1991 World Championships in Athletics Tokyo, Japan

1991 3rd IAAF World Championships - Tokyo - Men's 5000m

 

 

Host City: Tokyo, Japan Format: First round (Aug 30) (First 4 & 3 fastest to final)
Dates: August 23 – September 1
Nations participating: 167
Athletes participating: 1517
    Main venue: Olympic Stadium
Overview by IAAF   tokyo olympic stadium04 
Ondieki established himself as favourite with a brilliant 13:01.82 in Zürich shortly before the championships. He fulfilled this promise with the most courageous of runs. He held back after a slow first lap in the final before making his move on the fourth bend of the race. In hot (30°), humid conditions, he ran the second lap in 59.88. He followed up with laps of 60.47, 60.61, and 61.50, reaching 2000m at 5:09.43 (12:54 pace!). Skah and Bayissa tried to stay with the Kenyan, but even though he slowed in the third kilometre, he had a 50m lead at 3000m (7:46.37). Ondieki’s final two kilometres slowed to 2:43.0 and 2:45.4. Bayissa closed to within 15m, but he never looked like catching the Kenyan. “I was thinking many times that maybe this was a mistake, and I can’t keep on till the end,” admitted Ondieki. “I didn’t know where the others were, because I didn’t look back.”
 These are the official results of the Men's 5000 metres event at the 1991 IAAF World Championships in Tokyo, Japan. There were a total number of 45 participating athletes, with three qualifying heats and the final held on 1 September 1991.

Records

Existing records at the start of the event.

World Record  Saïd Aouita (MAR) 12:58.39 Rome, Italy 27 July 1987
Championship Record  John Ngugi (KEN) 13:22.68 Rome, Italy 4 September 1987
 
  5000m 1 September
  Final
1 Yobes Ondieki KEN 21 Feb 61 13.14.45
2 Fita Bayissa ETH 15 Dec 72 13.16.64
3 Brahim Boutayeb MAR 15 Aug 67 13.22.70
4 Dieter Baumann GER 9 Feb 65 13.28.67
5 Domingos Castro POR 22 Nov 63 13.28.88
6 Khalid Skah MAR 29 Jan 67 13.32.90
7 Risto Ulmala FIN 7 May 63 13.33.46
8 Dionísio Castro POR 22 Nov 63 13.35.39
9 Rob Denmark GBR 23 Nov 68 13.36.24
10 Ibrahim Kinuthia KEN 22 May 63 13.38.96
11 Abel Antón ESP 24 Oct 62 13.39.00
12 Bob Kennedy USA 18 Aug 70 13.54.47
13 Gary Staines GBR 3 Jul 63 13.58.26
14 Doug Padilla USA 4 Oct 56 14.36.18
Stefano Mei ITA 3 Feb 63 DNF
  Heats 30 August
  Heat 1
1 Ibrahim Kinuthia KEN 13.57.65
2 Khalid Skah MAR 13.58.45
3 Gary Staines GBR 13.58.68
4 Doug Padilla USA 13.58.83
5 Andrew Sambu TAN 13.59.01
6 Marti ten Kate NED 13.59.51
7 Mikhail Dasko URS 13.59.71
8 Antonio Serrano ESP 13.59.75
9 Zeki Ozturk TUR 14.06.20
10 Jonny Danielson SWE 14.07.03
11 Valdenor Dos Santos BRA 14.35.00
12 Tsuluunbaatar Ariunsaikhan MGL 15.26.62
- Mauricio Gonzalez MEX DNF
- Dieudonne Lamothe HAI DNF
- Prakash Davendra Singh FIJ DNS
  Heat 2
1 Brahim Boutayeb MAR 13.53.75
2 Dieter Baumann GER 13.54.07
3 Stefano Mei ITA 13.54.35
4 Dionisio Castro POR 13.54.39
5 Ondoro Osoro KEN 13.54.41
6 Ian Hamer GBR 13.54.49
7 Slawomir Majusiak POL 13.57.98
8 Reuben Reina USA 13.59.19
9 Martin Fiz ESP 13.59.52
10 John Halvorsen NOR 14.14.85
11 Katsuhito Kumagai JPN 14.20.84
12 Gerard De Gaetano MLT 15.31.08
- Addis Abebe ETH DNS
- Daouda Kassougue MTN DNS
- Lucas Eningo Elonga GEQ DNS
  Heat 3
1 Fita Bayissa ETH 13.41.59
2 Robert Denmark GBR 13.46.25
3 Yobes Ondieki KEN 13.47.05
4 Domingos Castro POR 13.47.61
5 Risto Ulmala FIN 13.48.86
6 Bob Kennedy USA 13.53.56
7 Abel Anton ESP 13.53.60
8 Mohamed Issangar MAR 13.55.49
9 Andrew Lloyd AUS 13.59.71
10 Frank O'Mara IRL 14.03.19
11 Kerry Rodger NZL 14.03.81
12 Yahia Azaidj ALG 14.43.49
13 Souley Oumarou NIG 14.52.89
14 Obva Elengha CGO 15.37.13
15 Charbi Abi Tayeh LIB 16.13.21
 

Heat 1 30 AUG 1991 18:15

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1991
1 Antonio Serrano ESP ESP 13:22.40 13:22.40
2 Valdenor dos Santos BRA BRA 15:10.01  
3 Gary Staines GBR GBR 13:14.28  
4 Davendra Prakash Singh FIJ FIJ    
5 Zeki Öztürk TUR TUR 13:26.77  
6 Dieudonné Lamothe HAI HAI 15:33.26  
7 Khalid Skah MAR MAR 13:09.55 13:17.72
8 Ibrahim Kinuthia KEN KEN 13:09.76 13:09.76
9 Andrea Sambu Sipe TAN TAN 13:20.12 13:20.12
10 Tsuluunbaatar Ariunsaikhan MGL MGL    
11 Marti ten Kate NED NED    
12 Mauricio Gonzalez MEX MEX    
13 Doug Padilla USA USA 13:20.55i  
14 Jonny Danielson SWE SWE 13:20.29  
15 Mikhail Dasko URS URS    

Heat 2 30 AUG 1991 18:15

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1991
1 Ondoro Osoro KEN KEN 13:11.77 13:11.77
2 Addis Abebe ETH ETH 13:58.08  
3 Lucas Eningo Elonga GEQ GEQ 16:21.00  
4 Slawomir Majusiak POL POL    
5 Brahim Boutayeb MAR MAR 13:10.44 13:10.44
6 Stefano Mei ITA ITA 13:11.57  
7 Gerard De Gaetano MLT MLT    
8 John Halvorsen NOR NOR    
9 Katsuhito Kumagai JPN JPN    
10 Reuben Reina USA USA 13:24.78 13:24.78
11 Martín Fiz ESP ESP 13:20.01 13:20.01
12 Dieter Baumann GER GER 13:15.52  
13 Ian Hamer GBR GBR    
14 Dionisio Castro POR POR 13:23.12  
15 Daouda Kassougue MTN MTN    

Heat 3 30 AUG 1991

Order / LaneATHLETECOUNTRYPBSB 1991
1 Obva Elengha CGO CGO 14:33.4 14:33.4
2 Abel Antón ESP ESP 13:28.92  
3 Risto Ulmala FIN FIN    
4 Andrew Lloyd AUS AUS    
5 Domingos Castro POR POR 13:14.41  
6 Frank O'Mara IRL IRL 13:13.02  
7 Yobes Ondieki KEN KEN 13:01.82 13:01.82
8 Kerry Rodger NZL NZL    
9 Robert Denmark GBR GBR    
10 Souley Oumarou NIG NIG    
11 Mohamed Issangar MAR MAR 13:08.51  
12 Bob Kennedy USA USA 13:22.17 13:22.17
13 Fita Bayisa ETH ETH 13:42.59  
14 Charbi Abi Tayeh LBN LBN    
15 Yahia Azaïdj ALG ALG 13:38.98 13:38.98