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Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics – Men's 5000 metres

The men's 5000 metres competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, United Kingdom. The event was held at the Olympic Stadium on 8–11 August.[1]

Men's 5000 metres
at the Games of the XXX Olympiad
Mo Farah (5000m Olympic Final).jpg
Farah (right) leading in the closing moments of the race, leading Gebremeskel, Gebrhiwet, Alamirew, and Koech.
VenueOlympic Stadium
Date8–11 August
Competitors43 from 26 nations
Winning time13:41.66
Medalists
1st, gold medalist(s) Mo Farah  Great Britain
2nd, silver medalist(s) Dejen Gebremeskel  Ethiopia
3rd, bronze medalist(s) Thomas Pkemei
Longosiwa
 Kenya
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The final race started out slowly, the first lap in 74.1 and only that fast because Hayle Ibrahimov accelerated the last 100. The field continued running splits in the 70s, Lopez Lomong leading through 2000 in a pedestrian 5:56.7. In the seventh lap Yenew Alamirew moved to the front and accelerated the pace, the next several laps down below 62, Mo Farah the only one to break up the Ethiopian team at the front. With 700 to go, Farah took the lead, his training partner Galen Rupp joining him with 500 to go, as the rest of the field jostling to be in position to sprint. First Hagos Gebrhiwet challenged, then disappeared. Down the backstretch, Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa challenged, with Abdalaati Iguider immediately behind. Dejen Gebremeskel, Bernard Lagat and Isiah Kiplangat Koech packing up around the final turn. At the head of the stretch, Koech contacted Lagat as he was just coming clear to sprint, Lagat stumbling. Meanwhile, Farah was accelerating ahead of Longosiwa, who couldn't handle the speed. Gebremeskel went around the outside with Lagat's delayed sprint unable to catch Longosiwa. The winning time was more than 15 seconds slower than the slowest time in qualifying.

Contents

Competition formatEdit

The Men's 5000m competition consisted of heats (Round 1) and a Final.[2] A total of fifteen competitors qualified for the Final from the heats.[3]

RecordsEdit

Prior to this competition, the existing world and Olympic records were as follows:

World record   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:37.35 Hengelo, Netherlands 31 May 2004
Olympic record   Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 12:57.82 Beijing, China 23 August 2008
2012 World leading   Dejen Gebremeskel (ETH) 12:46.81 Paris (Saint-Denis), France 6 July 2012

ScheduleEdit

All times are British Summer Time (UTC+1)

Date Time Round
Wednesday, 8 August 2012 10:45 Round 1
Saturday, 11 August 2012 19:30 Finals

ResultsEdit

Round 1Edit

Qual. rule: first 5 of each heat (Q) plus the 5 fastest times (q) qualified.

Heat 1Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Hayle Ibrahimov   Azerbaijan 13:25.23 Q
2 Isiah Kiplangat Koech   Kenya 13:25.64 Q
3 Mo Farah   Great Britain 13:26.00 Q
4 Lopez Lomong   United States 13:26.16 Q
5 Hagos Gebrhiwet   Ethiopia 13:26.16 Q
6 Edwin Cheruiyot Soi   Kenya 13:27.06
7 Arne Gabius   Germany 13:28.01
8 Daniele Meucci   Italy 13:28.71
9 Moukheld Al-Outaibi   Saudi Arabia 13:31.47
10 Bilisuma Shugi   Bahrain 13:31.84
11 Yuki Sato   Japan 13:38.22
12 David McNeill   Australia 13:45.88
13 Olivier Irabaruta   Burundi 13:46.25
14 Aziz Lahbabi   Morocco 13:47.57
15 Amanuel Mesel   Eritrea 13:48.13 SB
16 Collis Birmingham   Australia 13:50.39
17 Serhiy Lebid   Ukraine 13:53.15
18 Geofrey Kusuro   Uganda 13:59.74 SB
19 Hussain Jamaan Alhamdah   Saudi Arabia 14:00.43
20 Rene Herrera   Philippines 14:44.11 PB
Teklemariam Medhin   Eritrea DNS
Hassan Hirt   France DQ *
  • Hassan Hirt originally finished 11th in a time of 13:35.36, but was later disqualified after testing positive for EPO.[4]

Heat 2Edit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
1 Dejen Gebremeskel   Ethiopia 13:15.15 Q
2 Yenew Alamirew   Ethiopia 13:15.39 Q
3 Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa   Kenya 13:15.41 Q
4 Bernard Lagat   United States 13:15.45 Q
5 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 13:15.49 Q
6 Galen Rupp   United States 13:17.56 q
7 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro   Uganda 13:17.68 q
8 Cameron Levins   Canada 13:18.29 q, PB
9 Juan Luis Barrios   Mexico 13:21.01 q
10 Mumin Gala   Djibouti 13:21.21 q, SB
11 Abrar Osman Adem   Eritrea 13:24.40
12 Nick McCormick   Great Britain 13:25.70
13 Polat Kemboi Arikan   Turkey 13:27.21
14 Rabah Aboud   Algeria 13:28.38
15 Abraham Kiplimo   Uganda 13:31.57
16 Craig Mottram   Australia 13:40.24
17 Alistair Ian Cragg   Ireland 13:47.01
18 Soufiyan Bouqantar   Morocco 13:47.63
19 Javier Carriqueo   Argentina 13:57.07 SB
20 Abdullah Abdulaziz Aljoud   Saudi Arabia 14:11.12
21 Ruben Sança   Cape Verde 14:35.19

FinalEdit

Rank Athlete Nation Time Notes
  Mo Farah   Great Britain 13:41.66
  Dejen Gebremeskel   Ethiopia 13:41.98
  Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa   Kenya 13:42.36
4 Bernard Lagat   United States 13:42.99
5 Isiah Kiplangat Koech   Kenya 13:43.83
6 Abdalaati Iguider   Morocco 13:44.19
7 Galen Rupp   United States 13:45.04
8 Juan Luis Barrios   Mexico 13:45.30
9 Hayle Ibrahimov   Azerbaijan 13:45.37
10 Lopez Lomong   United States 13:48.19
11 Hagos Gebrhiwet   Ethiopia 13:49.59
12 Yenew Alamirew   Ethiopia 13:49.68
13 Mumin Gala   Djibouti 13:50.26
14 Cameron Levins   Canada 13:51.87
15 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro   Uganda 13:52.25

Notes: Q- Qualified by place
q - Qualified by performance (time)
PB - Personal Best
NR - National Record
SB - Seasonal Best
DQ - DisQualified
DNS - Did Not Start
DNF - Did Not Finish

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Athletics at the 2012 Summer Olympics
  2. ^ "Men's 5000m". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  3. ^ "5000m competition format". London 2012 Organising Committee. Retrieved 12 June 2012.
  4. ^ "French Olympic runner fails doping test". France 24. France Médias Monde. AFP. 10 August 2012. Retrieved 2 December 2014.