Athletics — 5,000 metres, Men

Times held 25
Total participants 982
Total countries 128

Participants

Year Event Status Participants NOCs
1912 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 31 11
1920 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 38 16
1924 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 39 22
1928 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 38 18
1932 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 18 11
1936 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 41 23
1948 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 33 21
1952 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 45 24
1956 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 23 13
1960 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 48 31
1964 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 48 29
1968 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 39 25
1972 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 61 35
1976 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 36 23
1980 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 35 22
1984 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 56 40
1988 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 56 39
1992 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 56 41
1996 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 37 22
2000 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 36 23
2004 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 36 22
2008 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 39 24
2012 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 42 26
2016 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 51 28
2020 5,000 metres, Men Olympic 38 23

Medal winners

Year Gold Silver Bronze
1912 Hannes KolehmainenFIN Jean BouinFRA George HutsonGBR
1920 Joseph GuillemotFRA Paavo NurmiFIN Eric BackmanSWE
1924 Paavo NurmiFIN Ville RitolaFIN Edvin WideSWE
1928 Ville RitolaFIN Paavo NurmiFIN Edvin WideSWE
1932 Lauri LehtinenFIN Ralph HillUSA Lasse VirtanenFIN
1936 Gunnar HöckertFIN Lauri LehtinenFIN Henry JonssonSWE
1948 Gaston ReiffBEL Emil ZátopekTCH Wim SlijkhuisNED
1952 Emil ZátopekTCH Alain MimounFRA Herbert SchadeGER
1956 Vladimir KutsURS Gordon PirieGBR Derek IbbotsonGBR
1960 Murray HalbergNZL Hans GrodotzkiGER Kazimierz ZimnyPOL
1964 Bob SchulUSA Harald NorpothGER Bill DellingerUSA
1968 Mohamad GammoudiTUN Kip KeinoKEN Naftali TemuKEN
1972 Lasse VirénFIN Mohamad GammoudiTUN Ian StewartGBR
1976 Lasse VirénFIN Dick QuaxNZL Klaus-Peter HildenbrandFRG
1980 Miruts YifterETH Suleiman NyambuiTAN Kaarlo MaaninkaFIN
1984 Saïd AouitaMAR Markus RyffelSUI António LeitãoPOR
1988 John NgugiKEN Dieter BaumannFRG Hansjörg KunzeGDR
1992 Dieter BaumannGER Paul BitokKEN Fita BayissaETH
1996 Vénuste NiyongaboBDI Paul BitokKEN Khalid BoulamiMAR
2000 Million WoldeETH Ali Saïdi-SiefALG Brahim LahlafiMAR
2004 Hicham El GuerroujMAR Kenenisa BekeleETH Eliud KipchogeKEN
2008 Kenenisa BekeleETH Eliud KipchogeKEN Edwin SoiKEN
2012 Mo FarahGBR Dejen GebremeskelETH Thomas LongosiwaKEN
2016 Mo FarahGBR Paul ChelimoUSA Hagos GebrhiwetETH
2020 Joshua CheptegeiUGA Moh AhmedCAN Paul ChelimoUSA

Medals by country

NOC Gold Silver Bronze Total
Finland FIN 7 4 2 13
Ethiopia ETH 3 2 2 7
Great Britain GBR 2 1 3 6
Morocco MAR 2 0 2 4
Kenya KEN 1 4 4 9
United States USA 1 2 2 5
Germany GER 1 2 1 4
France FRA 1 2 0 3
Czechoslovakia TCH 1 1 0 2
New Zealand NZL 1 1 0 2
Tunisia TUN 1 1 0 2
Belgium BEL 1 0 0 1
Burundi BDI 1 0 0 1
Soviet Union URS 1 0 0 1
Uganda UGA 1 0 0 1
West Germany FRG 0 1 1 2
Algeria ALG 0 1 0 1
Canada CAN 0 1 0 1
Switzerland SUI 0 1 0 1
United Republic of Tanzania TAN 0 1 0 1
Sweden SWE 0 0 4 4
East Germany GDR 0 0 1 1
Netherlands NED 0 0 1 1
Poland POL 0 0 1 1
Portugal POR 0 0 1 1

Top medallists

Athlete Nat Gold Silver Bronze Total
Lasse Virén FIN 2 0 0 2
Mo Farah GBR 2 0 0 2
Paavo Nurmi FIN 1 2 0 3
Lauri Lehtinen FIN 1 1 0 2
Ville Ritola FIN 1 1 0 2
Dieter Baumann GER
FRG
1 1 0 2
Emil Zátopek CZE
TCH
1 1 0 2
Mohamad Gammoudi TUN 1 1 0 2
Kenenisa Bekele ETH 1 1 0 2