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Athletics at the 2008 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

The Men's 5000 metres at the 2008 Summer Olympics took place on 20 and 23 August at the Beijing National Stadium.[1]

Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XXIX Olympiad
VenueBeijing National Stadium
DatesAugust 20 (heats)
August 23 (final)
Competitors43 from 25 nations
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia
2nd, silver medalist(s) Eliud Kipchoge  Kenya
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Edwin Cheruiyot Soi  Kenya
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The qualifying standards were 13:21.50 (A standard) and 13:28.00 (B standard).[2]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world record was:

World record   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 Hengelo, Netherlands 31 May 2004

ResultsEdit

Heat 1Edit

Qualification: First 4 in each heat(Q) and the next 3 fastest(q) advance to the Final.

To sort this table by heat, athlete, or any other column, click on the   icon next to the column title.

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes[3]
1 Matthew Tegenkamp   United States 13:37.36 Q
2 Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 13:37.50 Q
3 Tariku Bekele   Ethiopia 13:37.63 Q
4 Kidane Tadasse   Eritrea 13:37.72 Q
5 Alemayehu Bezabeh   Spain 13:37.88 q
6 Alistair Ian Cragg   Ireland 13:38.57 q
7 Juan Luis Barrios   Mexico 13:42.39 q
8 Anis Selmouni   Morocco 13:43.70
9 Aadam Ismaeel Khamis   Bahrain 13:44.76
10 Collis Birmingham   Australia 13:44.90
11 Geofrey Kusuro   Uganda 13:50.50
12 Sultan Khamis Zaman   Qatar 13:53.38
13 Takayuki Matsumiya   Japan 14:20.24
14 Soe Min Thu   Myanmar 15:50.56

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi   Kenya 13:46.41 Q
2 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro   Uganda 13:46.58 Q
3 Abreham Cherkos   Ethiopia 13:47.60 Q
4 Jesús España   Spain 13:48.88 Q
5 Ali Abdalla   Eritrea 13:49.68
6 Mo Farah   Great Britain 13:50.95
7 Adrian Blincoe   New Zealand 13:55.27
8 Mourad Marofit   Morocco 14:00.76
9 Ian Dobson   United States 14:05.47
10 Tonny Wamulwa   Zambia 14:06.96
11 Kevin Sullivan   Canada 14:09.16
12 Ali Saïdi-Sief   Algeria 14:15.00
13 Nader Almassri   Palestine 14:41.10
Rashid Ramzi   Bahrain DNS

Heat 3Edit

 
2008 Summer Olympics - Men's 5000m Round 1 - Heat 3
Rank Athlete Nationality Time Notes
1 Bernard Lagat   United States 13:39.70 Q
2 James Kwalia C'Kurui   Qatar 13:39.96 Q
3 Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 13:40.13 Q
4 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa   Kenya 13:41.30 Q
5 Craig Mottram   Australia 13:44.39
6 Moukheld Al-Outaibi   Saudi Arabia 13:47.00
7 Kensuke Takezawa   Japan 13:49.42 SB
8 Monder Rizki   Belgium 13:54.41
9 Alberto García   Spain 13:58.20
10 Philippe Bandi   Switzerland 13:59.68
11 Abdelaziz Ennaji El Idrissi   Morocco 14:05.30
12 Abdinasir Said Ibrahim   Somalia 14:21.58
Selim Bayrak   Turkey DNS
Hasan Mahboob   Bahrain DNS
David Galván   Mexico DNS

FinalEdit

23 August 2008 - 20:10

Rank Athlete Country Time Notes[4]
  Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 12:57.82 OR
  Eliud Kipchoge   Kenya 13:02.80
  Edwin Cheruiyot Soi   Kenya 13:06.22 SB
4 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro   Uganda 13:10.56
5 Abreham Cherkos   Ethiopia 13:16.46
6 Tariku Bekele   Ethiopia 13:19.06
7 Juan Luis Barrios   Mexico 13:19.79 SB
8 James Kwalia C'Kurui   Qatar 13:23.48
9 Bernard Lagat   United States 13:26.89
10 Kidane Tadasse   Eritrea 13:28.40
11 Alemayehu Bezabeh   Spain 13:30.48
12 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa   Kenya 13:31.34
13 Matthew Tegenkamp   United States 13:33.13
14 Jesús España   Spain 13:55.94
Alistair Cragg   Ireland DNF

SplitsEdit

Intermediate Athlete Country Mark
1000m Tariku Bekele   Ethiopia 2:45.49
2000m Tariku Bekele   Ethiopia 5:22.29
3000m Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 8:00.85
4000m Kenenisa Bekele   Ethiopia 10:32.52

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Olympic Athletics Competition Schedule". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  2. ^ "Entry Standards - The XXIX Olympic Games - Beijing, China - 8/24 August 2008". IAAF. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-04.
  3. ^ "5000 Metres - M Heats". IAAF. Archived from the original on 2008-08-29. Retrieved 2008-08-30.
  4. ^ http://wikirun.com/5000M_men#Finals Retrieved 2008-08-23.