2021 Men’s 5000 World Rankings

It didn’t count as part of his 5000 leadership, but Joshua Cheptegei followed his Oly gold with the year’s fastest 2-miler, 8:09.55 at Pre. (KIRBY LEE/IMAGE OF SPORT)

TOKYO WAS THE DEEPEST race of the year and the Florence DL was the fastest, leaving Zürich’s DL Final race as not much of a factor…

JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI started on a down note, claiming only 6th in the Italian stop (Florence being a 1-year substitute for traditional fixture Rome). The WR holder, however, bounced back with the Olympic gold and thus claimed the top spot over podium mates Moh Ahmed and Paul Chelimo… Chelimo claimed the honor of first American for the fifth straight time…

OPTING FOR THE OLYMPIC 1500, Jakob Ingebrigtsen ran only a single 5, but that was the Florence win in what turned out to be the year’s fastest time. That garnered him No. 4 to go with his 1500 No. 1, all while still just 20 (he turned 21 in September).

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1. JOSHUA CHEPTEGEI (Uganda) (9/12/96, 5-10½/134) (1.79/61)
12:54.69 6)Florence DL 6/10 1. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Ahmed; 4. Katir; 5. Knight
12:58.15 1)Olympic Games 8/06
(13:30.61h)
2. MOH AHMED (Canada) (1/5/91, 5-8¾/134) (1.75/61)
13:18.49 1)Track Meet 5/15
12:50.12 3)Florence DL 6/10 1. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Gebrhiwet
12:58.61 2)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Cheptegei
(13:38.96h)
3. PAUL CHELIMO (US) (10/27/90, 5-7¼/126) (1.71/57)
13:12.51i 2)Firefly Recovery 3/04 1. Bor
13:09.90i 1)Va Beach 3/18
13:26.82 1)Olympic Trials 6/27
(13:36.66h)
12:59.05 3)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Cheptegei; 2. Ahmed
(13:30.15h)
4. JAKOB INGEBRIGTSEN (Norway) (9/19/00, 5-11¼/143) (1.81/65)
12:48.45 1)Florence DL 6/10
5. HAGOS GEBRHIWET (Ethiopia) (5/11/94, 5-5¾/143) (1.67/65)
12:49.02 2)Florence DL 6/10 1. Ingebrigtsen
6. NICHOLAS KIMELI (Kenya) (9/29/98, 5-7/121) (1.70/55)
13:10.11 2)Gateshead DL 5/23 1. Katir
13:02.87(A) 1)Ken OT 6/19
(13:54.42Ah)
12:59.17 4)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Cheptegei; 2. Ahmed; 3. P. Chelimo
(13:38.87h)
13:02.43 4)Zürich DL 9/08 1. Aregawi; 2. Yemataw; 3. Krop
13:23.99(A) 2)Nairobi CT 9/18 1. Krop
7. JACOB KIPLIMO (Uganda) (11/14/00, 5-7/121) (1.70/55)
12:55.60 1)Lucerne 6/29
13:02.40 5)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Cheptegei; 2. Ahmed; 3. P. Chelimo; 4. Kimeli
(13:30.40h)
8. MOHAMED KATIR (Spain) (2/17/98, 5-10¾/143) (1.80/65)
13:08.52 1)Gateshead DL 5/23
12:50.79 4)Florence DL 6/10 1. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Ahmed
13:30.10 2)Ita Ch 6/26 1. Mayo
13:06.60 8)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Cheptegei; 2. Ahmed; 3. P. Chelimo; 4. Kimeli; 5. Kiplimo;
6. Yemataw; 7. Knight
(13:30.10h)
9. JUSTYN KNIGHT (Canada) (7/19/96, 5-7¼/130) (1.71/59)
12:51.93 5)Florence DL 6/10 1. Ingebrigtsen; 2. Gebrhiwet; 3. Ahmed; 4. Katir
13:04.38 7)Olympic Games 8/06 1. Cheptegei; 2. Ahmed; 3. P. Chelimo; 4. Kimeli; 5. Kiplimo;
6. Yemataw
(13:30.22h)
10. BERIHU AREGAWI (Ethiopia) (2/28/01, 5-8/121) (1.73/55)
12:58.65 1)Zürich DL 9/08

U.S. RANKINGS
1. *Paul Chelimo (Nike) 6. Cole Hocker (Oregon)
1)Firefly, 1)Olympic Trials, 3)Olympic Games 1)Oregon R, 1)Pac-12, 4)NCAA
2. Grant Fisher (Nike Bowerman TC) 7. Morgan Beadlescomb (Michigan State)
1)SJ Capistrano, 2)Olympic Trials, 9)Olympic Games 1)Big 10, 8)NCAA, 6)Olympic Trials
3. Woody Kincaid (Nike Bowerman TC) 8. Robert Brandt (Georgetown)
2)Portland, 3)Olympic Trials, 14)Olympic Games 1)Big East, 5)NCAA, 7)Olympic Trials
4. Cooper Teare (Oregon) 9. Sean McGorty (Nike Bowerman TC)
2)Pac-12, 1)NCAA, 4)Olympic Trials 3)San Juan Capistrano
5. Emmanuel Bor (US Army) 10. Joe Klecker (On AC)
1)Firefly, 2)Va Beach, 5)Olympic Trials 4) San Juan Capistrano

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