STORIES SI WRITERS PHOTOS SCHEDULES & RESULTS TRACK EXPLAINER
Medals
GoldGOLD SilverSILVER BronzeBRONZE
Tirunesh Dibaba  Elvan Abeylegesse  Meseret Defar 
EthiopiaEthiopia   TurkeyTurkey   EthiopiaEthiopia  
Women's 5000 m
Final
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT MEDAL
FINAL
EthiopiaEthiopia  Tirunesh Dibaba  15:41.40  Gold 
TurkeyTurkey  Elvan Abeylegesse  15:42.74  Silver 
EthiopiaEthiopia  Meseret Defar  15:44.12  Bronze 
KenyaKenya  Sylvia Kibet  15:44.96   
KenyaKenya  Vivian Cheruiyot  15:46.32   
RussiaRussia  Lilia Shobukhova  15:46.62   
TurkeyTurkey  Alemitu Bekele  15:48.48   
EthiopiaEthiopia  Meselech Melkamu  15:49.03   
United StatesUnited States  Kara Goucher  15:49.39   
10  United StatesUnited States  Shalane Flanagan  15:50.80   
11  KenyaKenya  Priscah Jepleting Cherono  15:51.78   
12  RussiaRussia  Gulnara Galkina-Samitova  15:56.97   
13  ChinaChina  Fei Xue  16:09.84   
14  United StatesUnited States  Jennifer Rhines  16:34.63   
15  CanadaCanada  Megan Metcalfe  17:06.82   
Preliminary round
QUAL/RANK NATION ATHLETE RESULT  
ROUND 1 HEAT 1
1-Q  EthiopiaEthiopia  Tirunesh Dibaba  15:09.89   
2-Q  KenyaKenya  Sylvia Kibet  15:10.37   
3-Q  TurkeyTurkey  Alemitu Bekele  15:10.92   
4-Q  EthiopiaEthiopia  Meselech Melkamu  15:11.21   
5-Q  RussiaRussia  Gulnara Galkina-Samitova  15:11.46   
6-Q  United StatesUnited States  Jennifer Rhines  15:15.12   
JapanJapan  Yuriko Kobayashi  15:15.87   
EritreaEritrea  Simret Sultan  15:16.25   
BelarusBelarus  Volha Krautsova  15:21.85   
10  ItalyItaly  Silvia Weissteiner  15:23.45   
11  ChinaChina  Yingying Zhang  15:23.81   
12  TanzaniaTanzania  Zakia Mrisho Mohamed  15:24.28   
13  SpainSpain  Dolores Checa  15:31.22   
14  PortugalPortugal  Jessica Augusto  16:05.71   
15  MalawiMalawi  Lucia Chandamale  16:44.09   
16  Sao Tome And PrincipeSao Tome And Principe  Celma da Graca Soares Bonfim  17:25.99   
ROUND 1 HEAT 2
1-Q  EthiopiaEthiopia  Meseret Defar  14:56.32   
2-Q  KenyaKenya  Vivian Cheruiyot  14:57.27   
3-Q  RussiaRussia  Lilia Shobukhova  14:57.77   
4-Q  KenyaKenya  Priscah Jepleting Cherono  14:58.07   
5-Q  TurkeyTurkey  Elvan Abeylegesse  14:58.79   
6-Q  United StatesUnited States  Shalane Flanagan  14:59.69   
United StatesUnited States  Kara Goucher  15:00.98   
CanadaCanada  Megan Metcalfe  15:11.23   
ChinaChina  Fei Xue  15:13.25   
10  JapanJapan  Kayoko Fukushi  15:20.46   
11  MoroccoMorocco  Mariem Alaoui Selsouli  15:21.47   
12  JapanJapan  Yukiko Akaba  15:38.30   
13  HungaryHungary  Krisztina Papp  16:08.86   
14  BurundiBurundi  Francine Niyonizigiye  17:08.44   
DNF  RussiaRussia  Elena Zadorozhnaya     
DNS  Great BritainGreat Britain  Jo Pavey     
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