The 10,000 metres and 5,000 metres are two of the Olympic Games most distinguished running events. Who could forget, for example, Mo Farah winning gold in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at London 2012? Rio 2016 looks set to be another epic feast for long-distance running fans, with the women’s 10,000m and 5,000m looking fantastically well-poised.
Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium: Guide To The Estádio Olímpico João Havelange And A Schedule For The Track-Based Running Events
To help get you up to speed before the Rio 2016 Olympics, here’s everything you need to know about the women’s 10,000m and 5,000m events. Who are the favourites to win? Which countries look set to have a strong presence on the podium? And who could come from left-field, and spring a surprise? As always, we’re here to help.
Rio 2016 Olympics : Medal Contenders In The Men’s 10,000 Metres And 5,000 Metres Running Events