5000m Run is a running event that typically refers to racing on a track, while the term 5k is commonly applied to road race, or cross country events. 5000 meteres is approximately 3.1 miles and the race is typically held outdoors.
The 5000 metres (approximately 3.1 mi or 16,404 ft) is a popular running distance also known as 5 km or 5K ('five-K'). It is one of the track events in the Olympic Games and the World Championships in Athletics. '5000 metres' refers to racing on a track and '5K' usually refers to a roadrace or cross country event. While mainly run as an outdoor event, the 5000 m is sometimes run on an indoor track. Official records are kept for both outdoor and indoor 5000 m track events, but not for 5 km road races.
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