10,000 metres

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The 10,000 metres or the 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event.wikipedia
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Kenenisa Bekele

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The world record for men is held by Kenenisa Bekele of Ethiopia in 26:17.53, posted at Brussels, Belgium on August 26, 2005.
Kenenisa Bekele (ቀነኒሳ በቀለ; born 13 June 1982) is an Ethiopian long-distance runner and the current world record and Olympic record holder in both the 5,000 metre and 10,000 metre events.

10K run

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The 10,000 metre track race is usually distinguished from its road running counterpart, the 10K run, by its reference to the distance in metres rather than kilometres.
It is usually distinguished from the 10,000 metres track running event by stating the distance in kilometres, rather than metres.

IAAF World Championships in Athletics

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The event is part of the athletics programme at the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics and is common at championship level events.
1987, women's 10,000 m and 10 km walk were added.

Almaz Ayana

For women, the world track 10,000 metre record is held by Almaz Ayana of Ethiopia in 29:17.45 to win gold at the 2016 Rio Olympics on August 12, 2016.
Almaz Ayana Eba (አልማዝ አያና ኤባ, born 21 November 1991) is an Ethiopian female long-distance runner who competes in the 3000 metres, 5000 metres, and 10,000 metres events.

Haile Gebrselassie

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Haile Gebrselassie also ran 26:29.22 (2003), 26:31.32 (1997), 26:41.58 (2004), 26:43.53 (1995).
He won two Olympic gold medals over 10,000 metres and four World Championship titles in the event.

Long-distance running

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The 10,000 metres or the 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event.
Typical long-distance track races range from 3000 metres to 10,000 metres (6.2 miles), cross country races usually cover 5 to 12 km (3 to 7½ miles), while road races can be significantly longer, reaching 100 kilometres (60 miles) and beyond.

Paula Radcliffe

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Paula Radcliffe also ran 30:17.15 (2004).
She has also been European champion over 10,000 metres and in cross country.

Athletics at the Commonwealth Games

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6 miles was used in the Commonwealth Games until 1966 and was a championship in the United States in non-Olympic years from 1953 to 1973.

Track and field

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The 10,000 metres or the 10,000-meter run is a common long-distance track running event.
There are three common long distance running events in track and field competitions: 3000 metres, 5000 metres and 10,000 metres.

Joyciline Jepkosgei

Joyciline Jepkosgei of Kenya ran the 10k distance in a time of 30:04 en route to her world record performance in the half-marathon in Prague on 1 April 2017. While run over the same distance, the time was set on a road course and is therefore ineligible to be considered among the top performances listed here.
Joyciline Jepkosgei (born 8 December 1993) is a Kenyan female long-distance runner who competes over distances from 10,000 metres to the half marathon.

Meseret Defar

Meseret Defar also ran 30:08.06 (2013).
She competed in the 10,000 metres event at the British national trials in July, attempting to take a spot on the Ethiopian team at the 2009 World Championships in Athletics.

USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

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6 miles was used in the Commonwealth Games until 1966 and was a championship in the United States in non-Olympic years from 1953 to 1973.