Athletics at the 2016 Summer Olympics – Men’s 5000 metres
Men’s 5000 metres at the Games of the XXXI Olympiad
17 August 2016 (heats) 20 August 2016 (final)
Mo Farah Great Britain Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo United States Hagos Gebrhiwet Ethiopia
Who won the Olympic 5k 2021?
American Paul Chelimo, the 2016 silver medalist, gets bronze. Moving up one spot from his silver in the 10,000 earlier in the Games, world record-holder Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda won the men’s Olympic 5,000-meter title in 12:58.15 on August 6 in Tokyo.
How many qualify 5000m final?
Entry number: 42….Men’s 5000 m.
Entry standard – 13:13.50
No. of athletes
Jimmy Gressier Hugo Hay
How many laps is 5000m in Olympics?
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 121⁄2 laps of a standard track.
Who is the 5000 m winner at the Olympics?
Historically, athletes in this event have also had success in the 10,000 metres at the Olympics. The winner of the men’s Olympic 5000 m has completed a long-distance track double on nine occasions, the most recent being Farah at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
Who is the only woman to win the 5000 m?
The winner of the men’s Olympic 5000 m has completed a long-distance track double on nine occasions, the most recent being Farah at the 2016 Rio Olympics. Tirunesh Dibaba is the only woman to complete this double, having done so at the 2008 Beijing Olympics .
When was the world record for 5000 metres set?
At the inaugural 1912 Olympic 5000 metres, Hannes Kolehmainen set the first official IAAF world record for the event. However, this remains the only time that the 5000 metres world record has been broken in Olympic competition.
How many medals has Kenya won in the 5000 m?
Kenya have won fourteen medals in the 5000 m, second only to Ethiopia in total medals in the event, although John Ngugi and Vivian Cheruiyot are the only Kenyans to have won Olympic gold. nb The German total includes teams both competing as Germany and the United Team of Germany, but not East or West Germany.