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World Record Progression, men 5000m

A. Officially ratified by IAAF

12′ 37″ 35. Kenenisa Bekele, ETH, 31 May 2004, Hengelo

12′ 39″ 36. Haile Gebreselasie, ETH, 13 Jun 1998, Helsinki

12′ 39″ 74. Daniel Komen, KEN, 22 Aug 1997, Brussels

12′ 41″ 86. Haile Gebreselasie, ETH, 13 Aug 1997, Zurich

12′ 44″ 39. Haile Gebrselassie, ETH, 16 Aug 1995, Zurich

12′ 55″ 30. Moses Kiptanui, KEN, 06 Jun 1995, Rome

12′ 56″ 96. Haile Gebrselassie, ETH 04 Jun 1994, Hengelo

12′ 58″ 39. Said Aouita, MOR, 22 Jul 1987, Rome

13′ 00″ 40. Said Aouita, MOR, 27 Jul 1985, Oslo

13′ 00″ 41. David Moorcroft, GBR, 07 Jul 1982, Oslo

13′ 06″ 20. Henry Rono, KEN, 13 Sep 1981, Knarvik

13′ 08″ 4+ Henry Rono, KEN, 08 Apr 1978, Berkeley

13′ 12″ 86. Dick Quax, NZL, 05 Jul 1977, Stockholm

Hand timing

13′ 13″ 0+ Emil Puttemans, BEL, 20 Sep 1972, Brussels

13′ 16″ 4+ Lasse Viren, FIN, 14 Sep 1972, Helsinki

13′ 16″ 6+ Ron Clarke, AUS, 05 Jul 1966, Stockholm

13′ 24″ 2+ Kipchoge Keino, KEN, 30 Nov 1965, Auckland

13′ 25″ 8+ Ron Clarke, AUS, 04 Jun 1965, Compton

13′ 33″ 6+ Ron Clarke, AUS, 01 Feb 1965, Auckland

13′ 34″ 8+ Ron Clarke, AUS, 16 Jan 1965, Hobart

13′ 35″ 0+ Vladimir Kuts, URS, 13 Oct 1957, Rome

13′ 36″ 8+ Gordon Pirie, GBR, 19 Jun 1956, Bergen

13′ 40″ 6+ Sandor Iharos, HUN, 23 Oct 1955, Budapest

13′ 46″ 8+ Vladimir Kuts, URS, 18 Sep 1955, Belgrad

13′ 50″ 8+ Sandor Iharos, HUN, 10 Sep 1955, Budapest

13′ 51″ 2+ Vladimir Kuts, URS, 23 Oct 1954, Prague

13′ 51″ 6+ Chris Chataway, GBR, 13 Oct 1954, London

13′ 56″ 6+ Vladimir Kuts, URS, 29 Aug 1954, Berne

13′ 57″ 2+ Emil Zatopek, TCH, 30 May 1954, Paris

13′ 58″ 2+ Gunder Hagg, SWE, 20 Sep 1942, Gothenburg

14′ 08″ 8+ Taisto Maki, FIN, 16 Jun 1939, Helsinki

14′ 17″ 0+ Lauri Lehtinen, FIN, 19 Jun 1932, Helsinki

14′ 28″ 2+ Paavo Nurmi, FIN, 19 Jun 1924, Helsinki

14′ 35″ 4+ Paavo Nurmi, FIN, 12 Sep 1922, Stockholm

14′ 36″ 6+ Hannes Kolehmainen, FIN, 10 Jun 1912, Stockholm

B. Unofficial progression before IAAF

14.59.0 Alfred Schrubb, GBR, 13 Jun 1904, Glasgow

15.29.8 Charles Bennett, GBR, 22 Jul 1900, Paris

16.29.2 George Touquet-Daunis, FRA, 22 May 1899, Lyon

16.34.6 George Touquet-Daunis, FRA, 31 Oct 1897, Paris

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