20 times in 5000m races, 1 time in a 10,000m race.
That's not very many.
21 is 3 times 7.
All Haile, King Kenny!
wow.i didn't really remember that it was that many times. that is just ridiculous. and did it in a 10k lol. just to show how great he is. him and El G are the best ever to me.
Wow, 21 times. That's great.
I was wondering how many times he'd better 13 for 5k.
How many times has Rupp run under 13:00 for 5000m????
Sub 13 has been run 317 times.
Those with at least 5 sub 13s.
Kenenisa Bekele 20
Haile Gebrselassie 16
Eliud Kipchoge 15
Benjamin Limo 13
Daniel Komen 11
Salah Hissou 11
Sammy Kipketer 11
Vincent Chepkok 11
Imane Merga 10
Tariku Bekele 9
Edwin Cheruiyot Soi 7
Isiah Koech 7
Richard Limo 7
Abraham Chebii 6
Bernard Lagat 6
Paul Tergat 6
Thomas Longosiwa 6
Dejene Gebremeskel 5
Source: Track and Field all-time preformances
What 10k did he split sub 13 in? That's damn impressive.
|Geb is tha man|
He split 12:57 for the last 5km of the Paric WC, where Geb did all the work in front (you losers realize Geb wasn't all about sit and kick, right?)
Geb also split about 12:59 in that race, while past his prime!
And he still running damn fast more than a decade after that Paris race!
In fact: 12:58!
Geb definitely did his share of sit and kick. The only reason he did all the work was because he was old and no longer had the same finishing kick he had when he was younger. Every 10000m title he won was in a sit and kick race with zero work because he had such great speed. He was losing his speed in 2003 so that's why he led.
I'm happy that you just found out about this. I remember how amazed I was when I first saw the race. This is what we miss about the 10k and hate what it has turned into these days.
He even once ran a sub 13 5000 in a 3000m race.
He wouldn't get lapped in a marathon on the track, that's for sure
That wasn't past his prime. That was Geb's finest race and he lost to a better runner.
Obviously you are not very well informed about the subject you are talking about.
Are you serious?
It's ok if someone has a different opinion than you
Are you serious? Geb was well past his track prime by 2003. He had already had surgery on his right Achillies and his left was already starting to bother him (he had surgery on his left in 2004).
|Pointing out the Obvious|
It is also ok to point out when someone is not very well informed about the subject at hand.