World Record Progression of 5000 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
12:37.35 Kenenisa BEKELE 13 JUN 1982 ETH ETH Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 31 MAY 2004
12:39.36 Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Helsinki (FIN) 13 JUN 1998
12:39.74 Daniel KOMEN 17 MAY 1976 KEN KEN Bruxelles (BEL) 22 AUG 1997
12:41.86 Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Zürich (SUI) 13 AUG 1997
12:44.39 Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Zürich (SUI) 16 AUG 1995
12:55.30 Moses KIPTANUI 01 OCT 1970 KEN KEN Stadio Olimpico, Roma (ITA) 08 JUN 1995
12:56.96 Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Blankers-Koen Stadion, Hengelo (NED) 04 JUN 1994
12:58.39 Saïd AOUITA 02 NOV 1959 MAR MAR Roma (ITA) 22 JUL 1987
13:00.40 Saïd AOUITA 02 NOV 1959 MAR MAR Oslo (NOR) 27 JUL 1985
13:00.41 David MOORCROFT 10 APR 1953 GBR GBR Oslo (NOR) 07 JUL 1982
13:06.20 Henry RONO 12 FEB 1952 KEN KEN Knarvik (NOR) 13 SEP 1981
13:08.4h Henry RONO 12 FEB 1952 KEN KEN Berkeley, CA (USA) 08 APR 1978
13.12.9h Dick QUAX 1948 NZL NZL Stockholm (SWE) 05 JUL 1977
13:13.0h Emiel PUTTEMANS 08 OCT 1947 BEL BEL Bruxelles (BEL) 20 SEP 1972
13:16.4h Lasse VIREN 22 JUL 1949 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 14 SEP 1972
13:16.6h Ron CLARKE 21 FEB 1937 AUS AUS Stockholm (SWE) 05 JUL 1966
13:24.2h Kipchoge KEINO 17 JAN 1940 KEN KEN Auckland (NZL) 30 NOV 1965
13:25.8h Ron CLARKE 21 FEB 1937 AUS AUS Los Angeles, CA (USA) 04 JUN 1965
13:33.6h Ron CLARKE 21 FEB 1937 AUS AUS Auckland (NZL) 01 FEB 1965
13:34.8h Ron CLARKE 21 FEB 1937 AUS AUS Hobart (AUS) 16 JAN 1965
13:35.0h Vladimir KUTS 07 FEB 1927 URS URS Roma (ITA) 13 OCT 1957
13:36.8h Gordon PIRIE 10 FEB 1931 GBR GBR Bergen (NOR) 19 JUN 1956
13:40.6h Sándor IHAROS 20 MAR 1930 HUN HUN Budapest (HUN) 23 OCT 1955
13:46.8h Vladimir KUTS 07 FEB 1927 UKR UKR Beograd (SRB) 18 SEP 1955
13:50.8h Sándor IHAROS 20 MAR 1930 HUN HUN Budapest (HUN) 10 SEP 1955
13:51.2h Vladimir KUTS 07 FEB 1927 UKR UKR Praha (TCH) 23 OCT 1954
13:51.6h Chris CHATAWAY 31 JAN 1931 GBR GBR London (GBR) 13 OCT 1954
13:56.6h Vladimir KUTS 07 FEB 1927 URS URS Bern (SUI) 29 AUG 1954
13:57.2h Emil ZÁTOPEK 19 SEP 1922 CZE CZE Colombes (FRA) 30 MAY 1954
13:58.2h Gunder HÄGG 31 DEC 1918 SWE SWE Göteborg (SWE) 20 SEP 1942
14:08.8h Taisto MÄKI 02 DEC 1910 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 16 JUN 1939
14:17.0h Lauri LEHTINEN 10 AUG 1908 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 19 JUN 1932
14:28.2h Paavo NURMI 13 JUN 1897 FIN FIN Helsinki (FIN) 19 JUN 1924
14:35.4h Paavo NURMI 13 JUN 1897 FIN FIN Stockholm (SWE) 12 SEP 1922
14:36.6h Hannes KOLEHMAINEN 09 DEC 1889 FIN FIN Olympiastadion, Stockholm (SWE) 10 JUL 1912

Legend

* Pending ratification. Mx: mixed gender race. Wo: women only race. (i): set indoor.