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Men's Olympic 5000 Meters Through the Years

5000 meters

Find the Olympic gold-medal times for the men's 5000 meter race from 1912 to the present.

Year TimeRecord
1912Hannes Kolehmainen, FIN14:36.6WR
1920Joseph Guillemot, FRA14:55.6 
1924Paavo Nurmi, FIN14:31.2OR
1928Ville Ritola, FIN14:38.0 
1932Lauri Lehtinen, FIN14:30.0OR
1936Gunnar Höckert, FIN14:22.2OR
1948Gaston Reiff, BEL14:17.6OR
1952Emil Zátopek, CZE14:06.6OR
1956Vladimir Kuts, USSR13:39.6OR
1960Murray Halberg, NZE13:43.4 
1964Bob Schul, USA13:48.8 
1968Mohamed Gammoudi, TUN14:05.0 
1972Lasse Viren, FIN13:26.4OR
1976Lasse Viren, FIN13:24.76 
1980Miruts Yifter, ETH13:21.0 
1984Said Aouita, MOR13:05.59OR
1988John Ngugi, KEN13:11.70 
1992Dieter Baumann, GER13:12.52 
1996Venuste Niyongabo, BUR13:07.96 
2000Millon Wolde, ETH13:35.49 
2004Hicham El Guerrouj, MOR13:14.39 
2008Kenenisa Bekele, ETH12:57.82OR
2012Mo Farah, GBR13:41.66 

 

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