5,000-Meter Run

1912 Hannes Kolehmainen, Finland 14:36.60
1920 Joseph Guillemot, France 14:55.60
1924 Paavo Nurmi, Finland 14:31.20
1928 Willie Ritola, Finland 14:38.00
1932 Lauri Lehtinen, Finland 14:30.00
1936 Gunnar Hockert, Finland 14:22.20
1948 Gaston Reiff, Belgium 14:17.60
1952 Emil Zatopek, Czechoslovakia 14:06.60
1956 Vladimir Kuts, USSR 13:39.60
1960 Murray Halberg, New Zealand 13:43.40
1964 Bob Schul, United States 13:48.80
1968 Mohamed Gammoudi, Tunisia 14:05.00
1972 Lasse Viren, Finland 13:26.40
1976 Lasse Viren, Finland 13:24.76
1980 Miruts Yifter, Ethiopia 13:21.00
1984 Saud Aouita, Morocco 13:05.59
1988 John Ngugi, Kenya 13:11.70
1992 Dieter Baumann, Germany 13:12.52
1996 Venuste Niyongabo, Burundi 13:07.96
2000 Millon Wolde, Ethiopia 13:35.49
2004 Hicham El Guerrouj, Morocco 13:14.39
2008 Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia 12:57.82*

*Olympic record


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