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2000 Olympic Games Sydney - Men's 5000 m

 

 

Host City: Sydney, Australia Format: Top six in each heat and next three fastest advanced to the final.
Date Started: September 27, 2000  
Date Finished: September 27, 2000  
(Competitors: 36; Countries: 24; Finalists: 15)  
    Venue(s): Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, Sydney, New South Wales
Overview by IAAF    2000_olympic_stadium.jpg
Fourteen of the 15 qualifiers ran quicker than 13:30 in the heats, with Lahlafi the fastest at 13:22.70. The final saw Alemu take the lead, with Arndt bursting ahead of the field after 200m. No-one followed, although Arndt’s pace (2:45.36 at 1000m) was nothing special. The field caught Arndt at 1600m, and continued to dawdle until 2800m, with Alemu again in front at 2000m (5:39.54). Lahlafi then ran 28.5 for the next 200m, passing 3000m in a sedate 8:21.79. Wolde threw in a lap of 62.1, but the leaders again let the pace lapse, with race favourite Saïdi Sief (a 3:30 man over 1500) taking the lead without imposing himself. Lahlafi briefly held the lead at 4000m (11:09.84). Saïdi Sief led through differing laps of 64.2 and 55.0, getting rid of everyone except Wolde. The Ethiopian zipped by in the home straight easily outpacing the Algerian with his 13.8 last 100.
       
Summary by Sports-reference.com      
This race was one of survivors and those who chose to run. Notable among those not in the race were world record holder Haile Gebrselassie, 1999 World Champion Saleh Hissou (MAR), and top Kenyan distance runner Paul Tergat. The final pace was funereal, and the lead in the race changed hands several times. On the penultimate lap, Algeria’s Ali Saïdi-Sief ran 55.0 to drop everyone but Million Wolde (ETH). But Wolde’s speed off the slow pace was stunning as he ran his last lap in 53.83 and his last 800 metres in 1:54.1, outsprinting Saïdi-Sief in the final stretch.
 

Records

World Record 12:39.36 Haile Gebrselassie Ethiopia Helsinki, Finland 13 June 1998
Olympic Record 13:05.59 Saïd Aouita Morocco Los Angeles, California, United States 11 August 1984
        Results        
 
5000 m Men     Final 30 July      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.35.49     Milion Wolde Ethiopia ETH 17 Mar 79  
2 13.36.20     Ali Saïdi-Sief Algeria ALG 15 Mar 78  
3 13.36.47     Brahim Lahlafi Morocco MAR 15 Apr 68  
4 13.37.03     Fita Bayissa Ethiopia ETH 15 Dec 72  
5 13.37.13     David Chelule Kenya KEN 7 Jul 77  
6 13.37.17     Dagne Alemu Ethiopia ETH 15 Oct 80  
7 13.37.80     Serhiy Lebid Ukraine UKR 15 Jul 75  
8 13.38.57     Jirka Arndt Germany GER 1 Aug 73  
9 13.39.11     Julius Gitahi Kenya KEN 29 Apr 78  
10 13.39.43     Richard Limo Kenya KEN 18 Nov 80  
11 13.40.95     Réda Benzine Algeria ALG 19 Apr 71  
12 13.42.03     Mizan Mehari Australia AUS 28 Dec 80  
13 13.43.20     Adam Goucher United States USA 18 Feb 75  
14 13.45.10     Mohamed Ahmed Suleiman Qatar QAT 23 Nov 69  
15 13.46.90     Toshinari Takaoka Japan JPN 24 Sep 70  
5000 m Men     Heat 1 27 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.22.70   Q Brahim Lahlafi Morocco MAR 15 Apr 68  
2 13.22.75   Q Milion Wolde Ethiopia ETH 17 Mar 79  
3 13.22.92   Q Fita Bayissa Ethiopia ETH 15 Dec 72  
4 13.23.10   Q Réda Benzine Algeria ALG 19 Apr 71  
5 13.23.12   Q Julius Gitahi Kenya KEN 29 Apr 78  
6 13.23.17   Q Richard Limo Kenya KEN 18 Nov 80  
7 13.24.34   Q Adam Goucher United States USA 18 Feb 75  
8 13.24.56   Q Mizan Mehari Australia AUS 28 Dec 80  
9 13.26.18   Q Jirka Arndt Germany GER 1 Aug 73  
10 13.41.31     Katsuhiko Hanada Japan JPN 12 Jun 71  
11 13.44.80     Marius Bakken Norway NOR 27 Mar 78  
12 13.46.18     Nick Rogers United States USA 2 May 75  
13 13.51.00     Mike Power Australia AUS 9 May 76  
14 14.00.30     Ahmed Ibrahim Warsama Qatar QAT 4 Feb 66  
15 14.08.92     Kris Bowditch Great Britain GBR 14 Jan 75  
16 14.11.65     Alberto García Spain ESP 22 Feb 71  
17 14.29.01     Hélder Ornelas Portugal POR 6 May 74  
  DNS     David Galván Mexico MEX 6 Apr 73  
5000 m Men     Heat 2 27 September      
                 
Rank Mark     Athlete Country NOC Birth Date Records
1 13.29.24   Q Ali Saïdi-Sief Algeria ALG 15 Mar 78  
2 13.29.69   Q Serhiy Lebid Ukraine UKR 15 Jul 75  
3 13.29.93   Q Dagne Alemu Ethiopia ETH 15 Oct 80  
4 13.29.98   Q David Chelule Kenya KEN 7 Jul 77  
5 13.29.99   Q Toshinari Takaoka Japan JPN 24 Sep 70  
6 13.30.12   Q Mohamed Ahmed Suleiman Qatar QAT 23 Nov 69  
7 13.30.60     Mark Carroll Ireland IRL 15 Jan 72  
8 13.31.06     Craig Mottram Australia AUS 18 Jun 80  
9 13.34.49     Yousef El Nasri Spain ESP 28 Jul 79  
10 13.35.18     Saïd El Wardi Morocco MAR 19 Apr 72  
11 13.39.41     Brad Hauser United States USA 28 Mar 77  
12 13.40.34     Pablo Olmedo Mexico MEX 8 May 75  
13 13.40.82     Mustapha Essaïd France FRA 20 Jan 70  
14 13.41.72     Sam Mwape Zambia ZAM 31 Jul 83  
15 13.49.57     Vénuste Niyongabo Burundi BDI 9 Dec 73  
16 14.15.26     Bolota Asmerom Eritrea ERI 12 Oct 78  
17 14.34.15     Gyan Bahadur Bohara Nepal NEP 29 May 69  
18 14.49.40     Shihab Houna Murad Iraq IRQ 68  
19 15.12.93     Maung Maung Nge Myanmar MYA 12 Feb 78  
  DNS     Mohammed Mourhit Belgium BEL 10 Oct 70  
 
 
 

 

 

 

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