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1997 European Athletics U23 Championships – Men's 5000 metres

The men's 5000 metres event at the 1997 European Athletics U23 Championships was held in Turku, Finland, on 13 July 1997.[1][2]


Gold Simone Zanon
Silver Rachid Berradi
Bronze Sergey Lukin



13 July

Rank Name Nationality Time Notes
1st place, gold medalist(s) Simone Zanon  Italy 13:45.60
2nd place, silver medalist(s) Rachid Berradi  Italy 13.47.08
3rd place, bronze medalist(s) Sergey Lukin  Russia 13:48.04
4 Mikhail Yeginov  Russia 13:49.08
5 Neil Caddy  Great Britain 13:58.84
6 Iván Sánchez  Spain 14:00.68
7 Sergey Lebed  Ukraine 14:01.15
8 Kristen Bowditch  Great Britain 14:07.13
9 Eryk Szostak  Poland 14:07.17
10 Samuli Vasala  Finland 14:08.39
11 Laurent Vapaille  France 14:17.89
12 Badre Din Zioini  France 14:18.31
13 Mehmet Kara  Turkey 14:20.37
14 Angelo Pacheco  Portugal 14:26.39
15 Iván Pérez  Spain 14:36.39
16 Carsten Schütz  Germany 14:38.81
17 Adrian Maghiar  Romania 14:40.83
Sander Schutgens  Netherlands DNF
Dariusz Kruczkowski  Poland DNF


According to an unofficial count, 19 athletes from 13 countries participated in the event.


  1. ^ European Athletics U23 Championships Ostrava 2011 - STATISTICS HANDBOOK - 1st European Athletics U23 Championships - Turku, Finland 10.7. - 13.7.1997 (PDF), European Athletics Association, pp. 5–16, retrieved 24 October 2014
  2. ^ Gordon, Ed, European Championships for Under 23 (Turku, Finland),, archived from the original on 12 November 2007, retrieved 24 October 2014((citation)): CS1 maint: bot: original URL status unknown (link)
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