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5000m Records

The 5000m has been an Olympic event since 1912 for men and women from 1996, when women's distances were standardised to be the same as for men.

Where Centre records are better performances than National or World records, this likely indicates that the athlete either failed to apply for the record within the application window or was unable to meet the stricter paperwork requirements. More recent records could still be in the processing stage at World or National level.

Electronic times are preferred but not required, with the proviso that hand times require three watch readings. Where it is not readily evident that a historical hand timed record or electronic time is faster, both will be listed. [I believe any time given with a single decimal is hand timed but unless marked it is not explicitly expressed.] Lap scoring sheets are required to be submitted with record applications for events 3000m and above.

Note: Athletes move. Wellington records applicable to athletes registered to Wellington at time of performance. Island championship records applicable to athletes registered to that island at time of performance. NZ records applicable to athletes registered appropriately to NZMA at time of performance. Oceania championship records applicable to athletes registered to OMA at time of performance. World records quote national affiliation of athlete at time of performance.

  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
M35 13:49.93

Nick Willis (2019)
17:04.41

Iain Murray (2003)
17:02.59

Damon Cook (2017)
15:20.59

P Ritchie (1996)
13:49.93

Nick Willis (2019)
15:00.3

Gary Hand AUS (1984)
12:53.60

 Bernard Lagat USA (2011)
M40 14:43.89

Ted McLachlan (1994)
15:15.8

Ted McLachlan (1994)
14:49.4

J Dixon (1987)
14:43.89

Ted McLachlan (1994)
14:21.0

Jack Foster (1976)
15:07.9

Paul Sumpter NZL (1990)
13:06.78

Bernard Lagat USA (2016)
M45 15:46.03

Colin MacLachlan (1986)
16:31.0

Ian Carter (1995)
16:09.5

D Rowell (1989)
15:00.5

Eddie Gray (1992)
15:00.5

Eddie Gray (1992)
15:55.2

Graham Tattersall NZL (1990)
14:23.6

Lucien Rault FRA (1982)
M50 15:55.55

J Weatherley
16:13.2

K Pearce (1986)
16:10.0

John MacDonald (1985)
15:26.2

Ron Robertson (1992)
15:26.2

Ron Robertson (1992)
16:17.0

Allan Davis NZL (1990)
14:52.92

Sean Wade USA (2016)
M55 17:11.62

Richard Brent (2007)
16:58.3

Trevor Ogilvie (2005)
17:08.0

Derek Turnbull (1983)
16:22.5

Derek Turnbull (1982)
15:41.72

Ron Robertson (1997)
16:06.0

Ron Robertson NZL (1998)
15:29.7

Keith Bateman AUS (2011)
M60 17:35.44

Richard Brent (2011)
17:35.44

 Richard Brent (2011)
17:48.8

Derek Turnbull (1990)
16:56.62

Alan Galbraith (2005)
16:16.51

Ron Robertson (2001)
17:36.34

Trevor Ogilvie NZL (2012)
16:12.57

Adriaan Heijdens NED (1999)
M65 18:45.0

John Eccles
18:43.0

Ron Robertson (2006)
19:32.9

Selwyn Opie (1990)
16:38.8

Derek Turnbull (1992)
16:38.8

Derek Turnbull (1992)
18:13.1

Colin McLeod AUS (2002)
16:38.8

Derek Turnbull NZL (1992)
M70 21:15.12

Brian Hayes
(2019)
20:09.97

Len Wigham (2001)
20:30.3

Derek Turnbull (1998)
19:37.11

Win Nelmes (1986)
18:15.53

Ron Robertson (2011)
19:24.62

Peter Sandery AUS (2012)
18:15.53

Ron Robertson NZL (2011)
M75 24:28.21

Ellis Goodyear (2007)
24:54.3

Eric de Lautour (1995)
22:06.0

Selwyn Opie (2000)
22:02.34

Ron Stevens (2009)
18:15.5

Ron Stevens (2009)
22:45.0

Win Nelmes NZL (1990)
19:07.02

Ed Whitlock CAN (2006)
M80 28:00.54

Clem Green
27:59.6

Jim Feist (2015)
27:47.6

Stan Gawler (2009)
24:41.14

Eric de Lautour (2001)
24:05.14

Eric de Lautour (2001)
28:54.5

Don Edmundson NZL (2000)
20:58.12

Ed Whitlock CAN (2011)
M85 no record no record no record 26:18.47

Eric de Lautour (2007)
26:18.47

Eric de Lautour (2007)
26:51.3

Eric de Lautour NZL (2006)
24:03.99

Ed Whitlock CAN (2015)
M90 no record no record no record no record no record no record 29:59.94

Yoshimitsu Miyauchi JPN (2014)
M95 no record no record no record no record no record no record 50:10.56

Frank Levine USA (2009)
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World
W35 16:47.63

Ngaire Drake
18:08.08

Lee-Ann Sharp (2003)
18:57.07

Melanie Angland (2016)
17:41.15

Vicki Humphries (2002)
16:03.12

M O'Connor (1993)
17:07.7

Karen Gobby AUS (1990)
14:33.84

Edith Masai KEN (2006)
W40 16:45.74

Nyla Caroll (2010)
19:00.23

Wendy Cottrell‐Teahan (2011)
no record 16:48.28

Nyla Caroll (2010)
16:29.89

Penny Peskett (2018)
17:32.0

Dot Browne AUS (1984)
15:04.87

Joanne Pavey GBR (2014)
W45 17:32.13

Bernie Portenski
17:03.06

Sally Gibbs (2011)
20:27.0

Maria Sleeman (2009)
16:46.97

Sally Gibbs (2012)
16:44.53

Sally Gibbs (2012)
16:53.78

Sally Gibbs NZL (2012)
15:55.71

Nicole Leveque FRA (1996
W50 17:22.22

Bernie Portenski
20:49.94

Judith Stewart (2001)
19:06.38

 Maggie Chorley (2017)
17:24.54

Sally Gibbs (2015)
17:24.54

Sally Gibbs (2015)
19:19.0

 Margaret Orman NZL (1992)
16:51.17

Gitte Karlshoj DEN (2009)
W55 17:56.05

Bernie Portenski
20:31.8

Carolyn Smith (2015)
20:28.6

Julie Wilson (2013)
19:37.53

Loris Reed (2004)
17:45.52

Sally Gibbs (2018)
18:44.52

Louisa Abram AUS (2018)
17:29.28

Silke Schmidt GER (2015)
W60 21:10.8

Peggy Fletcher (1992)
21:10.8

Peggy Fletcher (1992)
21:14.19

Bernadette Jago (2017)
20:40.54

Christine Adamson (2017)
18:51.13

Bernie Portenski (2010)
20:56.69

Kathy Sims AUS (2012)
18:48.62

Lidia Zentner GER (2013)
W65 23:31.00

Peggy Fletcher
23:32.79

Judith Stewart (2013)
21:56.10

Loris Reed (2012)
22:55.24

Judith Stewart (2015)
21:56.10

Loris Reed (2012)
21:08.79

 Lavinia Petrie AUS (2012)
20:08.17

Kathryn Martin USA (2016)
W70 33:32.00

Betty Meyers (1996)
24:59.45

Isabel Foley (2003)
24:26.38

Myrtle Rough (2010)
23:54.27

Judith Stewart (2019)
23:54.27

Judith Stewart (2019)
21:53.63

 Lavinia Petrie AUS (2014)
20:56.13

Angela Copson GBR (2017)
W75 no record 28:04.20

Dawn Cumming (2009)
26:04.40

Myrtle Rough (2015)
31:55.70

Ailsa Forbes (1986)
25:30.17

Myrtle Rough (2016)
30:26.2

Shirley Brasher AUS (2002)
24:03.90

Yoko Nakano JPN (2013)
W80 no record no record no record no record no record no record 25:40.14

Yoko Nakano JPN (2018)
W85 no record no record 39:50.8

Edith Mercier (2008)
no record 39:50.8

Edith Mercier (2008)
no record 32:36.20

Lenore Montgomery CAN (2015)
  Wellington North Island
Champs
South Island
Champs
NZMA Champs NZ National Oceania Champs World

World Records from World Masters Athletics as at 31 December 2018.

Oceania Championship Records from Oceania Athletics as at January 2018.

NZ Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at 18 August 2019.

NZMA Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at 8 March 2019.

South Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at November 2018.

North Island Championship Records from NZ Masters Athletics as at November 2018.

Wellington Records as at 8 September 2019.


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Last Updated 14 October 2019