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3000m

The 3000m has not been contested at the Olympics since 1924 for men. It was an Olympic distance for women from 1984 to 1992 and was dropped when women's distances were standardised to be the same as for men.

It was only held at the first two WMA Champs. Curiously, it was only offered to men in 1975 - even though the 5000m was available to both men and women. For 1977, women were offered the event instead of the 5000m and the men were given the 5000m instead of 3000m.

From 1979, both sexes ran the 5000m and the 3000m was dropped.

National codes indicate a competitor's registered country at time of competition.

World Records from World Masters Athletics as at 25 June 2022.

  M35 W35
WR 7:29.00 - Bernard Lagat (USA) 2010 8:27.83 - Maricica Puica (ROM) 1985
1977 competition not open to M35s 9:49.1 - S Larsson (SWE)
9:49.6 - T Syrjula (FIN)
10:03.0 - F Nicolos (FRA)
1975 competition not open to M35s no 3000m event
  M40 W40
WR 7:42.75 - Bernard Lagat (USA) 2015 9:03.40 - Nuria Fernandez (ESP) 2017
1977 no 3000m event 10:15.4 - M Gorman (USA)
11:00.0 - M Czarapata (USA)
11:11.5 - R Olsson (SWE)
1975 8:26.8 - A Thomas (AUS)
8:42.4 - J MacDonald (NZL)
8:45.6 - D Worling (AUS)
no 3000m event
  M45 W45
WR 8:15.58 - Vyacheslav Shavunin (RUS) 2015 9:17.27 - Yekatarina Podkopayeva (URS) 1997
1977 no 3000m event 11:17.4 - U Seger (SWE)
11:39.4 - M Henriksen (DEN)
11:47.1 - B de Preter (BEL)
1975 9:11.8 - A Hughes (GBR)
9:22.0 - D Beatty (CAN)
9:24.4 - D Colton (USA)
no 3000m event
  M50 W50
WR 8:41.2 - Christian Geffrey (FRA) 2007 9:47.20 - Gitte Karlshöj (DEN) 2009
1977 no 3000m event 11:41.7 - K Garbo (NOR)
12:30.0 - U Jansson (SWE)
12:31.5 - A Haushofer (GER)
1975 9:22.2 - T Orr (AUS)
9:33.8 - R Boutard (FRA)
9:41.4 - N Neilson (GBR)
no 3000m event
  M55 W55
WR 8:56.80 - Keith Bateman (AUS) 2010 10:03.90 - Silke Schmidt (GER) 2015
1977 no 3000m event 12:48.0 - H Jockle (GER)
13:#8.3 - I Sagrelius (SWE)
13:47.0 - E Howie (GER)
1975 9:28.0 - J Gilmour (AUS)
10:19.8 - B Horman (USA)
10:25.0 - O Elvland (SWE)
no 3000m event
  M60 W60
WR 9:29.47 - Adriaan Heijdens (NED) 2000 10:54.04 - Lidia Zentner (GER) 2013
1977 no 3000m event 13:42.8 - E Eriksson (SWE)
13:50.0 - J Luther (GER)
14:03.0 - M Lynnerup (DEN)
1975 10:46.9 - W Andberg (USA)
10:51.8 - R Isman (TUR)
11:24.0 - L Rolls (GBR)
no 3000m event
  M65 W65
WR 9:47.4 - Derek Turnbull (NZL) 1992 11:42.8 - Katryn Martin (USA) 2017
1977 no 3000m event 18:02.4 - J Bucher (GER)
no second or third place
1975 z no 3000m event
  M70 W70
WR 10:42.40 - Siem Herlaar (NED) 1999 12:52.03 - Lavinia Petrie (AUS) 2014
1977 no 3000m event not contested
1975 10:52.0 - M Jenkinson (AUS)
11:14.0 - N Bright (USA)
11:47.0 - W Frederick (USA)
no 3000m event
  M75 W75
WR 11:10.43 - Ed Whitlock (CAN) 2006 13:55.58 - Yoko Nakano (JPN) 2012
1977 no 3000m event no 50000m event
1975 not contested no 3000m event
  M80 W80
WR 12:13.56 - Ed Whitlock (CAN) 2011 14:27.49 - Yoko Nakano (JPN) 2017
1977 no 3000m event not contested
1975 not contested no 3000m event
  M85 W85
WR 14:13.4 - Julian Bernal Medina (ESP) 2005 19:58.05 - Lenore Montgomery (CAN) 2017
1977 no 3000m event not contested
1975 not contested no 3000m event
  M90 W90
WR 16:42.01 - Yoshimitsu Miyauchi (JPN) 2014 no record
1977 no 3000m event not contested
1975 not contested no 3000m event
  M95 W95
WR 26:17.4 - Petter Green (NOR) 2007 no record
1977 no 3000m event not contested
1975 not contested no 3000m event

  

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