Pacific Assocation of USA Track and field

T&F Houlihan shatters 5000m AR in Portland

Well there certainly hasn’t been much positive T&F news lately, but don’t tell that to the Bowerman Track Club. In a closed meet in Portland, BTC members Shelby Houlihan (14:23.92) and Karissa Schweizer (14:26.34) both broke Houlihan’s existing AR of 14:34.45. In the Men’s heat, Moh Ahmed destroyed his PR and Canadian record of 12:58.16 by running an incredible 12:47.20 which is now the North American Area record and 10th on teh all-time 5000m list. 35 year old Lopez Lomong continued his career revival by breaking his 13:00.13 PR, set just last year, by becoming the 9th American to break 13:00 with a 12:58.78. A time that places him 8th on the all-time American 5000m list. Not bad for a 35-year old.

The 15 Fastest 5000 Women in History (Per Tilastpaja.eu)
1 14:11.15 Tirunesh Dibaba ETH Oslo 6 Jun 2008
2 14:12.59 Almaz Ayana ETH Roma 2 Jun 2016
3 14:12.88 Meseret Defar ETH Stockholm/S 22 Jul 2008
4 14:15.41 Genzebe Dibaba ETH Saint-Denis 4 Jul 2015
5 14:18.37 Hellen Obiri KEN Roma 8 Jun 2017
6 14:20.68 Agnes Tirop KEN London 21 Jul 2019
7 14:20.87 Vivian Cheruiyot KEN Stockholm/S 29 Jul 2011
8 14:22.12 Sifan Hassan NED London 21 Jul 2019
9 14:23.14 Letesenbet Gidey ETH Rabat 13 Jul 2018
10 14:23.33 Senbere Teferi ETH Rabat 13 Jul 2018
11 14:23.75 Liliya Shobukhova RUS Kazan 19 Jul 2008
12 14:23.92 Shelby Houlihan USA Portland 10 July 2020
13 14:24.68 Elvan Abeylegesse TUR Bergen 11 Jun 2004
14 14:26.34 Karissa Schweizer USA Portland 10 July 2020
15 14:26.76 Konstanze Klosterhalfen GER Berlin 3 Aug 2019

The 10 Fastest 5000 Men In History (Per Tilastopaja.eu)
1 12:37.35 Kenenisa Bekele ETH Hengelo 31 May 2004
2 12:39.36 Haile Gebrselassie ETH Helsinki 13 Jun 1998
3 12:39.74 Daniel Komen KEN Bruxelles 22 Aug 1997
4 12:43.02 Selemon Barega ETH Bruxelles 31 Aug 2018
5 12:45.82 Hagos Gebrhiwet ETH Bruxelles 31 Aug 2018
6 12:46.53 Eliud Kipchoge KEN Roma 2 Jul 2004
7 12:46.79 Yomif Kejelcha ETH Bruxelles 31 Aug 2018
8 12:46.81 Dejen Gebremeskel ETH Saint-Denis 6 Jul 2012
9 12:47.04 Sileshi Sihine ETH Roma 2 Jul 2004
10 12:47.20 Moh Ahmed CAN Portland 10 July 2020

Video of the races can be seen here.