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TOKYO 2020: 5000 METRES MEN’S FINAL START LIST

The men’s 5000m race is also one of the hottest races of the Tokyo Olympic Games. The final list comprises the current world record holder in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres. The same start list contains some of the experienced European 1500 metres and 3000 metres past winners and they have won multiple championships this season both indoors and outdoors.

The comprises 10 different nationalities with more than half of them having a personal best of under 13 minutes. TOKYO 2020: 5000 METRES MEN’S FINAL START LIST.

Below is the full list of the men’s 5000 metres final start list.

  • LUIS GRIJALVA FROM CANADA WITH A PB-13:13.14 AND SB-13:13.14
  • JUSTYN KNIGHT FROM CANADA WITH A PB-12:51.93 AND SB-12.51.93
  • NICHOLAS KIPKORIR KIMELI FROM KENYA WITH A PB-12:51.78 AND SB-13:02.87
  • WILLIAM KINCAID FROM UNITED STATES WITH A PB-12:58.10 AND SB-13:24.64
  • MOHAMED KATIR FROM SPAIN WITH A PB-12:50.79 AND SB-12:50.79
  • MOHAMMED AHMED FROM CANADA WITH A PB-12:47.20 AND SB-12:50.12
  • DEWIT FIKADU FROM BAHRAIN WITH A PB-13:10.40 AND SB-13:44.03
  • JACOB KIPLIMO FROM UGANDA WITH A PB-12:48.63 AND SB-12:55.60
  • JIMMY GRESSER FROM FRANCE WITH A PB-13:08.99 AND SB-13:08.99
  • BIRHANU BALEW FROM BAHRAIN WITH A PB-12:56.26 AND SB-12:57.71

 

  • PAUL CHELIMO FROM UNITED STATES WITH A PB-12:57.55 AND SB-13:09.90
  • JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI FROM UGANDA WITH A PB-12:35.36 AND SB-12:54.69
  • MILKESA MENGESHA FROM ETHIOPIA WITH A PB-12:58.28 AND SB-12:58.28
  • OSCAR CHELIMO FROM UGANDA WITH A PB-13:06.79 AND SB-13:06.7
  • GRANT FISHER FROM UNITED STATES WITH A PB-13:02.53 AND SB-13:02.53
  • ANDREW BUTCHART FROM GREAT BRITAIN WITH A PB-13:06.21 AND SB-13:20.39

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Sekyere Richard has had a 10-year involvement in the sport of athletics. He holds a Diploma in Physical Fitness. Sekyere has experienced the sport as a middle/distance athlete, coach, and now journalist and blogger. Sekyere has published several articles on athletics from Ghanaian Athletics to World Athletics. He currently owns and manages the content and marketing development of Athletics Hour. "I am passionate about sports, love writing and interviewing, traveling, and meeting new athletes and coaches. I like to expose the hidden talents in the youth and I am always in search of talents across Ghana". I have volunteered in one of the biggest ultra-marathons in the world "The Elton Ultra Marathon in Russia. Covered many races in Ghana including ECOWAS CAA Region II Championship and multiple roads and track races in Ghana. In 2021, he launched the "Better Ghana Athletics Agenda", which will help support organisers, athletes and coaches in all directions.

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