3000 metres


3000 metres

The 3000 metres is a popular amateur middle distance track event (colloquially known as "3k") where 7.5 laps are completed around a 400 metre track. This event is classified as middle distance, however this could be classed as a long distance event in many high schools, since they do not promote races such as the 5000 and 10000 metres. Usually in American high schools a 3200 meter race is used rather than a 3000 meter, as 3200 meters is roughly 2 miles, and is frequently referred to as the "two-mile."

In men's athletics, 3000 metres has never been an Olympic discipline, nor has it been contested at any of the IAAF-organized championships. On the European professional circuit, the 3000 metres is run less frequently than other distance events such as the 5000 m and 3000 m steeplechase, but it is still a fairly oft-run and prestigious event at the athletics meetings.

In women's athletics, 3000 meters was a standard discipline at the Olympic Games (1984, 1988, and 1992) and World Championships. Starting with the 1995 World Championships in Athletics and the 1996 Olympic Games, it was replaced by 5000 meters, with other IAAF-organized championships following suit.

Both the indoor and outdoor world records in the 3000 m are held by Daniel Komen.

Best Year Performance

Men's Seasons Best (Outdoor Track)

ee also

* World record progression for the Men's 3,000 m
* World record progression for the Women's 3,000 m

References

* [http://www.apulanta.fi/matti/yu/ytbyeve_Women.html#3000m Statistics]


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