Olympic Track and Field 2016: Men's 5,000M Medal Winners, Times and Results

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistAugust 21, 2016

Britain's Mo Farah wins the gold medal in the men's 5000-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
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Great Britain's Mo Farah repeated as the men's 5,000-meter run Olympic champion Saturday night, taking gold in Rio de Janeiro.

Farah completed the double-double in the process, as he has now won gold in both the 5,000-meter and 10,000-meter at consecutive Olympic Games.

Ethiopia's Hagos Gebrhiwet won the silver, while American Bernard Lagat nabbed bronze. Here is a rundown of the full finishing order:

2016 Olympic Men's 5,000-Meter Results
PlaceAthleteCountryTime
GoldMo FarahGreat Britain13:03.30
SilverHagos GebrhiwetEthiopia13:04.35
BronzeBernard LagatUnited States13:06.78
4Andrew ButchartGreat Britain13:08.61
5Albert Kibichii RopBahrain13:08.79
6Joshua Kiprui CheptegeiUganada13:09.17
7Birhanu BalewBahrain13:09.26
8Abrar OsmanEritrea13:09.56
9Hassan MeadUnited States13:09.81
10Dejen GebremeskelEthiopia13:15.91
11Elroy GelantSouth Africa13:17.47
12Brett RobinsonAustralia13:32.30
13David TorrencePeru13:43.12
-Mohammed AhmedCanadaDQ
-Paul ChelimoUnited StatesDQ
-Muktar EdrisEthiopiaDQ
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By winning the double-double, Farah did something that had been just once previously in the history of the Olympics, according to ESPN Stats & Info:

Farah also became the most successful track athlete in Great Britain history, per BBC:

The rest of the field was no match for Farah and his finishing kick, which prompted BBC's Gary Lineker to marvel at his performance and overall body of work: 

Aside from Farah's triumph, the biggest news was the disqualification of Paul Chelimo, who initially appeared to win silver.

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Chelimo appeared to elbow a fellow runner while jockeying for position, which resulted in his time being wiped off the board.

He first became aware of his disqualification during an interview with NBC after the race, and Chris Nickinson of RunnerSpace.com remarked at how well Chelimo reacted:

When asked about the situation on the broadcast, Chelimo said he planned to appeal.

Chelimo's misfortune worked in Lagat's favor, though, as the 41-year-old won his third Olympic medal and first since changing nationality from Kenya to the United States.

Lagat also broke a long-standing record as the oldest 5,000-meter medalist:

Hassan Mead was the third American to make the final, settling for a ninth-place result.

While the controversy of what happened with Chelimo won't be soon forgotten, there was no controversy with regard to who won the race.

Farah was in complete control as usual, and although his legacy was already something special, he cemented himself even further as one of the all-time great distance runners.

    

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