10,000 metres

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10,000 metres
Mens 10000m final sydney olympics 2000.jpg
10,000 metres at Sydney 2000.
World records
MenFlag of Uganda.svg  Joshua Cheptegei  (UGA) 26:11.00 (2020)
WomenFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Letesenbet Gidey  (ETH) 29:01.03 (2021)
Olympic records
MenFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH) 27:01.17 (2008)
WomenFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Almaz Ayana  (ETH) 29:17.45 (2016)
World Championship records
MenFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH) 26:46.31 (2009)
WomenFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Berhane Adere  (ETH) 30:04.18 (2003)

The 10,000 metres or the 10,000-metre run is a common long-distance track running event. The event is part of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships, and is common at championship level events. The race consists of 25 laps around an Olympic-sized track. It is less commonly held at track and field meetings, due to its duration. The 10,000-metre track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by its reference to the distance in metres rather than kilometres.

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The 10,000 metres is the longest standard track event, approximately equivalent to 6 miles 376 yards or 32,808 feet 5 inches. Most of those running such races also compete in road races and cross country events.

Taisto Maki from Finland breaks the 30-minute barrier in Helsinki on 17 September 1939. Taisto Maki sets 10,000 m world record.jpeg
Taisto Mäki from Finland breaks the 30-minute barrier in Helsinki on 17 September 1939.

Added to the Olympic programme in 1912, athletes from Finland, nicknamed the "Flying Finns", dominated the event until the late 1940s. In the 1960s, African runners began to come to the fore. [1] In 1988, the women's competition debuted in the Olympic Games.

Official records are kept for outdoor 10,000-metre track events. [2] The world record for men is held by Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda in 26:11.00, posted at Valencia, Spain on 7 October 2020. For women, the world track 10,000-metre record is held by Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in 29:17.45 to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics on 12 August 2016. Sifan Hassan of Netherlands in 29:06.82 on 6 June 2021 in Hengelo, but that time has not yet been ratified as a world record. Letesenbet Gidey of Ethiopia broke the world record again on 8 June 2021 in Hengelo with a time of 29:01.03. That record is also pending ratification.

The 10,000 metres demands exceptional levels of aerobic endurance, and elite athletes typically train in excess of 160 km (100 miles) a week. [3]

6 miles

10,000 metres is the slightly longer metric derivative of the 6-mile (9,656.1-metre) run, an event common in countries when they were using the imperial measurement system. 6 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 24 laps around a 14-mile (402 m; 440 yd; 1,320 ft) track.

All-time top 25

Men

Kenenisa Bekele (right), the former 10,000 m world record holder. Kenenisa Bekele Golden League Paris 2006.jpg
Kenenisa Bekele (right), the former 10,000 m world record holder.
RankTimeAthleteDatePlaceRef
126:11.00Flag of Uganda.svg  Joshua Cheptegei  (UGA)7 October 2020 Valencia [4]
226:17.53Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH)26 August 2005 Brussels
326:22.75Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)1 June 1998 Hengelo
426:27.85Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Tergat  (KEN)22 August 1997 Brussels
526:30.03Flag of Kenya.svg  Nicholas Kemboi  (KEN)5 September 2003 Brussels
626:30.74Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Abebe Dinkesa  (ETH)29 May 2005 Hengelo
726:33.93Flag of Uganda.svg  Jacob Kiplimo  (UGA)19 May 2021 Ostrava [5]
826:35.63Flag of Kenya.svg  Micah Kogo  (KEN)25 August 2006 Brussels
926:36.26Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Koech  (KEN)22 August 1997 Brussels
1026:37.25Flag of Eritrea.svg  Zersenay Tadese  (ERI)25 August 2006 Brussels
1126:38.08Flag of Morocco.svg  Salah Hissou  (MAR)23 August 1996 Brussels
1226:38.76Flag of Qatar.svg  Abdullah Ahmad Hassan  (QAT)5 September 2003 Brussels
1326:39.69Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Sileshi Sihine  (ETH)31 May 2004 Hengelo
1426:39.77Flag of Uganda.svg  Boniface Kiprop Toroitich  (UGA)26 August 2005 Brussels
1526:41.75Flag of Kenya.svg  Samuel Wanjiru  (KEN)26 August 2005 Brussels
1626:43.98Flag of Kenya.svg  Lucas Kimeli Rotich  (KEN)7 September 2011 Brussels
1726:44.36Flag of the United States.svg  Galen Rupp  (USA)30 May 2014 Eugene
1826:46.57Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)3 June 2011 Eugene
1926:48.35Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Imane Merga  (ETH)3 June 2011 Eugene
2026:48.95Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Hagos Gebrhiwet  (ETH)17 July 2019 Hengelo [6]
2126:48.99Flag of Kenya.svg  Josphat Bett Kipkoech  (KEN)3 June 2011 Eugene
2226:49.02Flag of Kenya.svg  Eliud Kipchoge  (KEN)26 May 2007 Hengelo
2326:49.20Flag of Kenya.svg  Moses Ndiema Masai  (KEN)14 September 2007 Brussels
2426:49.34Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Yomif Kejelcha  (ETH)6 October 2019 Doha [7]
2526:49.38Flag of Kenya.svg  Sammy Kipketer  (KEN)30 August 2002 Brussels

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or faster than 26:48.36:

  • Leonard Komon of Kenya ran the 10k road distance in a time of 26:44 in a world record performance in Utrecht on 26 September 2011. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore not eligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.

Women

Pos.TimeAthleteDatePlaceRef
129:01.03Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Letesenbet Gidey  (ETH)8 June 2021 Hengelo [9]
229:06.82Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Sifan Hassan  (NED)6 June 2021 Hengelo [10]
329:17.45Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Almaz Ayana  (ETH)12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
429:31.78Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Junxia  (CHN)8 September 1993 Beijing
529:32.53Flag of Kenya.svg  Vivian Cheruiyot  (KEN)12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
629:39.42Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Gudaf Tsegay  (ETH)8 May 2021 Maia [12]
729:42.56Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Tirunesh Dibaba  (ETH)12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
829:50.77Flag of Bahrain.svg  Kalkidan Gezahegne  (BHN)8 May 2021 Maia [13]
929:53.51Flag of Kenya.svg  Alice Aprot Nawowuna  (KEN)12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
1029:53.80Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Meselech Melkamu  (ETH)14 June 2009 Utrecht
1129.59.20Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Meseret Defar  (ETH)11 July 2009 Birmingham
1230:01.09Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Paula Radcliffe  (GBR)6 August 2002 Munich
1330:04.18Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Berhane Adere  (ETH)23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
1430:06.01Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Tsigie Gebreselama  (ETH)8 June 2021 Hengelo [9]
1530:07.15Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Werknesh Kidane  (ETH)23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
1630:07.20Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Sun Yingjie  (CHN)23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
1730:07.78Flag of Kenya.svg  Betsy Saina  (KEN)12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
1830:11.53Flag of Kenya.svg  Florence Jebet Kiplagat  (KEN)14 June 2009 Utrecht
1930:11.87Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Wude Ayalew  (ETH)14 June 2009 Utrecht
2030:12.53Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Lornah Kiplagat  (NED)23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
2130:13.17Flag of the United States.svg  Molly Huddle  (USA)12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [11]
2230:13.37Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhong Huandi  (CHN)8 September 1993 Beijing
2330:13.74Flag of Norway.svg  Ingrid Kristiansen  (NOR)5 July 1986 Oslo
2430:17.49Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Derartu Tulu  (ETH)30 September 2000 Sydney
2530:18.39Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ejegayehu Dibaba  (ETH)28 June 2005 Sollentuna

Notes

Below is a list of other times equal or faster than 30:17.15:

  • Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey's time of 29:56.34 set in Beijing on 15 August 2008 was annulled due to doping offense.
  • Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya ran the 10k distance in a time of 30:04 en route to her world record performance in the half-marathon in Prague on 1 April 2017. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore ineligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.
  • Violah Jepchumba of Kenya ran the 10k distance in a time of 30:05 en route to her personal best in the half-marathon in Prague on 1 April 2017. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore ineligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.

Olympic medalists

Men

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1912 Stockholm
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Hannes Kolehmainen
Flag of Russia.svg  Finland
Lewis Tewanima
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Albin Stenroos
Flag of Russia.svg  Finland
1920 Antwerp
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Paavo Nurmi
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Joseph Guillemot
Flag of France.svg  France
James Wilson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1924 Paris
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Ville Ritola
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Edvin Wide
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
Eero Berg
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1928 Amsterdam
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Paavo Nurmi
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Ville Ritola
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Edvin Wide
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
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Janusz Kusociński
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Lasse Virtanen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1936 Berlin
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Ilmari Salminen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Arvo Askola
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1948 London
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Emil Zátopek
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
Flag of France.svg  France
Bertil Albertsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1952 Helsinki
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Emil Zátopek
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
Flag of France.svg  France
Aleksandr Anufriyev
Flag of the Soviet Union (1936-1955).svg  Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne
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Vladimir Kuts
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
József Kovács
Flag of Hungary (1946-1949, 1956-1957).svg  Hungary
Al Lawrence
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1960 Rome
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Pyotr Bolotnikov
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Hans Grodotzki
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
Dave Power
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1964 Tokyo
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Billy Mills
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Mohammed Gammoudi
Pre-1999 Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia
Ron Clarke
Flag of Australia.svg  Australia
1968 Mexico City
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Naftali Temu
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Mamo Wolde
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia
Mohammed Gammoudi
Pre-1999 Flag of Tunisia.svg  Tunisia
1972 Munich
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Lasse Virén
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Emiel Puttemans
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Miruts Yifter
Flag of Ethiopia (1897-1936; 1941-1974).svg  Ethiopia
1976 Montreal
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Lasse Virén
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Carlos Lopes
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Brendan Foster
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1980 Moscow
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Miruts Yifter
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
Kaarlo Maaninka
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Mohamed Kedir
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
1984 Los Angeles
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Alberto Cova
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Mike McLeod
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Michael Musyoki
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1988 Seoul
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Brahim Boutayeb
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Salvatore Antibo
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
Kipkemboi Kimeli
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1992 Barcelona
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Khalid Skah
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Richard Chelimo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Addis Abebe
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
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Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Saleh Hissou
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2000 Sydney
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Haile Gebrselassie
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Assefa Mezgebu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2004 Athens
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Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Zersenay Tadese
Flag of Eritrea.svg  Eritrea
2008 Beijing
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Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Micah Kogo
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2012 London
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Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Galen Rupp
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Tariku Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Paul Tanui
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Tamirat Tola
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia

Women

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1988 Seoul
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Olga Bondarenko
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Liz McColgan
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
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Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
Elana Meyer
South African Olympic Flag.svg  South Africa
Lynn Jennings
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1996 Atlanta
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Fernanda Ribeiro
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
Wang Junxia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2000 Sydney
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Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Fernanda Ribeiro
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
2004 Athens
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Xing Huina
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Ejagayehu Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2008 Beijing
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Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Shalane Flanagan
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Linet Chepkwemoi Masai
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2012 London
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Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Sally Kipyego
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Almaz Ayana
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia

World Championships medalists

Men

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
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Flag of Italy.svg  Alberto Cova  (ITA)Flag of East Germany.svg  Werner Schildhauer  (GDR)Flag of East Germany.svg  Hansjörg Kunze  (GDR)
1987 Rome
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Kipkoech  (KEN)Flag of Italy.svg  Francesco Panetta  (ITA)Flag of East Germany.svg  Hansjörg Kunze  (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Moses Tanui  (KEN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Richard Chelimo  (KEN)Flag of Morocco.svg  Khalid Skah  (MAR)
1993 Stuttgart
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Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Moses Tanui  (KEN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Richard Chelimo  (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)Flag of Morocco.svg  Khalid Skah  (MAR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Tergat  (KEN)
1997 Athens
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Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Tergat  (KEN)Flag of Morocco.svg  Salah Hissou  (MAR)
1999 Seville
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Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Tergat  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Assefa Mezgebu  (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Charles Kamathi  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Assefa Mezgebu  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
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Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Sileshi Sihine  (ETH)
2005 Helsinki
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Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Sileshi Sihine  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Moses Mosop  (KEN)
2007 Osaka
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Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Sileshi Sihine  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Martin Mathathi  (KEN)
2009 Berlin
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Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH)Flag of Eritrea.svg  Zersenay Tadese  (ERI)Flag of Kenya.svg  Moses Ndiema Masai  (KEN)
2011 Daegu
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ibrahim Jeilan  (ETH)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Imane Merga  (ETH)
2013 Moscow
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ibrahim Jeilan  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Tanui  (KEN)
2015 Beijing
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Geoffrey Kipsang Kamworor  (KEN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Tanui  (KEN)
2017 London
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of Uganda.svg  Joshua Kiprui Cheptegei  (UGA)Flag of Kenya.svg  Paul Tanui  (KEN)
2019 Doha
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Flag of Uganda.svg  Joshua Cheptegei  (UGA)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Yomif Kejelcha  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Rhonex Kipruto  (KEN)

Women

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1987 Rome
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Flag of Norway.svg  Ingrid Kristiansen  (NOR)Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova  (URS)Flag of East Germany.svg  Kathrin Weßel  (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Liz McColgan  (GBR)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhong Huandi  (CHN)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Xiuting  (CHN)
1993 Stuttgart
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Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Wang Junxia  (CHN)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Zhong Huandi  (CHN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Sally Barsosio  (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
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Flag of Portugal.svg  Fernanda Ribeiro  (POR)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Derartu Tulu  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Tegla Loroupe  (KEN)
1997 Athens
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Sally Barsosio  (KEN)Flag of Portugal.svg  Fernanda Ribeiro  (POR)Flag of Japan.svg  Masako Chiba  (JPN)
1999 Seville
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Gete Wami  (ETH)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Paula Radcliffe  (GBR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Tegla Loroupe  (KEN)
2001 Edmonton
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Derartu Tulu  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Berhane Adere  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Gete Wami  (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Berhane Adere  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Werknesh Kidane  (ETH)Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  Sun Yingjie  (CHN)
2005 Helsinki
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Tirunesh Dibaba  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Berhane Adere  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ejegayehu Dibaba  (ETH)
2007 Osaka
details
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Tirunesh Dibaba  (ETH)Flag of the United States.svg  Kara Goucher  (USA)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jo Pavey  (GBR)
2009 Berlin
details
Flag of Kenya.svg  Linet Masai  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Meselech Melkamu  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Wude Ayalew  (ETH)
2011 Daegu
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Vivian Cheruiyot  (KEN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Sally Kipyego  (KEN)Flag of Kenya.svg  Linet Masai  (KEN)
2013 Moscow
details
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Tirunesh Dibaba  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Gladys Cherono Kiprono  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Belaynesh Oljira  (ETH)
2015 Beijing
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Vivian Cheruiyot  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Gelete Burka  (ETH)Flag of the United States.svg  Emily Infeld  (USA)
2017 London
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Almaz Ayana  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Tirunesh Dibaba  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Agnes Jebet Tirop  (KEN)
2019 Doha
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Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Sifan Hassan  (NED)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Letesenbet Gidey  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Agnes Jebet Tirop  (KEN)

European medalists

Men

Women

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Selemon Barega Shirtaga is an Ethiopian long-distance runner who competes primarily in the 5000 metres. He represented his country at the 2017 World Championships finishing fifth in the final. He also won gold medals at the 2016 World U20 Championships and 2017 World U18 Championships. He won a silver medal in the men's 5000 metres at the 2019 World Athletics Championships in Doha, Qatar.

The women's 10,000 metres at the World Athletics Championships was held at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha, Qatar, on 28 September 2019.

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