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Worlds Top 10 Greatest 5000 Meter Runners

      

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britian ranks as one of the fastest 5000 meter runners in the world

Paula Radcliffe of Great Britian ranks as one of the fastest 5000 meter runners in the world Kenenisa Bekele, world record holder 5K, 12"37.35

The 5000 metres (approximately 3.1 miles) is a popular running distance also known as a 5K or 5 km, colloquially “five-K”. It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics.

Listed below is the best 5K runners, male/female, in the world:

Time

Athlete

Venue

Date

12:37.35  Kenenisa Bekele  (ETH) Hengelo May 31 2004
12:39.36  Haile Gebrselassie  (ETH) Helsinki June 13, 1998
12:39.74  Daniel Komen  (KEN) Brussels August 22, 1997
12:46.53  Eliud Kipchoge  (KEN) Rome July 2, 2004
12:47.04  Sileshi Sihine  (ETH) Rome July 2, 2004
12:48.66  Isaac Songok  (KEN) Zürich August 18, 2006
12:48.81  Stephen Cherono  (KEN) Ostrava June 12, 2003
12:49.28  Brahim Lahlafi  (MAR) Brussels August 25, 2000
12:49.71  Mohammed Mourhit  (BEL) Brussels August 25, 2000
12:49.87  Paul Tergat  (KEN) Zürich August 13, 1997

 

Pos

Time

Athlete

Venue

Date

1. 14:11.15  Tirunesh Dibaba  (ETH) Oslo June 6, 2008
2. 14:12.88  Meseret Defar  (ETH) Stockholm July 22, 2008
3. 14:22.51  Vivian Cheruiyot  (KEN) Oslo June 15, 2007
4. 14:23.75  Liliya Shobukhova  (RUS) Kazan July 19, 2008
5. 14:24.68  Elvan Abeylegesse  (TUR) Bergen June 11, 2004
6. 14:28.09  Jiang Bo  (CHN) Shanghai October 23, 1997
7. 14:29.11  Paula Radcliffe  (GBR) Bydgoszcz June 20, 2004
8. 14:29.32  Olga Yegorova  (RUS) Berlin August 31 2001
 Berhane Adere  (ETH) Oslo June 27, 2003
10. 14:29.82  Dong Yanmei  (CHN) Shanghai October 23, 1997

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