Deepest 5K ever?


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Deepest 5K ever?

Postby trackstar » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:21 am

Not sure if this belongs on "Current" or "Historical," since it's a little of both.

I went to the Oslo GL meet this year and watched seven men break 13 in the 5K. Was this the deepest (most sub-13s) ever in one race? Blew my mind to watch it -- when I first started following track, the WR was Moorcroft's 13:00.41.
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Re: Deepest 5K ever?

Postby Anne Animus » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:24 am

See the best-ever-marks-for-places list at http://www.trackandfieldnews.com/archive/bemfp_m.html
The most sub-13s in one race was actually 8 - that happened in Oslo in 2000. This year's race is also up there, with best ever for places 4-6
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Re: Deepest 5K ever?

Postby trackstar » Mon Aug 04, 2003 9:48 am

Thanks. And wow -- on that same page, look at the Van Damme 10K from last year. Awesome.
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Re: Deepest 5K ever?

Postby Pego » Mon Aug 04, 2003 3:36 pm

I had to laugh at the reference to Moorcroft's low 13. I still remember when Anufriev and then Zátopek broke 14 (around the same time Zátopek broke 29). It's been about 50 years. Getting old sucks, gentlemen.
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