Template:Infobox athletics event The 10,000 metres or 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event. The event is part of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics 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 metres track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by its reference to the distance in metres rather than kilometres.
The 10,000 metres is the longest standard track event. The international distance is equal to approximately 6.2137 miles (or, approximately 32,808.4 feet). Most of those running such races also compete in road races and cross country events.
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. In 1988, the women's competition debuted in the Olympic Games.
Official records are kept for outdoor 10,000 metres track events. The world record for men is held by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia in 26:17.53, posted at Brussels, Belgium on August 26, 2005. For women, the world track 10,000 metres record is held by Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in 29:17.45 to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016.
The 10,000 metres demands exceptional levels of aerobic endurance, and elite athletes typically train in excess of 160 km (100 miles) a week.
All-time top 25
(Updated May 2014)
|1||26:17.53||Kenenisa Bekele (ETH)||Brussels||August 26, 2005|
|2||26:22.75||Haile Gebrselassie (ETH)||Hengelo||June 1, 1998|
|3||26:27.85||Paul Tergat (KEN)||Brussels||August 22, 1997|
|4||26:30.03||Nicholas Kemboi (KEN)||Brussels||September 5, 2003|
|5||26:30.74||Abebe Dinkesa (ETH)||Hengelo||May 29, 2005|
|6||26:35.63||Micah Kogo (KEN)||Brussels||August 25, 2006|
|7||26:36.26||Paul Koech (KEN)||Brussels||August 22, 1997|
|8||26:37.25||Zersenay Tadese (ERI)||Brussels||August 25, 2006|
|9||26:38.08||Salah Hissou (MAR)||Brussels||August 23, 1996|
|10||26:38.76||Abdullah Ahmad Hassan (QAT)||Brussels||September 5, 2003|
|11||26:39.69||Sileshi Sihine (ETH)||Hengelo||May 31, 2004|
|12||26:39.77||Boniface Kiprop Toroitich (UGA)||Brussels||August 26, 2005|
|13||26:41.75||Samuel Wanjiru (KEN)||Brussels||August 26, 2005|
|14||26:43.98||Lucas Kimeli Rotich (KEN)||Brussels||September 7, 2011|
|15||26:44.36||Galen Rupp (USA)||Eugene||May 30, 2014|
|16||26:46.57||Mo Farah (GBR)||Eugene||June 3, 2011|
|17||26:48.35||Imane Merga (ETH)||Eugene||June 3, 2011|
|18||26:48.99||Josphat Bett Kipkoech (KEN)||Eugene||June 3, 2011|
|19||26:49.02||Eliud Kipchoge (KEN)||Hengelo||May 26, 2007|
|20||26:49.20||Moses Ndiema Masai (KEN)||Brussels||September 14, 2007|
|21||26:49.38||Sammy Kipketer (KEN)||Brussels||August 30, 2002|
|22||26:49.41||Paul Kipngetich Tanui (KEN)||Eugene||May 30, 2014|
|23||26:49.55||Moses Mosop (KEN)||Hengelo||May 26, 2007|
|24||26:49.90||Assefa Mezgebu (ETH)||Brussels||August 30, 2002|
|25||26:50.20||Richard Limo (KEN)||Brussels||August 30, 2002|
(Updated August 2016)
|1||29:17.45||Almaz Ayana (ETH)||12 August 2016||Rio de Janeiro|||
|2||29:31.78||Wang Junxia (CHN)||8 September 1993||Beijing|
|3||29:32.53||Vivian Cheruiyot (KEN)||12 August 2016||Rio de Janeiro|||
|4||29:42.56||Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH)||12 August 2016||Rio de Janeiro|||
|5||29:53.51||Alice Aprot Nawowuna (KEN)||12 August 2016||Rio de Janeiro|||
|6||29:53.80||Meselech Melkamu (ETH)||14 June 2009||Utrecht|
|7||29:56.34||Elvan Abeylegesse (TUR)||15 August 2008||Beijing|
|8||29.59.20||Meseret Defar (ETH)||11 July 2009||Birmingham|
|9||30:01.09||Paula Radcliffe (GBR)||6 August 2002||Munich|
|10||30:04.18||Berhane Adere (ETH)||23 August 2003||Saint-Denis|
|11||30:07.15||Werknesh Kidane (ETH)||23 August 2003||Saint-Denis|
|12||30:07.20||Sun Yingjie (CHN)||23 August 2003||Saint-Denis|
|13||30:07.78||Betsy Saina (KEN)||12 August 2016||Rio de Janeiro|||
|14||30:11.53||Florence Jebet Kiplagat (KEN)||14 June 2009||Utrecht|
|15||30:11.87||Wude Ayalew (ETH)||14 June 2009||Utrecht|
|16||30:12.53||Lornah Kiplagat (NED)||23 August 2003||Saint-Denis|
|17||30:13.17||Molly Huddle (USA)||12 August 2016||Rio de Janeiro|||
|18||30:13.37||Zhong Huandi (CHN)||8 September 1993||Beijing|
|19||30:13.74||Ingrid Kristiansen (NOR)||5 July 1986||Oslo|
|20||30:17.49||Derartu Tulu (ETH)||30 September 2000||Sydney|
|21||30:18.39||Ejegayehu Dibaba (ETH)||28 June 2005||Sollentuna|
|22||30:22.22||Shalane Flanagan (USA)||15 August 2008||Beijing|
|23||30:22.48||Gete Wami (ETH)||30 September 2000||Sydney|
|24||30:22.88||Fernanda Ribeiro (POR)||30 September 2000||Sydney|
|25||30:23.07||Alla Zhilyaeva (RUS)||23 August 2003||Saint-Denis|
World Championships medallists
- ↑ http://olympics.india-server.com/track-field/10000m-sprint-men.html
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 10,000 Metres - men - senior - outdoor | iaaf.org.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 10,000 Metres - women - senior - outdoor | iaaf.org.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Women's 10000m Results. Rio 2016 official website (11 August 2016). Retrieved on 12 August 2016.
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