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10,000 metres

Athletics
10,000 metres
10,000 metres at 2000 Summer Olympics, Sydney
World records
Men Joshua Cheptegei (UGA) 26:11.00 (2020)
Women Beatrice Chebet (KEN) 28:54.14 (2024)
Olympic records
Men Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 27:01.17 (2008)
Women Almaz Ayana (ETH) 29:17.45 (2016)
World Championship records
Men Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26:46.31 (2009)
Women Berhane Adere (ETH) 30:04.18 (2003)
World junior (U20) records
Men Samuel Wanjiru (KEN) 26:41.75 (2005)
Women Linet Masai (KEN) 30:26.50 (2008)

The 10,000 metres or the 10,000-metre run is a common long-distance track running event. The event is part of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games and the World Athletics Championships, and is common at championship-level events. The race consists of 25 laps around an Olympic-sized track. It is less commonly held at track and field meetings due to its duration. The 10,000-metre track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by referring to the distance in metres rather than kilometres.

The 10,000 metres is the longest standard track event, approximately equivalent to 6 miles 376 yards or 32,808 feet 5 inches. Most athletes in this event also compete in road races and cross country events.

Taisto Mäki from Finland breaks the 30-minute barrier in Helsinki on 17 September 1939.

Added to the Olympic programme in 1912, athletes from Finland nicknamed the "Flying Finns" dominated the event until the late 1940s. In the 1960s, African runners began to come to the fore.[1] In 1988, the women's competition debuted in the Olympic Games.

Official records are kept for outdoor 10,000-metre track events. The world record for men is held by Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda in 26:11.00, set in Valencia, Spain on 7 October 2020. For women, the world record is held by Beatrice Chebet of Kenya, in 28:54.14, set in Eugene, Oregon, on 25 May 2024.[2]

The 10,000 metres demands exceptional levels of aerobic endurance, and elite athletes typically train in excess of 160 km (100 miles) a week.[3]

6 miles

10,000 metres is the slightly longer metric derivative of the 6-mile (9,656.1-metre) run, an event common in countries when they were using the imperial measurement system. 6 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 24 laps around a 14-mile (402 m; 440 yd; 1,320 ft) track.

Continental records

Area Men Women
Time Athlete Nation Time Athlete Nation
Africa (records) 26:11.00 WR Joshua Cheptegei  Uganda 28:54.14 WR Beatrice Chebet  Kenya
Asia (records) 26:38.76 Ahmad Hassan Abdullah  Qatar 29:31.78 Wang Junxia  China
Europe (records) 26:46.57 Mo Farah  Great Britain 29:06.82 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands
North, Central America
and Caribbean
(records)
26:33.84 Grant Fisher  United States 30:03.82 Alicia Monson  United States
Oceania (records) 27:15.35 Jack Rayner  Australia 30:35.54 Kimberley Smith  New Zealand
South America (records) 27:28.12 Marílson Gomes dos Santos  Brazil 31:47.76 Carmem de Oliveira  Brazil

All-time top 25

Men

Kenenisa Bekele (right), the former 10,000 m world record holder.
Ath.# Perf.# Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 26:11.00 Joshua Cheptegei  Uganda 7 October 2020 Valencia [7]
2 2 26:17.53 Kenenisa Bekele  Ethiopia 26 August 2005 Brussels
3 26:20.31 Bekele #2 8 June 2004 Ostrava
3 4 26:22.75 Haile Gebrselassie  Ethiopia 1 June 1998 Hengelo
5 26:25.97 Bekele #3 8 June 2008 Eugene
4 6 26:27.85 Paul Tergat  Kenya 22 August 1997 Brussels
7 26:28.72 Bekele #4 29 May 2005 Hengelo
8 26:29.22 Gebrselassie #2 5 September 2003 Brussels
5 9 26:30.03 Nicholas Kemboi  Kenya 5 September 2003 Brussels
6 10 26:30.74 Abebe Dinkesa  Ethiopia 29 May 2005 Hengelo
11 26:31.32 Gebrselassie #3 4 July 1997 Oslo
7 12 26:33.84 Grant Fisher  United States 6 March 2022 San Juan Capistrano [8]
8 13 26:33.93 Jacob Kiplimo  Uganda 19 May 2021 Ostrava [9]
9 14 26:34.14 Mohammed Ahmed  Canada 6 March 2022 San Juan Capistrano [8]
10 15 26:35.63 Micah Kogo  Kenya 25 August 2006 Brussels
11 16 26:36.26 Paul Koech  Kenya 22 August 1997 Brussels
12 17 26:37.25 Zersenay Tadese  Eritrea 25 August 2006 Brussels
13 18 26:38.08 Salah Hissou  Morocco 23 August 1996 Brussels
14 19 26:38.76 Ahmad Abdullah Hassan  Qatar 5 September 2003 Brussels
15 20 26:39.69 Sileshi Sihine  Ethiopia 31 May 2004 Hengelo
16 21 26:39.77 Boniface Toroitich Kiprop  Uganda 26 August 2005 Brussels
22 26:41.58 Gebrselassie #4 31 May 2004 Hengelo
17 23 26:41.75 Samuel Wanjiru  Kenya 26 August 2005 Brussels
24 26:41.95 Kiprop #2 25 August 2006 Brussels
25 26:43.16 Bekele #5 16 September 2011 Brussels
18 26:43.98 Lucas Rotich  Kenya 7 September 2011 Brussels
19 26:44.36 Galen Rupp  United States 30 May 2014 Eugene
20 26:44.73 Selemon Barega  Ethiopia 5 June 2022 Hengelo [10]
21 26:45.91 Tadese Worku  Ethiopia 5 June 2022 Hengelo [10]
22 26:46.13 Berihu Aregawi  Ethiopia 5 June 2022 Hengelo [10]
23 26:46.57 Mo Farah  Great Britain 3 June 2011 Eugene
24 26:48.35 Imane Merga  Ethiopia 3 June 2011 Eugene
25 26:48.95 Hagos Gebrhiwet  Ethiopia 17 July 2019 Hengelo [11]

Women

Ath.# Perf.# Time Athlete Nation Date Place Ref.
1 1 28:54.14 Beatrice Chebet  Kenya 25 May 2024 Eugene [13]
2 2 29:01.03 Letesenbet Gidey  Ethiopia 8 June 2021 Hengelo [14]
3 3 29:05.92 Gudaf Tsegay  Ethiopia 25 May 2024 Eugene [13]
4 4 29:06.82 Sifan Hassan  Netherlands 6 June 2021 Hengelo [15]
5 5 29:17.45 Almaz Ayana  Ethiopia 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [16]
6 6 29:26.89 Lilian Rengeruk  Kenya 25 May 2024 Eugene [17]
7 7 29:27.59 Margaret Kipkemboi  Kenya 25 May 2024 Eugene [18]
8 29:29.73 Tsegay #2 23 June 2023 Nerja [19]
8 9 29:31.78 Wang Junxia  China 8 September 1993 Beijing
9 10 29:32.53 Vivian Cheruiyot  Kenya 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [16]
11 29:36.67 Hassan #2 10 October 2020 Hengelo
12 29:37.80 Hassan #3 3 June 2023 Hengelo [20]
13 29:39.42 Tsegay #3 8 May 2021 Maia [21]
10 14 29:42.56 Tirunesh Dibaba  Ethiopia 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [16]
11 15 29:47.42 Grace Loibach Nawowuna  Kenya 3 June 2023 Hengelo [20]
12 16 29:48.34 Tsigie Gebreselama  Ethiopia 16 March 2024 San Juan Capistrano [22]
13 17 29:50.77 Kalkidan Gezahegne  Bahrain 8 May 2021 Maia [21]
14 18 29:53.51 Alice Aprot Nawowuna  Kenya 12 August 2016 Rio de Janeiro [16]
15 19 29:53.80 Meselech Melkamu  Ethiopia 14 June 2009 Utrecht
20 29:54.66 Dibaba #2 15 August 2008 Beijing
21 29:55.32 Hassan #4 7 August 2021 Tokyo
22 29:56.18 Gezahegne #2 7 August 2021 Tokyo
16 23 29:57.45 Ejgayehu Taye  Ethiopia 23 June 2023 Nerja [19]
17 24 29:59.03 Mizan Alem  Ethiopia 20 May 2023 London [23]
18 25 29:59.15 Lemlem Hailu  Ethiopia 23 June 2023 Nerja [19]
19 29:59.20 Meseret Defar  Ethiopia 11 July 2009 Birmingham
20 30:00.86 Eilish McColgan  Great Britain 4 March 2023 San Juan Capistrano [24]
21 30:01.09 Paula Radcliffe  Great Britain 6 August 2002 Munich
22 30:03.82 Alicia Monson  United States 4 March 2023 San Juan Capistrano [24]
23 30:04.18 Berhane Adere  Ethiopia 23 August 2003 Saint-Denis
24 30:04.97 Janeth Chepngetich  Kenya 25 May 2024 Eugene [25]
25 30:06.43 Emmaculate Acholi  Kenya 25 May 2024 Eugene [26]

Annulled marks

Olympic medalists

Men

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Stockholm
details
Hannes Kolehmainen
 Finland
Lewis Tewanima
 United States
Albin Stenroos
 Finland
1920 Antwerp
details
Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Joseph Guillemot
 France
James Wilson
 Great Britain
1924 Paris
details
Ville Ritola
 Finland
Edvin Wide
 Sweden
Eero Berg
 Finland
1928 Amsterdam
details
Paavo Nurmi
 Finland
Ville Ritola
 Finland
Edvin Wide
 Sweden
1932 Los Angeles
details
Janusz Kusociński
 Poland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
 Finland
Lasse Virtanen
 Finland
1936 Berlin
details
Ilmari Salminen
 Finland
Arvo Askola
 Finland
Volmari Iso-Hollo
 Finland
1948 London
details
Emil Zátopek
 Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
 France
Bertil Albertsson
 Sweden
1952 Helsinki
details
Emil Zátopek
 Czechoslovakia
Alain Mimoun
 France
Aleksandr Anufriyev
 Soviet Union
1956 Melbourne
details
Vladimir Kuts
 Soviet Union
József Kovács
 Hungary
Al Lawrence
 Australia
1960 Rome
details
Pyotr Bolotnikov
 Soviet Union
Hans Grodotzki
 United Team of Germany
Dave Power
 Australia
1964 Tokyo
details
Billy Mills
 United States
Mohammed Gammoudi
 Tunisia
Ron Clarke
 Australia
1968 Mexico City
details
Naftali Temu
 Kenya
Mamo Wolde
 Ethiopia
Mohammed Gammoudi
 Tunisia
1972 Munich
details
Lasse Virén
 Finland
Emiel Puttemans
 Belgium
Miruts Yifter
 Ethiopia
1976 Montreal
details
Lasse Virén
 Finland
Carlos Lopes
 Portugal
Brendan Foster
 Great Britain
1980 Moscow
details
Miruts Yifter
 Ethiopia
Kaarlo Maaninka
 Finland
Mohamed Kedir
 Ethiopia
1984 Los Angeles
details
Alberto Cova
 Italy
Mike McLeod
 Great Britain
Michael Musyoki
 Kenya
1988 Seoul
details
Brahim Boutayeb
 Morocco
Salvatore Antibo
 Italy
Kipkemboi Kimeli
 Kenya
1992 Barcelona
details
Khalid Skah
 Morocco
Richard Chelimo
 Kenya
Addis Abebe
 Ethiopia
1996 Atlanta
details
Haile Gebrselassie
 Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
 Kenya
Saleh Hissou
 Morocco
2000 Sydney
details
Haile Gebrselassie
 Ethiopia
Paul Tergat
 Kenya
Assefa Mezgebu
 Ethiopia
2004 Athens
details
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
 Ethiopia
Zersenay Tadese
 Eritrea
2008 Beijing
details
Kenenisa Bekele
 Ethiopia
Sileshi Sihine
 Ethiopia
Micah Kogo
 Kenya
2012 London
details
Mo Farah
 Great Britain
Galen Rupp
 United States
Tariku Bekele
 Ethiopia
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Mo Farah
 Great Britain
Paul Tanui
 Kenya
Tamirat Tola
 Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
details
Selemon Barega
 Ethiopia
Joshua Cheptegei
 Uganda
Jacob Kiplimo
 Uganda
2024 Paris
details

Women

Games Gold Silver Bronze
1988 Seoul
details
Olga Bondarenko
 Soviet Union
Liz McColgan
 Great Britain
Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova
 Soviet Union
1992 Barcelona
details
Derartu Tulu
 Ethiopia
Elana Meyer
 South Africa
Lynn Jennings
 United States
1996 Atlanta
details
Fernanda Ribeiro
 Portugal
Wang Junxia
 China
Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
2000 Sydney
details
Derartu Tulu
 Ethiopia
Gete Wami
 Ethiopia
Fernanda Ribeiro
 Portugal
2004 Athens
details
Xing Huina
 China
Ejagayehu Dibaba
 Ethiopia
Derartu Tulu
 Ethiopia
2008 Beijing
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
Shalane Flanagan
 United States
Linet Masai
 Kenya
2012 London
details
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
Sally Kipyego
 Kenya
Vivian Cheruiyot
 Kenya
2016 Rio de Janeiro
details
Almaz Ayana
 Ethiopia
Vivian Cheruiyot
 Kenya
Tirunesh Dibaba
 Ethiopia
2020 Tokyo
details
Sifan Hassan
 Netherlands
Kalkidan Gezahegne
 Bahrain
Letesenbet Gidey
 Ethiopia
2024 Paris
details

World Championships medalists

Men

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1983 Helsinki
details
 Alberto Cova (ITA)  Werner Schildhauer (GDR)  Hansjörg Kunze (GDR)
1987 Rome
details
 Paul Kipkoech (KEN)  Francesco Panetta (ITA)  Hansjörg Kunze (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
details
 Moses Tanui (KEN)  Richard Chelimo (KEN)  Khalid Skah (MAR)
1993 Stuttgart
details
 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)  Moses Tanui (KEN)  Richard Chelimo (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
details
 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)  Khalid Skah (MAR)  Paul Tergat (KEN)
1997 Athens
details
 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)  Paul Tergat (KEN)  Salah Hissou (MAR)
1999 Seville
details
 Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)  Paul Tergat (KEN)  Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)
2001 Edmonton
details
 Charles Kamathi (KEN)  Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
 Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)  Sileshi Sihine (ETH)
2005 Helsinki
details
 Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Sileshi Sihine (ETH)  Moses Mosop (KEN)
2007 Osaka
details
 Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Sileshi Sihine (ETH)  Martin Mathathi (KEN)
2009 Berlin
details
 Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)  Zersenay Tadese (ERI)  Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN)
2011 Daegu
details
 Ibrahim Jeilan (ETH)  Mo Farah (GBR)  Imane Merga (ETH)
2013 Moscow
details
 Mo Farah (GBR)  Ibrahim Jeilan (ETH)  Paul Tanui (KEN)
2015 Beijing
details
 Mo Farah (GBR)  Geoffrey Kamworor (KEN)  Paul Tanui (KEN)
2017 London
details
 Mo Farah (GBR)  Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)  Paul Tanui (KEN)
2019 Doha
details
 Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)  Yomif Kejelcha (ETH)  Rhonex Kipruto (KEN)
2022 Eugene
details
 Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)  Stanley Mburu (KEN)  Jacob Kiplimo (UGA)
2023 Budapest
details
 Joshua Cheptegei (UGA)  Daniel Ebenyo (KEN)  Selemon Barega (ETH)

Women

Championships Gold Silver Bronze
1987 Rome
details
 Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)  Yelena Zhupiyeva-Vyazova (URS)  Kathrin Weßel (GDR)
1991 Tokyo
details
 Liz McColgan (GBR)  Zhong Huandi (CHN)  Wang Xiuting (CHN)
1993 Stuttgart
details
 Wang Junxia (CHN)  Zhong Huandi (CHN)  Sally Barsosio (KEN)
1995 Gothenburg
details
 Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)  Derartu Tulu (ETH)  Tegla Loroupe (KEN)
1997 Athens
details
 Sally Barsosio (KEN)  Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)  Masako Chiba (JPN)
1999 Seville
details
 Gete Wami (ETH)  Paula Radcliffe (GBR)  Tegla Loroupe (KEN)
2001 Edmonton
details
 Derartu Tulu (ETH)  Berhane Adere (ETH)  Gete Wami (ETH)
2003 Saint-Denis
details
 Berhane Adere (ETH)  Werknesh Kidane (ETH)  Sun Yingjie (CHN)
2005 Helsinki
details
 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Berhane Adere (ETH)  Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)
2007 Osaka
details
 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Kara Goucher (USA)  Jo Pavey (GBR)
2009 Berlin
details
 Linet Masai (KEN)  Meselech Melkamu (ETH)  Wude Ayalew (ETH)
2011 Daegu
details
 Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Sally Kipyego (KEN)  Linet Masai (KEN)
2013 Moscow
details
 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Gladys Cherono Kiprono (KEN)  Belaynesh Oljira (ETH)
2015 Beijing
details
 Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)  Gelete Burka (ETH)  Emily Infeld (USA)
2017 London
details
 Almaz Ayana (ETH)  Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)  Agnes Tirop (KEN)
2019 Doha
details
 Sifan Hassan (NED)  Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)  Agnes Tirop (KEN)
2022 Eugene
details
 Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)  Hellen Obiri (KEN)  Margaret Kipkemboi (KEN)
2023 Budapest
details
 Gudaf Tsegay (ETH)  Letesenbet Gidey (ETH)  Ejgayehu Taye (ETH)

European Championships medalists

Men

Women

Season's bests

Competitions

References

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