Men's 5000m

Athletics Beijing Olympics

World Record: Kenenisa Bekele, Ethiopia, 12:37.35

Venue: National Stadium

Kenenisa Bekele sets new Olympic record in men’s 5000m

Kenenisa Bekele from Ethiopia has won the gold medal in the men’s 5000 meters setting a new Olympic Record time of 12:57.82.
Kenya’s Eliud Kipchoge won the silver medal and Edwin Cheruiyot Soi also from Kenya won the bronze medal.

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