5000 metres

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5000 metres
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Runners in the 5000 metres at IAAF World Championships in Osaka 2007
World records
MenFlag of Uganda.svg  Joshua Cheptegei  (UGA) 12:35.36 (2020)
WomenFlag of Ethiopia.svg  Gudaf Tsegay  (ETH) 14:00.21 (2023)
Olympic records
MenFlag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH) 12:57.82 (2008)
WomenFlag of Kenya.svg  Vivian Cheruiyot  (KEN) 14:26.17 (2016)
World Championship records
MenFlag of Kenya.svg  Eliud Kipchoge  (KEN) 12:52.79 (2003)
WomenFlag of Kenya.svg  Hellen Obiri  (KEN) 14:26.72 (2019)

The 5000 metres or 5000-metre run is a common long-distance running event in track and field, approximately equivalent to 3 miles 188 yards or 16,404 feet 2 inches. It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics, run over 12+12 laps of a standard track. The same distance in road running is called a 5K run; referring to the distance in metres rather than kilometres serves to disambiguate the two events. 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.

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The event is almost the same length as the dolichos race held at the Ancient Olympic Games, introduced in 720 BCE. World Athletics keeps official records for both outdoor and indoor 5000-metre track events. [1] [2]

3 miles

The 5000 metres is the (slightly longer) approximate metric equivalent of the 3-mile (4,828.0 m) run, an event common in countries which used the imperial measurement system. The 3-mile event featured in the Commonwealth Games through 1966, and was a championship in the United States in non-Olympic years from 1953 to 1973. It required 12 laps around a 14-mile (402 m; 440 yd; 1,320 ft) track.

Continental records

AreaMenWomen
TimeAthleteNationTimeAthleteNation
Africa ( records )12:35.36 WR Joshua Cheptegei Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 14:00.21 WR Gudaf Tsegay Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Asia ( records )12:51.96 Albert Rop Flag of Bahrain.svg  Bahrain 14:28.09 Jiang Bo Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Europe ( records )12:45.01 Mohamed Katir Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 14:13.42 Sifan Hassan Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
North, Central America
and Caribbean
( records )
12:46.96 Grant Fisher Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 14:19.45 Alicia Monson Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States
Oceania ( records )12:55.76 Craig Mottram Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia 14:39.89 Kimberley Smith Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
South America ( records )13:11.57 Federico Bruno Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina 14:47.76 Joselyn Daniely Brea Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela

All-time top 25

Men (outdoor)

Ath.#Perf.#TimeAthleteNationDatePlaceRef.
1112:35.36 Joshua Cheptegei Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 14 August 2020 Monaco [6]
2212:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 31 May 2004 Hengelo
3312:39.36 Haile Gebrselassie Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 13 June 1998 Helsinki
4412:39.74 Daniel Komen Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 22 August 1997 Brussels
512:40.18K. Bekele #21 July 2005 Saint-Denis
5612:40.45 Berihu Aregawi Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 30 June 2023 Lausanne [7]
712:41.61Cheptegei #230 June 2023 Lausanne [7]
6812:41.73 Yomif Kejelcha Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 15 June 2023 Oslo [8]
Jacob Kiplimo Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda 15 June 2023 Oslo [8]
1012:41.86Gebrselassie #213 August 1997 Zürich
81112:42.18 Hagos Gebrhiwet Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 21 July 2023 Monaco [9]
1212:42.58Aregawi #221 July 2023 Monaco [9]
91312:42.70 Telahun Haile Bekele Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 21 July 2023 Monaco [9]
101412:43.02 Selemon Barega Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 31 August 2018 Brussels [10]
1512:44.39Gebrselassie #316 August 1995 Zürich
1612:44.90Komen #213 August 1997 Zürich
111712:45.01 Mohamed Katir Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 21 July 2023 Monaco [9]
1812:45.09Komen #314 August 1996 Zürich
121912:45.71 Jacob Krop Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2 September 2022 Brussels [11]
2012:45.82Gebrhiwet #231 August 2018 Brussels [10]
2112:46.02Krop #221 July 2023 Monaco [9]
2212:46.21T. H. Bekele #215 June 2023 Oslo [8]
132312:46.33 Nicholas Kimeli Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 9 June 2022 Rome [12]
142412:46.53 Eliud Kipchoge Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 2 July 2004 Rome
2512:46.79Kejelcha #231 August 2018 Brussels [10]
Krop #39 June 2022 Rome [12]
1512:46.81 Dejen Gebremeskel Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 6 July 2012 Saint-Denis [13]
1612:46.96 Grant Fisher Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 2 September 2022 Brussels [11]
1712:47.04 Sileshi Sihine Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 2 July 2004 Rome
1812:47.20 Mohammed Ahmed Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 10 July 2020 Portland [14]
1912:48.45 Jakob Ingebrigtsen Flag of Norway.svg  Norway 10 June 2021 Florence [15]
2012:48.64 Isaiah Koech Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 6 July 2012 Saint-Denis [13]
2112:48.66 Isaac Kiprono Songok Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 18 August 2006 Zürich
2212:48.77 Yenew Alamirew Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 6 July 2012 Saint-Denis [13]
2312:48.81 Stephen Cherono Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 12 June 2003 Ostrava
2412:49.04 Thomas Longosiwa Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 6 July 2012 Saint-Denis
2512:49.28 Brahim Lahlafi Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco 25 August 2000 Brussels

Women (outdoor)

Ath.#Perf.#TimeAthleteNationDatePlaceRef.
1114:00.21 Gudaf Tsegay Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 17 September 2023 Eugene [17]
2214:05.20 Faith Kipyegon Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 9 June 2023 Paris [18]
3314:05.92 Beatrice Chebet Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 17 September 2023 Eugene [17]
4414:06.62 Letesenbet Gidey Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 7 October 2020 Valencia [19]
514:07.94Gidey #29 June 2023 Paris [18]
614:08.79Gidey #33 September 2023 Berlin [20]
5714:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 6 June 2008 Oslo
814:12.29Tsegay #223 July 2023 London [21]
6914:12.59 Almaz Ayana Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 2 June 2016 Rome [22]
71014:12.88 Meseret Defar Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 22 July 2008 Stockholm
1114:12.92Chebet #223 July 2023 London [21]
81214:12.98 Ejgayehu Taye Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 27 May 2022 Eugene [23]
1314:13.31Taye #29 June 2023 Paris [18]
1414:13.32Tsegay #38 June 2021 Hengelo [24]
91514:13.42 Sifan Hassan Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands 23 July 2023 London [21]
1614:14.09Taye #38 June 2021 Hengelo [24]
1714:14.32Ayana #217 May 2015 Shanghai
101814:15.24 Senbere Teferi Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 8 June 2021 Hengelo [24]
111914:15.41 Genzebe Dibaba Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 4 July 2015 Saint-Denis [25]
2014:16.31Ayana #322 May 2016 Rabat
122114:16.54 Medina Eisa Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 23 July 2023 London [26]
2214:16.63Defar #215 June 2007 Oslo
132314:18.37 Hellen Obiri Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 8 June 2017 Rome [27]
2414:18.89Ayana #49 September 2016 Brussels
142514:19.45 Alicia Monson Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 23 July 2023 London [26]
1514:20.68 Agnes Tirop Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 21 July 2019 London [28]
1614:20.87 Vivian Cheruiyot Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 29 July 2011 Stockholm
1714:23.05 Lilian Kasait Rengeruk Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 9 June 2023 Paris [18]
1814:23.45 Freweyni Hailu Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 9 June 2023 Paris [18]
1914:23.67 Margaret Kipkemboi Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 9 June 2023 Paris [18]
2014:23.75 Liliya Shobukhova Flag of Russia.svg  Russia 19 July 2008 Kazan
2114:23.92 Shelby Houlihan Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 10 July 2020 Portland [29]
2214:24.68 Elvan Abeylegesse Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey 11 June 2004 Bergen
2314:25.34 Francine Niyonsaba Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi 3 September 2021 Brussels [30]
2414:25.84 Dawit Seyaum Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 16 June 2022 Oslo [31]
2514:26.34 Karissa Schweizer Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 10 July 2020 Portland

Men (indoor)

Ath.#Perf.#TimeAthleteNationDatePlaceRef.
1112:49.60 Kenenisa Bekele Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 20 February 2004 Birmingham
2212:50.38 Haile Gebrselassie Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 14 February 1999 Birmingham
3312:51.48 Daniel Komen Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 19 February 1998 Stockholm
4412:51.61 William Kincaid Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 27 January 2023 Boston [33]
5512:51.84 Grant Fisher Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 16 February 2024 Boston [34]
6612:53.29 Isiah Koech Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 11 February 2011 Düsseldorf
712:53.73Fisher #212 February 2022 Boston
7812:54.99 Joe Klecker Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 27 January 2023 Boston [33]
8912:55.72 Eliud Kipchoge Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 11 February 2011 Düsseldorf
91012:56.76 Adriaan Wildschutt Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa 26 January 2024 Boston [35]
101112:56.87 Mohammed Ahmed Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 12 February 2022 Boston
111212:57.08 Marc Scott Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 12 February 2022 Boston
121312:57.14 Nico Young Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 26 January 2024 Boston [35]
131412:57.52 Edwin Kurgat Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 26 January 2024 Boston [36]
141512:58.67 Thomas Longosiwa Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 10 February 2012 Düsseldorf
151612:58.68 George Mills Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 26 January 2024 Boston [37]
161712:58.73 Sam Atkin Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 26 January 2024 Boston [35]
1812:59.04Gebrselassie #220 February 1997 Stockholm
171913:00.48 Emmanuel Bor Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 12 February 2022 Boston
182013:01.26 Galen Rupp Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 16 January 2014 Boston
192113:02.09 Yared Nuguse Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 26 January 2024 Boston [38]
2213:02.36I. Koech #210 February 2012 Düsseldorf
202313:02.69 Paul Kipsiele Koech Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 10 February 2012 Düsseldorf
2413:02.95P. K. Koech #23 February 2010 Düsseldorf
212513:03.17 Abdihamid Nur Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 26 January 2024 Boston [35]
2213:03.46 John Heymans Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium 26 January 2024 Boston [35]
2313:03.57 Morgan Beadlescomb Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 26 January 2024 Boston [35]
2413:03.78 Graham Blanks Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 2 December 2023 Boston [39]
2513:04.05 Patrick Dever Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  United Kingdom 16 February 2024 Boston [34]

Women (indoor)

Ath.#Perf.#TimeAthleteNationDatePlaceRef.
1114:18.86 Genzebe Dibaba Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 19 February 2015 Stockholm
2214:24.37 Meseret Defar Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 18 February 2009 Stockholm
314:24.79Defar #210 February 2010 Stockholm
3414:27.42 Tirunesh Dibaba Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 27 January 2007 Boston
4514:30.79 Konstanze Klosterhalfen Flag of Germany.svg  Germany 27 February 2020 Boston
5614:31.38 Gabriela DeBues-Stafford Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada 11 February 2022 Boston
714:32.93T. Dibaba #229 January 2005 Boston
6814:33.17 Elise Cranny Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 11 February 2022 Boston
914:35.46T. Dibaba #328 January 2006 Boston
71014:39.29 Berhane Adere Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 31 January 2004 Stuttgart
81114:39.89 Kimberley Smith Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand 27 February 2009 New York City
91214:42.94 Senayet Getachew Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 27 January 2024 Boston [41]
101314:43.25 Fantaye Belayneh Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 27 January 2024 Boston [42]
1414:44.53T. Dibaba #46 February 2010 Boston
111514:44.94 Aynadis Mebratu Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 27 January 2024 Boston [43]
121614:46.37 Marta Garcia Flag of Spain.svg  Spain 27 January 2024 Boston [44]
131714:46.51 Josette Andrews Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 27 January 2024 Boston [45]
141814:46.80 Sentayehu Ejigu Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia 10 February 2010 Stockholm
151914:47.35 Gabriela Szabo Flag of Romania.svg  Romania 13 February 1999 Dortmund
2014:47.62Ejigu #27 February 2009 Boston
162114:47.62 Shalane Flanagan Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 7 February 2009 Boston
2214:48.21Adere #25 February 2003 Dortmund
172314:48.51 Vanessa Fraser Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 27 February 2020 Boston
182414:48.75 Courtney Frerichs Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 11 February 2022 Boston
192514:49.12 Laura Muir Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain 4 January 2017 Glasglow
2014:49.36 Gete Wami Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia 11 February 2001 Dortmund
2114:49.78 Courtney Wayment Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 27 January 2024 Boston [45]
2214:51.69 Tegla Loroupe Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 13 February 1999 Dortmund
2314:51.91 Emily Infeld Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 27 February 2020 Boston
2414:52.21 Natosha Rogers Flag of the United States (23px).png  United States 10 February 2023 Boston
2514:52.67 Sally Kipyego Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya 6 February 2010 Boston

Olympic medalists

Men

Two men have won the Olympic 5000 metres on two occasions, both times back-to-back. Lasse Virén of Finland was the first to achieve the feat, winning the title in 1972 in Munich, before retaining the title in 1976 in Montreal. Mo Farah of Great Britain matched the achievement, winning the title in 2012 in London, and retaining it four years later in Rio de Janeiro. Both men achieved 5000/10,000 m doubles on each occasion.

Finnish legend Paavo Nurmi is the only male runner to have won three Olympic medals at the distance, a gold and two silvers between 1920 and 1928.

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1912 Stockholm
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Hannes Kolehmainen
Flag of Russia.svg  Finland
Jean Bouin
Flag of France.svg  France
George Hutson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1920 Antwerp
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Joseph Guillemot
Flag of France.svg  France
Paavo Nurmi
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Eric Backman
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1924 Paris
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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
1928 Amsterdam
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Ville Ritola
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Paavo Nurmi
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Edvin Wide
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
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Lauri Lehtinen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Ralph Hill
US flag 48 stars.svg  United States
Lauri Virtanen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1936 Berlin
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Gunnar Höckert
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Lauri Lehtinen
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Henry Jonsson
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden
1948 London
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Gaston Reiff
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium
Emil Zátopek
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
Wim Slijkhuis
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
1952 Helsinki
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Emil Zátopek
Flag of Czechoslovakia.svg  Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
Flag of France.svg  France
Herbert Schade
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
1956 Melbourne
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Vladimir Kuts
Flag of the Soviet Union.svg  Soviet Union
Gordon Pirie
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Derek Ibbotson
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1960 Rome
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Murray Halberg
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Hans Grodotzki
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
Kazimierz Zimny
Flag of Poland (1928-1980).svg  Poland
1964 Tokyo
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Bob Schul
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Harald Norpoth
Flag of the German Olympic Team (1960-1968).svg  United Team of Germany
Bill Dellinger
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
1968 Mexico City
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Mohammed Gammoudi
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia
Kipchoge Keino
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Naftali Temu
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
1972 Munich
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Lasse Virén
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Mohammed Gammoudi
Flag of Tunisia (1959-1999).svg  Tunisia
Ian Stewart
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
1976 Montreal
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Lasse Virén
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Dick Quax
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand
Klaus-Peter Hildenbrand
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
1980 Moscow
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Miruts Yifter
Flag of Ethiopia (1975-1987).svg  Ethiopia
Suleiman Nyambui
Flag of Tanzania.svg  Tanzania
Kaarlo Maaninka
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
1984 Los Angeles
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Saïd Aouita
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Markus Ryffel
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
António Leitão
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal
1988 Seoul
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John Ngugi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Dieter Baumann
Flag of Germany.svg  West Germany
Hansjörg Kunze
Flag of East Germany.svg  East Germany
1992 Barcelona
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Dieter Baumann
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Paul Bitok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Fita Bayisa
Flag of Ethiopia (1987-1991).svg  Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
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Vénuste Niyongabo
Flag of Burundi.svg  Burundi
Paul Bitok
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Khalid Boulami
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2000 Sydney
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Million Wolde
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Ali Saïdi-Sief
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria
Brahim Lahlafi
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
2004 Athens
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Hicham El Guerrouj
Flag of Morocco.svg  Morocco
Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2008 Beijing
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Kenenisa Bekele
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Eliud Kipchoge
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Edwin Soi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2012 London
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Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Dejen Gebremeskel
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Thomas Longosiwa
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Mo Farah
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain
Paul Chelimo
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Hagos Gebrhiwet
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
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Joshua Cheptegei
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda
Mohammed Ahmed
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada
Paul Chelimo
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
2024 Paris
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Women

Only one woman has won the Olympic 5000 metres title twice, Ethiopian Meseret Defar winning in Athens in 2004, taking silver behind compatriot Tirunesh Dibaba in 2008, before regaining the title in London in 2012. Defar and Dibaba are the only athletes with three Olympic medals at the distance, with both reaching the podium in 2004, 2008 and 2012.

GamesGoldSilverBronze
1996 Atlanta
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Wang Junxia
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China
Pauline Konga
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Roberta Brunet
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy
2000 Sydney
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Gabriela Szabo
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania
Sonia O'Sullivan
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland
Gete Wami
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2004 Athens
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Meseret Defar
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Isabella Ochichi
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
2008 Beijing
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Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Meseret Defar
Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ethiopia
Sylvia Kibet
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
2012 London
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Meseret Defar
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
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Vivian Cheruiyot
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Hellen Obiri
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Almaz Ayana
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
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Sifan Hassan
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands
Hellen Obiri
Flag of Kenya.svg  Kenya
Gudaf Tsegay
Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Ethiopia
2024 Paris
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World Championships medalists

Men

In the World Championships, Great Britain's Mo Farah stands alone, the most successful and most decorated athlete in the event with three gold medals (2011, 2013 and 2015) and four medals in total (including silver in 2017) between 2011 and 2017. Kenya's Ismael Kirui was the first athlete to win the title twice in 1993 and 1995, and Ethiopia's Muktar Edris the third between 2017 and 2019.

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1983 Helsinki
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Flag of Ireland.svg  Eamonn Coghlan  (IRL)Flag of East Germany.svg  Werner Schildhauer  (GDR)Flag of Finland.svg  Martti Vainio  (FIN)
1987 Rome
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Flag of Morocco.svg  Saïd Aouita  (MAR)Flag of Portugal.svg  Domingos Castro  (POR)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Jack Buckner  (GBR)
1991 Tokyo
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Yobes Ondieki  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Fita Bayisa  (ETH)Flag of Morocco.svg  Brahim Boutayeb  (MAR)
1993 Stuttgart
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Ismael Kirui  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia (1991-1996).svg  Fita Bayisa  (ETH)
1995 Gothenburg
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Ismael Kirui  (KEN)Flag of Morocco.svg  Khalid Boulami  (MAR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Shem Kororia  (KEN)
1997 Athens
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Daniel Komen  (KEN)Flag of Morocco.svg  Khalid Boulami  (MAR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Tom Nyariki  (KEN)
1999 Seville
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Flag of Morocco.svg  Salah Hissou  (MAR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Benjamin Limo  (KEN)Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Mohammed Mourhit  (BEL)
2001 Edmonton
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Richard Limo  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Million Wolde  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  John Kibowen  (KEN)
2003 Saint-Denis
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Eliud Kipchoge  (KEN)Flag of Morocco.svg  Hicham El Guerrouj  (MAR)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH)
2005 Helsinki
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Flag of Kenya.svg  Benjamin Limo  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Sileshi Sihine  (ETH)Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Craig Mottram  (AUS)
2007 Osaka
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Flag of the United States.svg  Bernard Lagat  (USA)Flag of Kenya.svg  Eliud Kipchoge  (KEN)Flag of Uganda.svg  Moses Kipsiro  (UGA)
2009 Berlin
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Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH)Flag of the United States.svg  Bernard Lagat  (USA)Flag of Qatar.svg  James Kwalia  (QAT)
2011 Daegu
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of the United States.svg  Bernard Lagat  (USA)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Dejen Gebremeskel  (ETH)
2013 Moscow
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Hagos Gebrhiwet  (ETH)Flag of Kenya.svg  Isiah Koech  (KEN)
2015 Beijing
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Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Caleb Ndiku  (KEN)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Hagos Gebrhiwet  (ETH)
2017 London
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Muktar Edris  (ETH)Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Mo Farah  (GBR)Flag of the United States.svg  Paul Chelimo  (USA)
2019 Doha
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Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Muktar Edris  (ETH)Flag of Ethiopia.svg  Selemon Barega  (ETH)Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Mohammed Ahmed  (CAN)
2022 Eugene
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Flag of Norway.svg  Jakob Ingebrigtsen  (NOR)Flag of Kenya.svg  Jacob Krop  (KEN)Flag of Uganda.svg  Oscar Chelimo  (UGA)
2023 Budapest
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Flag of Norway.svg  Jakob Ingebrigtsen  (NOR)Flag of Spain.svg  Mohamed Katir  (ESP)Flag of Kenya.svg  Jacob Krop  (KEN)

Women

Romania's Gabriela Szabo won the title twice between 1995 and 1997. Since then four African runners - two Kenyan, two Ethiopian - have repeated the feat; Tirunesh Dibaba and Meseret Defar of Ethiopia and Vivian Cheruiyot and Hellen Obiri of Kenya. Meseret Defar's five medals - 2 gold, a silver and two bronze won between 2005 and 2013 - are the most won in the event by any athlete.

ChampionshipsGoldSilverBronze
1995 Gothenburg
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Flag of Ireland.svg  Sonia O'Sullivan  (IRL)Flag of Portugal.svg  Fernanda Ribeiro  (POR)Flag of Morocco.svg  Zahra Ouaziz  (MAR)
1997 Athens
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Flag of Romania.svg  Gabriela Szabo  (ROU)Flag of Italy.svg  Roberta Brunet  (ITA)Flag of Portugal.svg  Fernanda Ribeiro  (POR)
1999 Seville
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Flag of Romania.svg  Gabriela Szabo  (ROU)Flag of Morocco.svg  Zahra Ouaziz  (MAR)Flag of Ethiopia (1996-2009).svg  Ayelech Worku  (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
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