18 JUL 2014 Preview Eugene, USA

Women’s 5000m preview – IAAF World Junior Championships, Oregon 2014

Agnes Tirop leading eventual winner Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon during the junior women's race at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland  (Getty Images)Agnes Tirop leading eventual winner Faith Chepngetich Kipyegon during the junior women's race at the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Bydgoszcz, Poland (Getty Images) © Copyright

The rivalry between Kenya and Ethiopia in the endurance events perhaps reaches a peak at this distance.

Ethiopia's Alemetu Haroye, the bronze medallist in the 2013 IAAF World Cross Country Championships junior women's race, leads entries with a 14:52.67, but Kenya's Agnes Jebet Tirop at 15:00.19 is next up and finished one place in front of Haroye in Bydgoszcz last year.

Haroye's team mate Etagegne Woldu rounds out the top three, and all the top trio have got international experience, setting their marks in the IAAF Diamond League meeting in Rome last month.

Australia's Kate Spencer  and Japan's Maki Izumida are the best entrants outside the Kenyans and Ethiopians.

Parker Morse for the IAAF

Women's 5000 Metres Event timing

Previous Champion

Competitor Nat Date
Buze Diriba ETH ETH 11 JUL 2012
Competitor Mark Nat Venue Date
Genzebe Dibaba 15:08.06 ETH ETH Moncton 21 JUL 2010

2014 Best

Pos Competitor Nat Mark
1 Alemitu Heroye ETH ETH 14:52.67
2 Agnes Jebet Tirop KEN KEN 15:00.19
3 Alemitu Hawi ETH ETH 15:10.46
4 Etagegn Woldu ETH ETH 15:11.42
5 Kate Spencer AUS AUS 15:32.29