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Men, 5000 m
              
All records considered statistically valid, but some of them, were unratified for various reasons.
   - Record was ratified           *   - Record was repeated Chart
 
  16.34.6 George Touquet-Daunis FRA Paris Oct 31, 1897
  16.29.2 George Touquet-Daunis FRA Lyon May 22, 1899
  15.29.8 Charles Bennett GBR Paris Jul 22, 1900
  14.59.0 Alfred Schrubb GBR Glasgow Jun 13, 1904
14.36.6 Hannes Kolehmainen FIN Stockholm Jul 10, 1912
14.35.4 Paavo Nurmi FIN Stockholm Sep 12, 1922
14.28.4 Paavo Nurmi FIN Helsinki Jun 19, 1924
14.17.0 Lauri Lehtinen FIN Helsinki Jun 19, 1932
14.08.8 Taisto Mäki FIN Helsinki Jun 16, 1939
13.58.4 Gunder Hägg SWE Göteborg Sep 20, 1942
13.57.2 Emil Zátopek TCH Paris May 30, 1954
13.56.6 Vladimir Kuts URS Bern Aug 29, 1954
13.51.6 Christopher Chataway GBR London Oct 13, 1954
13.51.2 Vladimir Kuts URS Prague Oct 23, 1954
13.50.8 Sandor Iharos HUN Budapest Sep 10, 1955
13.46.8 Vladimir Kuts URS Belgrad Sep 18, 1955
13.40.6 Sandor Iharos HUN Budapest Oct 23, 1955
13.36.8 Gordon Pirie GBR Bergen Jun 19, 1956
13.35.0 Vladimir Kuts URS Rome Oct 13, 1957
13.34.8 Ron Clarke AUS Hobart Jan 16, 1965
13.33.6 Ron Clarke AUS Auckland Feb 01, 1965
13.25.8 Ron Clarke AUS Los Angeles Jun 04, 1965
13.24.2 Kipchoge Keino KEN Auckland Nov 30, 1965
13.16.6 Ron Clarke AUS Stockholm Jul 05, 1966
13.16.4 Lasse Viren FIN Helsinki Sep 14, 1972
13.13.0 Emiel Puttemans BEL Brussels Sep 20, 1972
13.12.9 Dick Quax NZL Stockholm Jul 05, 1977
13.08.4 Henry Rono KEN Berkeley Apr 08, 1978
13.06.2 Henry Rono KEN Knarvik Sep 13, 1981
13.00.41 David Moorcroft GBR Oslo Jul 07, 1982
13.00.40 Said Aouita MAR Oslo Jul 27, 1985
12.58.39 Said Aouita MAR Rome Jul 22, 1987
12.56.96 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Hengelo Jun 04, 1994
12.55.30 Moses Kiptanui KEN Rome Jun 08, 1995
12.44.39 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Zürich Aug 16, 1995
12.41.86 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Zürich Aug 13, 1997
12.39.74 Daniel Komen KEN Brussels Aug 22, 1997
12.39.36 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Helsinki Jun 13, 1998
12.37.35 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Hengelo May 31, 2004