Bekele
  Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
  Kenya
Edwin Soi
  Kenya
2012 London
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Dejen Gebremeskel
  Ethiopia
Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa
  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Mo Farah
  Great Britain
Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo
  United States
Hagos Gebrhiwet
  Ethiopia

WomenEdit

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1996 Atlanta
details
Wang Junxia
  China
Pauline Konga
  Kenya
Roberta Brunet
  Italy
2000 Sydney
details
Gabriela Szabo
  Romania
Sonia O'Sullivan
  Ireland
Gete Wami
  Ethiopia
2004 Athens
details
Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
Isabella Ochichi
  Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
2008 Beijing
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
Elvan Abeylegesse
  Turkey
Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
2012 London
details
Meseret Defar
  Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
  Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Vivian Cheruiyot
  Kenya
Hellen Obiri
  Kenya
Almaz Ayana
  Ethiopia

World Championships medalistsEdit

MenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
  Eamonn Coghlan (IRL)   Werner Schildhauer (GDR)   Martti Vainio (FIN)
1987 Rome
details
  Saïd Aouita (MAR)   Domingos Castro (POR)   Jack Buckner (GBR)
1991 Tokyo
details
  Yobes Ondieki (KEN)   Fita Bayisa (ETH)   Brahim Boutayeb (MAR)
1993 Stuttgart
details
  Ismael Kirui (KEN)   Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)   Fita Bayisa (ETH)
1995 Gothenburg
details
  Ismael Kirui (KEN)   Khalid Boulami (MAR)   Shem Kororia (KEN)
1997 Athens
details
  Daniel Komen (KEN)   Khalid Boulami (MAR)   Tom Nyariki (KEN)
1999 Seville
details
  Salah Hissou (MAR)   Benjamin Limo (KEN)   Mohammed Mourhit (BEL)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Richard Limo (KEN)   Million Wolde (ETH)   John Kibowen (KEN)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)   Hicham El Guerrouj (MAR)   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)
2005 Helsinki
details
  Benjamin Limo (KEN)   Sileshi Sihine (ETH)   Craig Mottram (AUS)
2007 Osaka
details
  Bernard Lagat (USA)   Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)   Moses Kipsiro (UGA)
2009 Berlin
details
  Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)   Bernard Lagat (USA)   James Kwalia C'Kurui (QAT)
2011 Daegu
details
  Mo Farah (GBR)   Bernard Lagat (USA)   Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH)
2013 Moscow
details
  Mo Farah (GBR)   Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)   Isiah Koech (KEN)
2015 Beijing
details
  Mo Farah (GBR)   Caleb Ndiku (KEN)   Hagos Gebrhiwet (ETH)
2017 London
details
  Muktar Edris (ETH)   Mo Farah (GBR)   Paul Chelimo (USA)

WomenEdit

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1995 Gothenburg
details
  Sonia O'Sullivan (IRL)   Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)   Zahra Ouaziz (MAR)
1997 Athens
details
  Gabriela Szabo (ROU)   Roberta Brunet (ITA)   Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)
1999 Seville
details
  Gabriela Szabo (ROU)   Zahra Ouaziz (MAR)   Ayelech Worku (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
details
  Olga Yegorova (RUS)   Marta Dominguez (ESP)   Ayelech Worku (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Marta Dominguez (ESP)   Edith Masai (KEN)
2005 Helsinki
details
  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)   Meseret Defar (ETH)   Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)
2007 Osaka
details
  Meseret Defar (ETH)   Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)   Priscah Jepleting Cherono (KEN)
2009 Berlin
details
  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)   Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN)   Meseret Defar (ETH)
2011 Daegu
details
  Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)   Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet (KEN)   Meseret Defar (ETH)
2013 Moscow
details
  Meseret Defar (ETH)   Mercy Cherono (KEN)   Almaz Ayana (ETH)
2015 Beijing
details
  Almaz Ayana (ETH)   Senbere Teferi (ETH)   Genzebe Dibaba (ETH)
2017 London
details
  Hellen Obiri (KEN)   Almaz Ayana (ETH)   Sifan Hassan (NED)

Season's bestsEdit

  • "i" indicates indoor performance.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "– 5000 Metre Records – Outdoor". Iaaf.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  2. ^ "– 5000 Metre Records – Indoor". Iaaf.org. Retrieved 2013-07-25. 
  3. ^ "All-time men's best 5000 metres". alltime-athletics.com. 1 September 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018. 
  4. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018. 
  5. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018. 
  6. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 31 August 2018. Retrieved 5 September 2018. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "5000 Metres Results". IAAF. 6 July 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012. 
  8. ^ "All-time women's best 5000 metres". alltime-athletics.com. 14 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 
  9. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 2 June 2016. Retrieved 3 June 2016. 
  10. ^ "IAAF Diamond League Paris 2015 - 5000m W Results". IAAF. 4 July 2015. Retrieved 5 July 2015. 
  11. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  12. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 
  13. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 
  14. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 
  15. ^ "5000m Results". sportresult.com. 13 July 2018. Retrieved 23 July 2018. 
  16. ^ "5000m Results" (PDF). sportresult.com. 1 September 2017. Retrieved 2 September 2017. 

External linksEdit