2018 Men’s 5000 World Rankings

18-year-old Selemon Barega set a World Junior Record in winning the Diamond League Final. (JIRO MOCHIZUKI/IMAGE OF SPORT)

THE FIRST SUB-12:50 race since Paris ’12 (and first sub-12:45 since Paris ’05) proved to be the key to unlocking a nasty puzzle: did No. 1 belong to Selemon Barega or Birhanu Yemataw? While marks are only the third category of our Rankings protocol, there was no denying the fact that Barega moved to No. 4 on the all-time list with his brilliant 12:43.02 at the DL Final in Brussels. In the process, he took down most of the contenders and that combined with his earlier Stockholm win and Lausanne 2nd were enough to raise him up from the No. 5 he earned last year…

YEMATAW ALSO HAD a strong case, having won a pair of DL races (Shanghai & Lausanne) to go with a 2nd in Stockholm and 4th in London. He and Barega split their two head-to-head meetings… Barega wasn’t the only Junior of note. He lost twice to World Junior champ Edward Zakayo, who sneaks into the No. 10 position despite not appearing on the DL Circuit. He was only 16 over the summer…

PAUL CHELIMO WAS the top American for the third year in a row, moving up a spot from last year to the No. 3 position. In the process he sailed past some very big names—Doug Padilla, Steve Prefontaine & Sydney Maree—in moving from =No. 6 to No. 3 among U.S. all-time scorers.

JUMP TO U.S. RANKINGS VIEW WORLD TOP 50 LIST VIEW U.S. TOP 50 LIST
1. SELEMON BAREGA (Ethiopia) (1/20/00, 5-8/130) (1.73/59)
13:33.4(A) 3)Eth Ch 4/22 1. Tamire; 2. Alewe
13:04.05 1)Stockholm DL 6/10
13:02.67 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Yemataw
13:21.16 4)World Jr 7/14 1. Zakayo; 2. Mburu Waithaka; 3. Ingebrigtsen
13:52.27 4)Afr Ch 8/05 1. Zakayo; 2. Tamire; 3. Hailesilassie
12:43.02 1)Brussels DL 8/31
2. BIRHANU YEMATAW (Bahrain) (2/27/96, 5-5¾/119) (1.67/54)
13:09.64 1)Shanghai DL 5/12
13:04.25 2)Stockholm DL 6/10 1. Barega
13:01.09 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
13:16.04 4)London DL 7/21 1. Chelimo; 2. Edris; 3. Kejelcha
13:43.17 1)Asian G 8/30
3. PAUL CHELIMO (US) (10/27/90, 5-7¼/126) (1.71/57)
13:09.66 2)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Yemataw
13:29.47 1)USATF 6/24
13:14.01 1)London DL 7/21
12:57.55 6)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Barega; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kejelcha; 4. Edris; 5. Hadis
4. MUKTAR EDRIS (Ethiopia) (1/14/94, 5-7¾/126) (1.72/57)
13:10.98 5)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Yemataw; 2. Chelimo; 3. Mburu Waithaka; 4. Rutto
13:06.24 6)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Yemataw; 2. Barega; 3. Hadis; 4. Tamire; 5. Yator
13:14.35 2)London DL 7/21 1. Chelimo
12:55.18 4)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Barega; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kejelcha
5. ABADI HADIS (Ethiopia) (11/06/97, 5-7/139) (1.70/63)
13:11.04 7)Shanghai DL 5/12 1. Yemataw; 2. Chelimo; 3. Mburu Waithaka; 4. Rutto; 5. Edris;
6. Melak
13:06.76 3)Stockholm DL 6/10 1. Barega; 2. Yemataw
13:03.62 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Yemataw; 2. Barega
12:56.27 5)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Barega; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kejelcha; 4. Edris
6. YOMIF KEJELCHA (Ethiopia) (8/01/97, 6-1¼/128) (1.86/58)
13:34.67i 1)Seattle 1/27
dq –)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Yemataw; 2. Barega; 3. Hadis; 4. Tamire; 5. Yator;
6. Edris; 7. Haile; 8. Kifle; 9. Kissa; 10. Kiplangat;
11. Bouqantar; 12. Ingebrigtsen; 13. Wanders
13:14.39 3)London DL 7/21 1. Chelimo; 2. Edris
12:46.79 3)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Barega; 2. Gebrhiwet
7. HAGOS GEBRHIWET (Ethiopia) (5/11/94, 5-5¾/143) (1.67/65)
13:16.39 5)London DL 7/21 1. Chelimo; 2. Edris; 3. Kejelcha; 4. Yemataw
12:45.82 2)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Barega
8. GETANEH TAMIRE (Ethiopia) (1/10/94, 5-7¼/121) (1.71/55)
13:31.5(A) 1)Eth Ch 4/22
13:04.04 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Yemataw; 2. Barega; 3. Hadis
13:49.06 2)Afr Ch 8/05 1. Zakayo
12:59.58 8)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Barega; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kejelcha; 4. Edris; 5. Hadis;
6. Chelimo; 7. Yator
9. MO AHMED (Canada) (1/05/91, 5-8¾/134) (1.75/61)
13:52.78 2)Comm G 4/08 1. Cheptegei
13:14.88 4)Stockholm DL 6/10 1. Barega; 2. Yemataw; 3. Hadis
14:36.09 1)Can Ch 7/05
13:16.82 7)London DL 7/21 1. Chelimo; 2. Edris; 3. Kejelcha; 4. Yemataw; 5. Gebrhiwet;
6. Rutto
13:03.08 9)Brussels DL 8/31 1. Barega; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kejelcha; 4. Edris; 5. Hadis;
6. Chelimo; 7. Yator; 8. Tamire
10. EDWARD ZAKAYO (Kenya) (11/25/01)
13:24.08(A) 1)Nairobi 2/17
13:54.06 3)Comm G 4/08 1. Cheptegei; 2. Ahmed
13:19.74(A) 1)Nairobi 6/12
(13:43.44Ah)
13:20.16 1)World Junior 7/14
13:48.58 1)Afr Ch 8/05
U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Paul Chelimo (US Army) 6. Emmanuel Bor (US Army)
1)USATF, 1)London DL, 6)Brussels DL 5)Portland, 5)USATF, 14)London DL
2. Ben True (Saucony) 7. Shadrack Kipchirchir (unattached)
5)Stockholm DL, 10)London DL, 10)Brussels DL 13)London DL
3. Hassan Mead (Oregon TC) 8. Eric Jenkins (Nike Oregon Project)
3)USATF, 9)London DL, 1)NACAC 1)Portland, 19)London DL
4. Ryan Hill (Bowerman TC) 9. Grant Fisher (Stanford)
2)USATF, 17)London DL 1)Card, 3)NCAA, 6)USATF
5. Riley Masters (Nike) 10. Sean McGorty (Stanford)
2)Jordan, 4)USATF, 18)London DL 5)Card, 1)NCAA, 10)Heusden-Zolder�

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