2019 Men’s 5000 World Rankings

Muktar Edris kicked to WC gold, but repeat No. 1 Selemon Barega had the best overall record. (KEVIN MORRIS)

HERE’S A WEIRD ONE FOR YOU: Selemon Barega grabbed the No. 1 spot despite not winning a race all year. That’s right, no gold medals or blue ribbons, as he finished 2nd 4 times and 5th once. Still a teenager (he turns 20 in January), the young Ethiopian nonetheless had the season’s best overall record and repeats at the top…

THE RUNNER-UP SPOT goes to Barega’s countryman Telahun Haile, a 20-year-old who beat him twice and had a DL win… Yomif Kejelcha’s early-season wins had him on track for a higher spot until he ended up only 6th at the DL Final. He opted for the 10K at the WC as did No. 4 Joshua Cheptegei in a year where a track distance double wasn’t possible… World Champ Muktar Edris could rate no higher than No. 7, his only other race of the year being a DL Circuit bomb…

PAUL CHELIMO is the top American for the fourth year in a row. He lost to Lopez Lomong at USATF, but Lomong chose the 10K in Doha and didn’t make the World Rankings.

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1. SELEMON BAREGA (Ethiopia) (1/20/00, 5-8/130) (1.73/59)
13:04.71 2)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Kejelcha
12:53.04 2)Rome DL 6/06 1. Haile
13:01.99 2)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Kejelcha
12:59.66 5)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Cheptegei; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kimeli; 4. Haile
12:59.70 2)World Ch 9/30 1. Edris
(13:24.69h)
2. TELAHUN HAILE (Ethiopia) (5/13/99)
13:36.3(A) 1)Eth Ch 5/12
13:05.94 5)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Gebrhiwet; 4. Yemataw
12:52.98 1)Rome DL 6/06
12:57.56 1)Hengelo IWC 6/09
13:03.09 3)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega
12:59.09 4)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Cheptegei; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kimeli
13:02.29 4)World Ch 9/30 1. Edris; 2. Barega; 3. Ahmed
(13:20.45h)
3. YOMIF KEJELCHA (Ethiopia) (8/01/97, 6-1¼/128) (1.86/58)
13:10.72 1)Jordan Inv 5/02
13:04.16 1)Shanghai DL 5/18
13:00.56 1)Lausanne DL 7/05
13:01.38 6)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Cheptegei; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kimeli; 4. Haile; 5. Barega
4. JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI (Uganda) (9/12/96, 5-10½/134) (1.79/61)
13:06.68 7)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Gebrhiwet; 4. Yemataw; 5. Haile;
6. Kimeli
13:03.59 4)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Haile
12:57.41 1)Zürich DL 8/29
5. HAGOS GEBRHIWET (Ethiopia) (5/11/94, 5-5¾/143) (1.67/65)
13:04.83 3)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega
12:54.92 3)Rome DL 6/06 1. Haile; 2. Barega
13:09.59 10)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Haile; 4. Cheptegei; 5. Hadis;
6. Chelimo; 7. Tanui; 8. Kimeli; 9. Kiplangat
13:01.86 1)London DL 7/20
12:58.15 2)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Cheptegei
6. NICHOLAS KIMELI (Kenya) (9/29/98)
13:06.16 6)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Gebrhiwet; 4. Yemataw; 5. Haile
12:57.90 2)Hengelo IWC 6/09 1. Haile
13:07.35 8)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Haile; 4. Cheptegei; 5. Hadis;
6. Chelimo; 7. Tanui
13:05.48 3)London DL 7/20 1. Gebrhiwet; 2. Ingebrigtsen
12:59.05 3)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Cheptegei; 2. Gebrhiwet
13:27.99(A) 3)Ken Tr 9/13 1. Kibet; 2. Simiyu
13:05.27 8)World Ch 9/30 1. Edris; 2. Barega; 3. Ahmed; 4. Haile; 5. J. Ingebrigtsen;
6. Kiprop; 7. Chelimo
(13:20.82h)
7. MUKTAR EDRIS (Ethiopia) (1/14/94, 5-7¾/126) (1.72/57)
13:29.53 18)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Haile; 4. Cheptegei; 5. Hadis;
6. Chelimo; 7. Tanui; 8. Kimeli; 9. Kiplangat; 10. Gebrhiwet;
11. Yator; 12. Fikadu; 13. Berihu; 14. Wanders; 15. Kidanu;
16. Yemataw; 17. Rop
12:58.85 1)World Ch 9/30
(13:25.00h)
8. MOH AHMED (Canada) (1/05/91, 5-8¾/134) (1.75/61)
12:58.16 6)Rome DL 6/06 1. Haile; 2. Barega; 3. Gebrhiwet; 4. Yemataw; 5. Hadis
13:54.92 1)Can Ch 7/25
13:01.11 3)World Ch 9/30 1. Edris; 2. Barega
(13:25.35h)
9. JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN (Norway) (9/19/00, 5-11¼/143) (1.81/65)
13:02.03 2)London DL 7/20 1. Gebrhiwet
13:02.93 5)World Ch 9/30 1. Edris; 2. Barega; 3. Ahmed; 4. Haile
(13:25.20h)
10. PAUL CHELIMO (US) (10/27/90, 5-7¼/126) (1.71/57)
13:13.94 12)Shanghai DL 5/18 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Gebrhiwet; 4. Yemataw; 5. Haile;
6. Kimeli; 7. Cheptegei; 8. Waithaka; 9. Chala; 10. Yator;
11. Bouqantar
13:05.70 6)Lausanne DL 7/05 1. Kejelcha; 2. Barega; 3. Haile; 4. Cheptegei; 5. Hadis
13:25.80 2)USATF 7/28 1. Lomong
13:14.18 8)Zürich DL 8/29 1. Cheptegei; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Kimeli; 4. Haile; 5. Barega;
6. Kejelcha; 7. Waithaka
13:04.60 7)World Ch 9/30 1. Edris; 2. Barega; 3. Ahmed; 4. Haile; 5. J. Ingebrigtsen;
6. Kiprop
(13:20.18h)
U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Paul Chelimo (Nike) 6. Drew Hunter (adidas)
2)USATF, 8)Zürich DL 7)World Ch 7)Jordan, 5)USATF
2. Lopez Lomong (Bowerman TC) 7. Riley Masters (Nike)
1)Sunset, 1)USATF, 2)Beaverton 1)Portland, 5)Sunset, 6)USATF
3. Hassan Mead (Oregon TC) 8. Hilary Bor (Nike/US Army)
2)Sunset, 4)USATF, 11)World Ch 3)BU Indoor, 8)USATF
4. Woody Kincaid (Bowerman TC) 9. Matthew Centrowitz (Bowerman TC)
3)Sunset, 3)USATF, 1) Beaverton 3)Beaverton
5. Ben True (Saucony) 10. Emmanuel Bor (US Army)
7)USATF, 2)Brussels DL, 9h)World Ch 2) BU Indoor

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