The 10,000 metres or the 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event. The event is part of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics and is common at championship level events; the race consists of 25 laps around an Olympic-sized track. It is less held at track and field meetings, due to its duration; the 10,000 metre track race is distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by its reference to the distance in metres rather than kilometres. The 10,000 metres is the longest standard track event; the international distance is equal to 6.2137 miles. Most of those running such races compete in road races and cross country events. Added to the Olympic programme in 1912, athletes from Finland, nicknamed the "Flying Finns", dominated the event until the late 1940s. In the 1960s, African runners began to come to the fore. In 1988, the women's competition debuted in the Olympic Games. Official records are kept for outdoor 10,000 metre track events.
The world record for men is held by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia in 26:17.53, posted at Brussels, Belgium on August 26, 2005. For women, the world track 10,000 metre record is held by Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in 29:17.45 to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016. The 10,000 metres demands exceptional levels of aerobic endurance, elite athletes train in excess of 160 km a week. 10,000 metres is the longer metric derivative of the 6 mile run, an event common in countries when they were using the imperial measurement system. 6 miles was used in the Commonwealth Games until 1966 and was a championship in the United States in non-Olympic years from 1953 to 1973. It is 24 laps around a quarter mile 1320 ft 0 in track. Correct as of August 2017. Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 26:46.31: Kenenisa Bekele ran 26:20.31, 26:25.97, 26:28.72, 26:43.16, 26:46.19, 26:46.31. Haile Gebrselassie ran 26:29.22, 26:31.32, 26:41.58, 26:43.53. Boniface Toroitich Kiprop ran 26:41.95. Leonard Komon of Kenya ran the 10k road distance in a time of 26:44 in a world record performance in Utrecht on 26 September 2011.
While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore not eligible to be considered among the top performances listed here. Correct as of August 2017. Below is a list of other times equal or superior to 30:17.15: Tirunesh Dibaba ran 29:54.66, 30:15.67. Almaz Ayana ran 30:07.00, 30:16.32. Meseret Defar ran 30:08.06. Paula Radcliffe ran 30:17.15. Elvan Abeylegesse of Turkey's time of 29:56.34 set in Beijing on 15 August 2008 was annulled due to doping offense. Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya ran the 10k distance in a time of 30:04 en route to her world record performance in the half-marathon in Prague on 1 April 2017. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore ineligible to be considered among the top performances listed here. Violah Jepchumba of Kenya ran the 10k distance in a time of 30:05 en route to her personal best in the half-marathon in Prague on 1 April 2017. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore ineligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.
European Cup 10,000m Iberian 10,000 Metres Championships IAAF list of 10000-metres records in XML ARRS: Yearly Rankings - 10,000 meters Outdoor Track 10K Races in Race-Calendar.com
Golden Gala is an annual track and field event at the Olympic Stadium in Rome, Italy. One of the IAAF Golden League events, it is now part of the IAAF Diamond League. Following the 2013 death of Italian sprinting legend Pietro Mennea, the organizers added his name to the title of the meet. Primo Nebiolo, the Italian president of IAAF since 1981, was the founder of the Golden Gala and had the idea to bring the athletes and the people from the United States and the NATO countries together that were boycotting the Moscow Olympics in 1980 as a result of the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. Nebiolo died of a heart attack at age 76 in 1999. At the 2009 edition of the Golden Gala, Kenenisa Bekele, Kerron Stewart, Sanya Richards and Yelena Isinbayeva all remained on target for the 2009 Golden League jackpot. In the 100 m, Tyson Gay equalled his American record and Daniel Bailey set an Antiguan record in the men's race. Antonietta Di Martino brought the sole Italian victory in Rome by beating off favourite Blanka Vlašić in the high jump.
Over the course of its history, eight world records have been set at the Gala. The 1500 metres and Mile records by Hicham El Guerrouj still stand. In 2014 Joanne Pavey's 15:04.87 in the 5000 metres bettered the existing masters world record in the W40 division by 16 seconds. Notturna di Milano Rieti meeting Diamond League – Rome Official Web Site Golden Gala Meeting Records
Asafa Powell, CD is a Jamaican sprinter who specialises in the 100 metres. He held the 100 metres world record between June 2005 and May 2008, with times of 9.77 and 9.74 seconds. Powell has broken the 10-second barrier in competition, with his personal best of 9.72 s ranks fourth on the all-time list of male 100 metre athletes. As of 1 September 2016, Powell has broken the ten-second barrier more times than anyone else – 97 times, he holds the world record for the 100 yard dash, with a time of 9.09, set on 27 May 2010 in Ostrava, Czech Republic Powell competed in the 100 m at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics, finishing fifth in 2004 and 2008 and eighth after injuring his groin during the race in 2012. In 2008 he won a gold medal and set the world and Olympic records as part of the Jamaican 4 × 100 metres relay team. At the 2007 Osaka World Championships he won a bronze and a silver medal in the 100 m and 4 x 100 m relay and he has been successful at the Commonwealth Games, winning two gold and one silver medal.
At the 2009 World Championships he won a relay gold. Powell has won five times at the IAAF World Athletics Final and was the 100 m world record holder for the event. Powell had tested positive for the drug oxilofrine in 2013 and withdrew from the 2013 World Athletics Championships as a result. Powell and fellow Jamaican Sprinter, Sherone Simpson had taken the supplement Ephiphany D1 as part of their training regimen, not knowing it contained oxilofrine, it was revealed that Acacia was substituted with oxilofrine, not revealed by the manufacturer. The duo sued the company that sold the supplement, Dynamic Life Nutrition, in order to clear their names. Both Powell and Simpson reached an out of court settlement for an undisclosed amount in September 2015. After the settlement, Simpson released a statement stating: "Both Asafa and I are happy that we were able to settle this out of court." In April 2014, the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission announced that he would be suspended for 18 months over doping charges, expiring in December that year.
However, after appealing to the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the suspension was reduced to 6 months. Born in Spanish Town, Asafa Powell is the youngest of six sons of two ministers. Asafa attended Charlemont High School, both in St. Catherine, Jamaica. Powell planned to be a mechanic before he took up running while studying in Jamaica, his eldest brother Donovan, was a 60 m finalist in the 1999 World Indoor Championships. Running runs in the family: His brothers clocked 9.5 seconds for the 100 yd dash, his mother 11.4, his father 10.2. Powell is a member of the MVP Track & Field Club based at the University of Technology and has been coached by Stephen Francis since 2001. Despite Powell's size, he has fast initial acceleration. Coupled with comparatively high stiffness in his ligaments and tendons, his long legs provide a long stride of 2.6 metres with rapid progression between each stride. 2000Powell represented his school Charlemont High at the ISSA High School Championships. On 11 April he finished fourth in the Class 1 200 m, in 23.07 with a −1.7 m/s headwind.
On 13 April, he finished third in his heat of the Boy's Class 1 100 m, recording 11.45 with a −2.3 m/s headwind. Neither time recorded in the heats was quick enough to advance him to the next round of competition. 2001Powell again represented Charlemont High at the ISSA High School Boy And Girls Championships, finishing seventh in the Class 1 100 m Final. Recognizing some talent, coach Stephen Francis started coaching Powell one week later; the coach looked for a way to give the tall teenager a faster start. After searching the island, Stephen Francis found a 100 m stretch of road with a 10% slope and trains his runners on that. Powell vindicated Francis by winning the Boys Under-20 100 m event in 10.50 seconds at the JAAA National Championships on 22 June. 2002At the 2002 Commonwealth Games in Manchester Powell finished fifth in the semi-finals of the 100 m event, setting a personal best of 10.26 s. Powell, along with Michael Frater, Dwight Thomas and Christopher Williams formed the Jamaican 4×100 m relay team that went on to win a silver medal.
Powell finished just behind Darren Campbell in the last leg of the relay, with both men finishing in 38.62 s. 2003Powell won the Jamaican 100 m National Championship. Powell came to attention within the world of athletics at the 2003 World Championships, when he suffered the ignominy of being'the other athlete' disqualified for a false start in the quarter-final; this was when Jon Drummond memorably refused to leave the track having suffered the same fate, both athletes moved less than 0.1 s after the gun had fired, with Powell's reactions being timed at 0.086 s. Six days Powell was added to the 4 × 100 m relay team for the semi-final, running as the anchor, he helped. Powell never had a chance to run for a medal in the final as the second baton exchange was not executed cleanly and the Jamaican team failed to finish. During the 2003 season, Powell won two IAAF Grand Prix events, one of, an AF Golden League event, he finished seventh in 10.23 s in the 100 m at the IAAF World Athletics Final. 2004On 12 June Powell recorded his first sub-10 100 m race time while participating in the National Junior Track and Field Championships, held at the GC Foster College in Spanish Town.
Two weeks Powell became one of the favourites for a medal in the 100 m at the 2004 Athens Olympics after winning the Jamaican National Championships with a personal best time of 9.91 s. Although he ended the
IAAF Golden League
The IAAF Golden League was an annual series of track and field meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. The 2009 Golden League was the last under the Golden League format and it was replaced by a new annual series known as the IAAF Diamond League; the series was formed to increase the profile of the leading athletics competitions and it was part of the World Athletics Tour. Athletes who win their event at all six meetings take a share of a USD$1 million jackpot. In addition, events at Golden League meetings scored more Grand Prix points than other Grand Prix meetings. Over its twelve years of competition, it was sponsored by TDK, ÅF; the Golden League developed from the group of prestigious athletics meetings which became known as the Golden Four in the 1990s, comprising Oslo, Zurich and Berlin. The first Golden League season was held in 1998, consisting of the meetings of Oslo, Monaco, Zurich and Berlin. In 1999 a seventh event, Meeting Gaz de France, at St-Denis, Paris was added.
In 2000 and 2001, the US$1 million was reduced to 50 kg of gold bars and athletes only had to win at 5 out of 7 meetings to qualify for the jackpot. In 2003, the 50 kg of gold bars was reverted to USD 1 million and Monaco was dropped from the league after it was awarded the IAAF World Athletics Final. In 2004, the Bislett Games were moved from Oslo to Bergen due to the redevelopment of the Bislett stadion. For the 2006 Golden League, the total prize pool remained at USD 1 million, but the award structure had been changed: Athletes who won any five of the six events would share in a purse of USD 250,000; the remaining USD 750,000 would be divided among athletes. In 2007, the Jackpot of USD 1 million were only to be shared amongst those athletes who won at all six meetings. In case no athlete had managed to win all six meetings, USD 500,000 would have been shared amongst those who won at five of the six meetings. In 2008 IAAF signed a two-year agreement with the Swedish company ÅF for title sponsorship, thus renaming IAAF Golden League to ÅF Golden League.
Various rules changed through the years of competition. The list of events which qualify for the jackpot was different each year, but there were six men's events and six women's. For the year 2008, the disciplines were: Men: 100 m, 400 m, 1500 m, 400 m Hurdles, Long Jump, Javelin Throw. Women: 200 m, 800 m, 100 m Hurdles, High Jump. For 2009, the disciplines were: Men: 400 m, 3000/5000 m, 110 m Hurdles, Javelin Throw. Women: 100 m, 400 m, 100 m Hurdles, High Jump, Pole Vault. Meetings and dates for the final series in 2009:The Paris meeting was part of the series from 1999 onwards, after the first edition Prior to 2003, a seventh meet, was held in Monaco For the inaugural series in 1998, the 1998 IAAF Grand Prix Final served as the seventh and last meeting of the circuit IAAF Diamond League IAAF Golden League 2009 Official Site Golden Gala Official Site Memorial van Damme Official Site ISTAF Official site
The 1500 metres or 1,500-metre run is the foremost middle distance track event in athletics. The distance has been contested at the Summer Olympics since 1896 and the World Championships in Athletics since 1983, it is equivalent to 1.5 kilometers or 15⁄16 miles. The demands of the race are similar to that of the 800 metres, but with a higher emphasis on aerobic endurance and a lower sprint speed requirement; the 1500 metre race is predominantly aerobic, but anaerobic conditioning is required. Each lap run during the world-record race run by Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco in 1998 in Rome, Italy averaged just under 55 seconds. 1,500 metres is three-quarter laps around a 400-metre track. During the 1970s and 1980s this race was dominated by British runners, along with an occasional Finn, American, or New Zealander, but through the 1990s a large number of African runners began to take over in being the masters of this race, with runners from Kenya and Algeria winning the Olympic gold medals. In the Modern Olympic Games, the men's 1,500-metre race has been contested from the beginning, at every Olympic Games since.
The first winner, in 1896, was Edwin Flack of Australia, who won the first gold medal in the 800-metre race. The women's 1,500-metre race was first added to the Summer Olympics in 1972, the winner of the first gold medal was Lyudmila Bragina of the Soviet Union. During the Olympic Games of 1972 through 2008, the women's 1,500-metre race has been won by three Soviets plus one Russian, one Italian, one Romanian, one Briton, one Kenyan, two Algerians; the 2012 Olympic results are still undecided as a result of multiple doping cases. The best women's times for the race were controversially set by Chinese runners, all set in the same race on just two dates 4 years apart at the Chinese National Games. At least one of those top Chinese athletes has admitted to being part of a doping program; the women's record was surpassed by Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia in 2015. In American high schools, the mile run and the 1,600-metre run colloquially referred to as "metric mile", are more run than the 1,500-metre run, since US customary units are better-known in America.
Which distance is used depends on which state the high school is in, for convenience, national rankings are standardized by converting all 1,600-metre run times to their mile run equivalents. Many 1500 metres events at the championship level, turn into slow, strategic races, with the pace quickening and competitors jockeying for position in the final lap to settle the race in a final sprint; such is the difficulty of maintaining the pace throughout the duration of the event, most records are set in planned races led by pacemakers who sacrifice their opportunity to win by leading the early laps at a fast pace before dropping out. "The person who wins the race is behind watching" Correct as of September 2018. Below is a list of other times superior to 3:28.00: Hicham El Guerrouj ran 3:26.12, 3:26.89, 3:27.21, 3:27.64, 3:27.65. Bernard Lagat ran 3:27.40, 3:27.91. Asbel Kiprop ran 3:27.72. Correct as of September 2018. Below is a list of other times superior to 3:55.50: Genzebe Dibaba ran 3:54.11, 3:55.17i.
Tatyana Kazankina ran 3:55.0. Lixin Lan ran 3:55.01. Yunxia Qu ran 3:55.38. Zhang Ling ran 3:55.47. The following athlete had their performance annulled due to a doping violation: Mariem Selsouli 3:56.15 A Known as the World Indoor Games "i" indicates performance on 200m indoor track 1,500 metres is an event in swimming and speed skating. The world records for the distance in swimming for men are 14:31.02 by Sun Yang, 14:08.06 by Gregorio Paltrinieri. The world records for the distance in speed skating are 1:41.04 by Shani Davis and 1:50.85 by Heather Richardson-Bergsma. IAAF list of 1500-metres records in XML Statistics
Wilson Kosgei Kipketer is a Kenyan-born Danish former middle distance runner. He is the second fastest of all time over 800 meters, setting the world record and breaking his own record two more times all in 1997, he dominated the 800 m distance for a decade, remaining undefeated for a three-year period and running 8 of the 17 all-time fastest times. He won gold medals in three successive editions of the IAAF World Championships in Athletics. Though unable to compete in the 1996 Olympics near the peak of his career, he earned silver in 2000 and bronze in 2004. Kipketer's 800 meters world record stood for 13 years, it was surpassed on 22 August 2010, when David Rudisha beat it by 0.02 seconds, running 1:41.09. Rudisha would go on to further lower the 800m world record to the first and only sub one minute 41 second run. Kipketer still holds the indoor world record for the 800 metres. Kipketer represented both KIF during his running career. Kipketer was born in Kapchemoiywo, into the Kalenjin tribe.
As a teenager, he was first noticed by 1968 and 1972 Olympic champion Kip Keino. Keino suggested Kipketer attend the Catholic St. Patrick's High School in Iten, famous for bringing up young runners. David Rudisha, who surpassed Kipketer's 800m world record in 2010, was like Kipketer coached by longtime St. Patrick's coach and former Headmaster Brother Colm O'Connell. Unlike Kipketer, Rudisha did not attend St. Patrick's, rather he went to a neighboring St. Francis, Kimuron Secondary School in Iten, Keiyo District. In 1990, Kipketer travelled to Denmark as a foreign exchange student, studying electronic engineering, he liked Denmark so much. Kipketer came to international attention in 1994 when he won 16 of 18 800 meter races, ran the second fastest 800 meters of the year and was ranked number one in the world by Track and Field News magazine; the next year, he won 10 of 12 races, ran under 1:43 twice with his 1:42.87 being the world leader, he competed for Denmark in the 1995 World Championships.
It was there that he claimed his first World Championship title in the 800 metres, pulling away from his competitors in dominating fashion down the homestretch. However, Kipketer was not a full Danish citizen, in 1996 the International Olympic Committee disallowed him from competing for Denmark in the Olympic Games in Atlanta, USA. Despite his absence from the Olympics, there was no doubt that Kipketer was the strongest 800 m runner in the world that year, he remained undefeated throughout 1996, including wins over all three 800 meter medalists at the 1996 Olympic Games, set a new personal best of 1:41.83 in Rieti at the end of the season, the fastest 800 meter time in the world in 12 years and only 0.1 short of the World Record. Despite not participating in the Olympics, Track & Field News magazine ranked him number one in the world in the 800 meters for 1996. Kipketer has, never equalled or bettered Vebjørn Rodal’s winning time from the 1996 Olympics in any world championship or Olympic games, where pacemakers are not allowed.
In 1997 Kipketer was at the peak of his career. In March he won the 800 m gold at the Indoor World Championships in France. In fact, he broke the indoor world record time in the heats by nearly a second, beating Paul Ereng's WR 1:44.84 with his 1:43.96. In the final he took yet another second off the world record with a scintillating 1:42.67. On 7 July he tied Sebastian Coe's world record for the 800 metres at a meeting in Sweden. Coe's record had stood for sixteen years, he went on to break the record twice that year, the first time being in Zurich, Switzerland at the Weltklasse Zürich GP on 13 August when he ran 1:41.24. Eleven days on 24 August, he improved the world record to 1:41.11 at the Grand Prix meet in Cologne, Germany. On 8 August, in the 1997 World Championships in Athletics at the Olympic Stadium, Greece, he led the race from start to finish, blazing the first 200 meters in 23.47 seconds, defended the World Championship title he had won in 1995. He was voted Field Athlete of the Year by Track and Field News Magazine.
The following season, Kipketer at first intended not to race at all. He participated in three meets, winning in Monaco and running a swift 1:43.18 in Zurich. At the European Championships in Budapest but made physical contact with the eventual winner Nils Schumann on the final straight and did not win a medal, he came back in 1999 by finishing second at the Indoor World Championships and bettering that with a gold medal at the 1999 World Championship in Seville, Spain. As in 1997, Kipketer was undefeated in 1999, winning all 10 outdoor races and finishing the year ranked number one in the world in the 800m by Track & Field News magazine. In 2000, he broke the world indoor record in the 1000 metres by running a 2:14.96. However, he raced sparingly outdoors and didn't show the same form he had in previous years, losing three out of the four races he contested. At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Kipketer took silver, finishing 0.06 behind Nils Schumann in a tactical contested 800 metres race.
In 2002, Kipketer won the gold medal at the European Championships in Munich, defeating the reigning world champion, André Bucher and 2000 Olympic champion, Nils Schumann. He won 8 of the 9 races he contested, had
Eliud Kipchoge is a Kenyan long-distance runner who competes in the marathon and 5000 metres race. He won the Olympic marathon in 2016 and is the current marathon world record holder with a time of 2 hours 1 minute 39 seconds. Kipchoge's world record run at the 2018 Berlin Marathon broke the previous record by 1 minute, 18 seconds, the greatest improvement since 1967. Kipchoge won his first individual world championship title in 2003 by winning the junior race at the IAAF World Cross Country Championships and setting a world junior record over 5000 m on the track. At the age of eighteen, he became the senior 5000 m world champion at the 2003 World Championships in Athletics with a championships record followed with an Olympic bronze for Kenya in 2004 and a bronze at the 2006 IAAF World Indoor Championships. A five-time World Championship 5000 m finalist, Kipchoge took silver medals at the 2007 World Championships, 2008 Summer Olympics and 2010 Commonwealth Games, he switched to road running in 2012 and made the second-fastest half marathon debut with 59:25 minutes.
On his marathon debut he won the 2013 Hamburg Marathon in a course record time. His first victory at a World Marathon Major came at the Chicago Marathon in 2014, he was a three-time winner at both the London Marathon and Berlin Marathon between 2015 and 2018. Described as "the greatest marathoner of the modern era", Kipchoge has won 11 of the 12 marathons he has entered, his only loss being to Wilson Kipsang Kiprotich at the 2013 Berlin Marathon, where Kipsang broke the world record. On 11 January 2019, Eliud Kipchoge won the Sportsman of the Year award at the 2019 Sports Personality of the Year awards in Kenya. Kipchoge was born on 5 November 1984 in Nandi District of Kenya. Kipchoge graduated from Kaptel Secondary School in 1999 but did not run then, he did run two miles to school on a daily basis. Kipchoge was raised by a single mother, only knew his father from pictures, he is the youngest of four children. He met his trainer Patrick Sang in 2001 at the age of 16. Kipchoge lives with 3 children in Eldoret, Kenya.
In 2002, he won at the Kenyan trials for the 2002 IAAF World Cross Country Championships junior race. At the World Cross Country Championships, held in Dublin, Kipchoge finished fifth in the individual race and was part of the Kenyan junior team that won gold. Kipchoge won the 5000 metres race at the Kenyan trial for the 2002 World Junior Championships in Athletics, but got ill and missed the championships. At the 2003 IAAF World Cross Country Championships he won the junior race, he set a world junior record in the 5000 m at the 2003 Bislett Games, running a time of 12:52.61 minutes. This stood as the world and African junior record until 2012, when it was improved to 12:47.53 minutes by Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia. In July he participated in the Golden League 2004 Roma Meeting. In the 5000 m event, he dipped first among the starters with 12:46.53, which made him the sixth-fastest in the event. Kipchoge won a gold medal at the 5000 m final at the 2003 World Championships, outsprinting both future world record holder Kenenisa Bekele and runner-up Hicham El Guerrouj by four hundredths of a second.
In 2004, Kipchoge won a bronze medal at the 5000 m final at the 2004 Athens Olympics, behind El Guerrouj and Kenenisa Bekele. He won the Trofeo Alasport cross country race earlier that season. Kipchoge won the bronze in the 3000 metres indoor at the 2006 World Championships in Moscow. At the end of the year, he ran at the San Silvestre Vallecana New Year's Eve 10 km road race and he just held off Zersenay Tadese to win in a time of 26:54 minutes; this was better than the world record. Kipchoge won a silver medal at the 5000 m final of the 2007 World Championships at Osaka in 13:46.00, behind Bernard Lagat. During the 2008 Olympics held in Beijing, Kipchoge won a silver medal in the 5000m event with a time of 13:02.80. He failed to reach the podium at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics, finishing in fifth place and he finished ninth in the 3000 m at the 2009 IAAF World Athletics Final. On the circuit, he won Campaccio Cross Country that year; as the prerace favorite, during the 2016 Summer Olympics, Kipchoge gained a gold medal in the marathon event.
On the last day of the Rio Olympics on 21 August 2016 he won in a time of 2:08:44. The runner up was Feyisa Lilesa 2:09:54 and the bronze medal went to Galen Rupp, doing his second marathon, crossing the finish line in 2:10:05; when the halfway point after 21.0975 km was reached, 37 men were within 10 seconds of the lead runner. The participants field diminished to 3 lead runners shortly before 34 km. Kipchoge made his final move on silver medal winner Lilesa around 36 km into the race, he covered the first half of the race in 65:55, while doing the second half in 62:49, that amounts to a difference of more than 3 minutes, a negative split. The winning gap between Kipchoge and Lilesa by 70 seconds is the largest victory margin since the 1972 Olympic marathon. Kipchoge's wining time of 2:08:44 is his slowest marathon time. One hundred fifty-five runners started the race, which amounted to the largest field in Olympic history. With this win, Kipchoge became the second Kenyan male after Sammy Wanjiru in Beijing 2008 to win an Olympic marathon gold medal.
At the same Olympics, the women marathon was o