How fast do Olympians Run 5K?

How fast do Olympians Run 5K?

It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics, run over 121⁄2 laps of a standard track….5000 metres.

Athletics 5000 metres
Men Joshua Cheptegei ( UGA ) 12:35.36 (2020)
Women Letesenbet Gidey ( ETH ) 14:06.62 (2020)
Olympic records
Men Kenenisa Bekele ( ETH ) 12:57.82 (2008)

What is the world record for 5 km?

The official world records in the 5000 metres are held by Joshua Cheptegei with 12:35.36 for men and Letesenbet Gidey with 14:06.62 for women.

How many laps is 5000m on track?

12.5 laps
The 5000m includes 12.5 laps of the track. Although this discipline has more of the character of a middle distance, speed is as important a component as in any race.

How fast does Mo Farah run a km?

Mo Farah’s average running speed over The Olympic Games 10,000m GOLD medal winning performance was 21.8km/hour.

Is 5 km in 18 minutes good?

To reiterate – to run 5k in 18 minutes your body needs to get comfortable running at a speed of 3.36 minutes/km – or 5 minutes 46 seconds/mile.

Who won the 10000?

10,000 metres at the Olympics

10,000 metres at the Olympic Games
Men 27:01.17 Kenenisa Bekele (2008)
Women 29:17.45 Almaz Ayana (2016)
Reigning champion
Men Selemon Barega (ETH)

How do you pace a 5K fast?

Beginners should start with one easy mile, jogging more slowly than on a regular easy run. More advanced runners can do up to three, picking up the pace slightly during the last mile, Goodman says. Then spend at least five minutes—more if you have time—doing drills like leg swings, arm circles, and skipping.

How should you pace a 5K?

You should target a pace around 5-10 seconds per mile slower than your goal race pace the first mile. Use the pace calculator above to determine the exact pace. Remember that it will feel “slow” and you might be getting passed by people you want to beat.

Who won women’s 5000m?

sensation Irene Schouten
Dutch sensation Irene Schouten smashed the 20-year-old Olympic record to win the women’s 5000m gold medal at the National Speed Skating Oval on Thursday (10 February).