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5000m at 2022 World Athletics Championships: final, schedule, times, favourites, records

Though it may well be a Kenya vs Ethiopia battle, keep an eye on the reigning Olympic champion from the Netherlands as she attempts to spoil the party

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5000m at 2022 World Athletics Championships: final, schedule, times, favourites, records
Patrick SmithAFP

The women’s 5000m final promises to be intriguing contest as some of the biggest names on the world stage will be going head-to-head in the grueling event.

Stars are out in women’s 5000m final

Though much of the focus after the women’s 5000m heats, was on the fact that recently returned Caster Semenya of South Africa had failed to qualify for the finals, the reality is there will be no shortage of stars when the final gets off and running on Saturday evening. Indeed, with Ethiopians Gudaf Tsegay, Dawit Seyaum, and Letesenbet Gidey all qualified, alongside Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands we’re definitely going to be in for a show. That is of course, before we even mention the three Kenyans: Margaret Chelimo Kipkemboi, Gloria Kite and Beatrice Chebet.

Speaking after her qualification for the final, Dutch star and reigning 5000m Olympic champion Hassan gave her thoughts. “The race went beautifully,” said Hassan who won gold in the event last year in Tokyo. “It went a bit harder, under 15 minutes. I have not trained much this year. I want to get my body sharp for the final. I wanted to be top five and finishing top three gives me more confidence. I need to be more focused and dig deep in the final.” Hassan knows all to well that she will have to be on her absolute best. With world record holder Letesenbet Gidey(14:06.62) in the lineup and on the hunt for a medal, she may well be the only one who can break up the hegemony enjoyed by Ethiopia and Kenya in the event over the last few years.

Who’s in the women’s 5000m final?

ORDERBIBCOUNTRYATHLETE
1983NorwayKaroline Bjerkeli GRØVDAL
21173U.S.A.Emily INFELD
3891KazakhstanCaroline Chepkoech KIPKIRUI
4904KenyaMargaret Chelimo KIPKEMBOI
5636EthiopiaLetesenbet GIDEY
6951NetherlandsSifan HASSAN
7700Great BritainEilish MCCOLGAN
81203U.S.A.Karissa SCHWEIZER
642EthiopiaGudaf TSEGAY
10883JapanNozomi TANAKA
11694Great BritainJessica JUDD
12908KenyaGloria KITE
131150U.S.A.Elise CRANNY
14640EthiopiaDawit SEYAUM
15896KenyaBeatrice CHEBET

How to watch the women’s 5000m final?

Set for Saturday, July 23rd, the women’s 5000m final has a starting time of 6:25 p.m. local time (Oregon). If you’d like to watch on TV then you can find it on NBC - the exclusive rights holders - USA Network and CNBC. If you’d prefer to stream, you can find the race on Peacock and the NBC Sports website. If you’re watching in Canada then be sure to check out CBC, but if you’re across the pond in the UK then be sure to go with BBC Sport.

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