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5000 metres world record progression

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5000 metres world record progression

The official world records in the 5000 metres are held by Kenenisa Bekele with 12:37.35 minutes for men and Tirunesh Dibaba with 14:11.15 minutes for women. Both are from Bekoji, Ethiopia.

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The first world record in the men's 5000 m was recognized by the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) in 1912. As of January 2014, 35 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event.

The first world record in the women's 5000 m was recognized by the IAAF in 1981. As of January 2014, 13 world records have been ratified by the IAAF in the event. Before the event was recognised by the IAAF as an official world record event, the 3000 metres was the most common international women's long-distance track event. However, women did sometimes compete over 5000 m before its addition to the World Championships and Olympic programme in 1995 and 1996, respectively.

IAAF era

Auto times to the hundredth of a second were accepted by the IAAF for events up to and including 10,000m from 1981. Dick Quax's 13:12.9 from 1977 was recorded as 13:12.87 to the hundredth of a second.

IAAF world records

 Zola Budd (RSA) ran 15:01.83 in 1984, but this time was not ratified as a world record.

References

5000 metres world record progression Wikipedia


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