| Athletics |
Runners in the 5000 metres at IAAF World Championships in Osaka 2007.
The 5000 metres or 5000-metre 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.
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-metre track events.
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.
|1||12:35.36||14 August 2020||Monaco|
|2||12:37.35||31 May 2004||Hengelo|
|3||12:39.36||13 June 1998||Helsinki|
|4||12:39.74||22 August 1997||Brussels|
|5||12:43.02||31 August 2018||Brussels|
|6||12:45.82||31 August 2018||Brussels|
|7||12:46.53||2 July 2004||Rome|
|8||12:46.79||31 August 2018||Brussels|
|9||12:46.81||6 July 2012||Saint-Denis|
|10||12:47.04||2 July 2004||Rome|
|11||12:47.20||10 July 2020||Portland|
|12||12:48.63||8 September 2020||Ostrava|
|13||12:48.64||6 July 2012||Saint-Denis|
|14||12:48.66||18 August 2006||Zürich|
|15||12:48.77||6 July 2012||Saint-Denis|
|16||12:48.81||12 June 2003||Ostrava|
|17||12:49.04||6 July 2012||Saint-Denis|
|18||12:49.28||25 August 2000||Brussels|
|19||12:49.50||6 July 2012||Saint-Denis|
|20||12:49.71||25 August 2000||Brussels|
|21||12:49.87||13 August 1997||Zürich|
|22||12:50.24||12 June 2003||Ostrava|
|23||12:50.25||26 August 2005||Brussels|
|24||12:50.55||1 June 2008||Berlin|
|25||12:50.72||14 September 2007||Brussels|
Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 12:49.60:
|1||14:11.15||6 June 2008||Oslo|
|2||14:12.59||2 June 2016||Rome|
|3||14:12.88||22 July 2008||Stockholm|
|4||14:15.41||4 July 2015||Saint-Denis|
|5||14:18.37||8 June 2017||Rome|
|6||14:20.68||21 July 2019||London|
|7||14:20.87||29 July 2011||Stockholm|
|8||14:22.12||21 July 2019||London|
|9||14:23.14||13 July 2018||Rabat|
|10||14:23.33||13 July 2018||Rabat|
|11||14:23.75||19 July 2008||Kazan|
|12||14:23.92||10 July 2020||Portland|
|13||14:24.68||11 June 2004||Bergen|
|14||14:26.34||10 July 2020||Portland|
|15||14:26.76||3 August 2019||Berlin|
|16||14:27.49||5 October 2019||Doha|
|17||14:27.55||1 September 2017||Brussels|
|18||14:28.09||23 October 1997||Shanghai|
|19||14:28.39||16 July 2010||Saint-Denis|
|20||14:29.11||20 June 2004||Bydgoszcz|
|21||14:29.32||31 August 2001||Berlin|
|27 June 2003||Oslo|
|23||14:29.60||5 October 2019||Doha|
|24||14:29.82||23 October 1997||Shanghai|
|25||14:30.42||8 September 2011||Zürich|
Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 14:30.42:
| 1912 Stockholm || Hannes Kolehmainen || Jean Bouin || George Hutson |
| 1920 Antwerp || Joseph Guillemot || Paavo Nurmi || Eric Backman |
| 1924 Paris || Paavo Nurmi || Ville Ritola || Edvin Wide |
| 1928 Amsterdam || Ville Ritola || Paavo Nurmi || Edvin Wide |
| 1932 Los Angeles || Lauri Lehtinen || Ralph Hill || Lauri Virtanen |
| 1936 Berlin || Gunnar Höckert || Lauri Lehtinen || Henry Jonsson |
| 1948 London || Gaston Reiff || Emil Zátopek || Wim Slijkhuis |
| 1952 Helsinki || Emil Zátopek || Alain Mimoun || Herbert Schade |
| 1956 Melbourne || Vladimir Kuts || Gordon Pirie || Derek Ibbotson |
| 1960 Rome || Murray Halberg || Hans Grodotzki || Kazimierz Zimny |
| 1964 Tokyo || Bob Schul || Harald Norpoth || Bill Dellinger |
| 1968 Mexico City || Mohammed Gammoudi || Kipchoge Keino || Naftali Temu |
| 1972 Munich || Lasse Virén || Mohammed Gammoudi || Ian Stewart |
| 1976 Montreal || Lasse Virén || Dick Quax || Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand |
| 1980 Moscow || Miruts Yifter || Suleiman Nyambui || Kaarlo Maaninka |
| 1984 Los Angeles || Saïd Aouita || Markus Ryffel || António Leitão |
| 1988 Seoul || John Ngugi || Dieter Baumann || Hansjörg Kunze |
| 1992 Barcelona || Dieter Baumann || Paul Bitok || Fita Bayisa |
| 1996 Atlanta || Vénuste Niyongabo || Paul Bitok || Khalid Boulami |
| 2000 Sydney || Million Wolde || Ali Saïdi-Sief || Brahim Lahlafi |
| 2004 Athens || Hicham El Guerrouj || Kenenisa Bekele || Eliud Kipchoge |
| 2008 Beijing || Kenenisa Bekele || Eliud Kipchoge || Edwin Soi |
| 2012 London || Mo Farah || Dejen Gebremeskel || Thomas Pkemei Longosiwa |
| 2016 Rio de Janeiro || Mo Farah || Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo || Hagos Gebrhiwet |
| 1996 Atlanta || Wang Junxia || Pauline Konga || Roberta Brunet |
| 2000 Sydney || Gabriela Szabo || Sonia O'Sullivan || Gete Wami |
| 2004 Athens || Meseret Defar || Isabella Ochichi || Tirunesh Dibaba |
| 2008 Beijing || Tirunesh Dibaba || Elvan Abeylegesse || Meseret Defar |
| 2012 London || Meseret Defar || Vivian Cheruiyot || Tirunesh Dibaba |
| 2016 Rio de Janeiro || Vivian Cheruiyot || Hellen Obiri || Almaz Ayana |
Template:World Championship in Athletics Medalists in Men's 5000 metres
| 1995 Gothenburg |
| 1997 Athens |
| 1999 Seville |
| 2001 Edmonton |
| 2003 Saint-Denis |
| 2005 Helsinki |
| 2007 Osaka |
| 2009 Berlin |
| 2011 Daegu |
| 2013 Moscow |
| 2015 Beijing |
| 2017 London |
| 2019 Doha |
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