World Record Progression of 5000 Metres

Mark Wind Competitor DOB Country Venue Date
12:49.60 Kenenisa BEKELE 13 JUN 1982 ETH ETH NIA, Birmingham (GBR) 20 FEB 2004
12:50.38 Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Birmingham (GBR) 14 FEB 1999
12:51.48 Daniel KOMEN 17 MAY 1976 KEN KEN Stockholm (SWE) 19 FEB 1998
12:59.04 Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Stockholm (SWE) 20 FEB 1997
13:10.98 Haile GEBRSELASSIE 18 APR 1973 ETH ETH Sindelfingen (GER) 27 JAN 1996
13:20.4h Suleiman NYAMBUI 13 FEB 1953 TAN TAN New York, NY (USA) 06 FEB 1981

Legend

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