Mebrahtom Keflezighi of the United States holds the United States' national flag aloft as he approaches the finish line in the Men's Marathon  of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Getty Images)
Mebrahtom Keflezighi of the United States holds the United States' national flag aloft as he approaches the finish line in the Men's Marathon  of the London 2012 Olympic Games. (Getty Images)
  • COUNTRY United States United States
  • DATE OF BIRTH 5 MAY 1975
Personal Best - Outdoor
Performance Wind Place Date
1500 Metres 3:42.29 Los Angeles (Westwood), CA 02 MAY 1998
3000 Metres 7:48.81 Berlin 10 AUG 2003
5000 Metres 13:11.77 Heusden-Zolder 05 AUG 2000
10,000 Metres 27:13.98 Palo Alto, CA 04 MAY 2001
10 Kilometres 27:58 Cape Elizabeth, ME 04 AUG 2007
15 Kilometres 42:48 Jacksonville, FL 09 MAR 2002
20 Kilometres 57:52 San José, CA 04 OCT 2009
Half Marathon 1:01:00 San José, CA 04 OCT 2009
30 Kilometres 1:29:47 New York City, NY 06 NOV 2011
Marathon 2:09:08 Houston, TX 14 JAN 2012
5 Kilometres 13:34 Carlsbad, CA 01 APR 2001
5 Kilometres 13:34 Carlsbad, CA 07 APR 2002
Personal Best - Indoor
Performance Wind Place Date
3000 Metres 8:09.5 Los Angeles, CA 07 FEB 1998
5000 Metres 13:59.75 Indianapolis, IN 14 FEB 1998
Progression - Outdoor showShow All Graphs
1500 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1998 3:42.29 Los Angeles (Westwood), CA 02 MAY
1994 3:50.2 Poway 28 MAY
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2003 7:48.81 Berlin 10 AUG
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
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2008 13:33.29 Merksem 30 AUG
2005 13:20.71 Oslo 29 JUL
2003 13:20.50 Stockholm 05 AUG
2002 13:21.87 Roma (Stadio Olimpico) 12 JUL
2001 13:23.16 Eugene, OR 27 MAY
2000 13:11.77 Heusden-Zolder 05 AUG
1998 13:30.22 Walnut, CA 18 APR
10,000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2008 28:28.44 Bruxelles 05 SEP
2007 27:41.26 Bruxelles 14 SEP
2006 28:18.74 Indianapolis, IN 23 JUN
2005 28:10.57 Carson, CA 23 JUN
2004 27:24.10 Palo Alto, CA 30 APR
2003 27:57.59 Palo Alto, CA 19 JUN
2002 27:20.15 Palo Alto, CA 03 MAY
2001 27:13.98 Palo Alto, CA 04 MAY
2000 27:53.63 Sydney 25 SEP
1999 28:29.27 Eugene, OR 24 JUN
1998 28:31.14 Bruxelles 28 AUG
10 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 27:58 Cape Elizabeth, ME 04 AUG
15 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2007 43:40 Jacksonville, FL 10 MAR
2006 43:43 Jacksonville, FL 11 MAR
2004 43:19 Jacksonville, FL 13 MAR
2003 43:31 Jacksonville, FL 08 MAR
2002 42:48 Jacksonville, FL 09 MAR
2001 43:14 Jacksonville 10 MAR
20 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2012 58:20 New York City, NY 18 MAR
2009 57:52 San José, CA 04 OCT
2003 58:57 New Haven, CT 01 SEP
Half Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2014 1:01:23 Houston, TX 19 JAN
2013 1:01:22 Duluth, MN 22 JUN
2012 1:01:41 New York City, NY 18 MAR
2011 1:02:17 San José, CA 02 OCT
2010 1:01:45 San José, CA 03 OCT
2009 1:01:00 San José, CA 04 OCT
2007 1:02:22 Houston, TX 14 JAN
30 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2011 1:29:47 New York City, NY 06 NOV
Marathon Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2013 2:23:47 New York City, NY 03 NOV
2012 2:09:08 Houston, TX 14 JAN
2011 2:09:13 New York City, NY 06 NOV
2010 2:11:38 New York City, NY 07 NOV
2009 2:09:15 New York City, NY 01 NOV
2007 2:15:09 New York City, NY 03 NOV
2006 2:22:02 New York, NY 05 NOV
2005 2:09:56 New York, NY 06 NOV
2004 2:09:53 New York City, NY 07 NOV
2003 2:10:03 Chicago 12 OCT
2002 2:12:35 New York, NY 03 NOV
5 Kilometres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
2002 13:34 Carlsbad, CA 07 APR
2001 13:34 Carlsbad, CA 01 APR
Progression - Indoor showShow All Graphs
3000 Metres Show Graphshow
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1998 8:09.5 Los Angeles, CA 07 FEB
5000 Metres Show Graphshow
Performance Place Date
1998 13:59.75 Indianapolis, IN 14 FEB
Honours - 5000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
9th IAAF World Cup in Athletics 4 13:33.44 Madrid 20 SEP 2002
Honours - 10,000 Metres
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
10th IAAF World Championships in Athletics f DNF Helsinki 08 AUG 2005
9th IAAF World Championships in Athletics 16 28:35.08 Paris Saint-Denis (Stade de France) 24 AUG 2003
8th IAAF World Championships 23 28:44.48 Edmonton 08 AUG 2001
27th Olympic Games 12 27:53.63 Sydney 25 SEP 2000
Honours - Marathon
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
The XXX Olympic Games 4 2:11:06 London (The Mall) 12 AUG 2012
28th Olympic Games 2 2:11:29 Athína (Olympic Stadium) 29 AUG 2004
Honours - Long Race
Rank Mark Wind Place Date
31st IAAF World Cross Country Championships 11 37:16 Lausanne 30 MAR 2003
30th IAAF/Sport Ireland World Cross Country Championships 14 36:09 Dublin 24 MAR 2002
IAAF World Cross Country Championships 13 40:46 Oostende 25 MAR 2001
28th World Cross Country Championships 26 36:45 Vilamoura 19 MAR 2000