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All Three US Women Advance to Olympic 5000m Finals

5000 Metres – W   Heats
Qual. rule: first 6 of each heat (Q) plus the 3 fastest times (q) qualified.
Heat 1
19 August 2008 – 19:35
Position Athlete Country Mark .
1 Tirunesh Dibaba ETH 15:09.89 Q .
2 Sylvia Jebiwott Kibet KEN 15:10.37 Q .
3 Alemitu Bekele TUR 15:10.92 Q .
4 Meselech Melkamu ETH 15:11.21 Q .
5 Gulnara Samitova-Galkina RUS 15:11.46 Q .
6 Jennifer Rhines USA 15:15.12 Q .
7 Yuriko Kobayashi JPN 15:15.87 .
8 Simret Sultan ERI 15:16.25 (NR)
9 Volha Krautsova BLR 15:21.85 (SB)
10 Silvia Weissteiner ITA 15:23.45 .
11 Yingying Zhang CHN 15:23.81 (SB)
12 Zakia Mrisho Mohamed TAN 15:24.28 .
13 Dolores Checa ESP 15:31.22 .
14 Jessica Augusto POR 16:05.71 .
15 Lucia Chandamale MAW 16:44.09 .
16 Celma Bonfim da Gra̤a STP 17:25.99 (NR)
Intermediate Bib Athlete nat Mark
1000m Silvia Weissteiner ITA 3:04.85
2000m Dolores Checa ESP 6:10.02
3000m Dolores Checa ESP 9:18.42
4000m Gulnara Samitova-Galkina RUS 12:23.46
Heat 2
19 August 2008 – 20:05
Position Athlete Country Mark .
1 Meseret Defar ETH 14:56.32 Q .
2 Vivian Cheruiyot KEN 14:57.27 Q (SB)
3 Liliya Shobukhova RUS 14:57.77 Q .
4 Priscah Jepleting Cherono KEN 14:58.07 Q .
5 Elvan Abeylegesse TUR 14:58.79 Q (SB)
6 Shalane Flanagan USA 14:59.69 Q (SB)
7 Kara Goucher USA 15:00.98 q .
8 Megan Metcalfe CAN 15:11.23 q (PB)
9 Fei Xue CHN 15:13.25 q (SB)
10 Kayoko Fukushi JPN 15:20.46 .
11 Mariem Alaoui Selsouli MAR 15:21.47 .
12 Yukiko Akaba JPN 15:38.30 .
13 Krisztina Papp HUN 16:08.86 .
14 Francine Niyonizigiye BDI 17:08.44 .
. Yelena Zadorozhnaya RUS DNF .
. Joanne Pavey GBR DNS .
Intermediate Bib Athlete nat Mark
1000m Kayoko Fukushi JPN 2:58.70
2000m Yukiko Akaba JPN 6:01.92
3000m Liliya Shobukhova RUS 9:06.99
4000m Liliya Shobukhova RUS 12:08.58

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