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3000 metres

The 3000 metres is a popular amateur middle distance track event (colloquially known as "3k") where 7.5 laps are completed around a 400 metre track. This event is classified as middle distance, however this could be classed as a long distance event in many high schools, since they do not promote races such as the 5000 and 10000 metres. Usually in American high schools a 3200 meter race is used rather than a 3000 meter, as 3200 meters is roughly 2 miles, and is frequently referred to as the "two-mile."

In men's athletics, 3000 metres has never been an Olympic discipline, nor has it been contested at any of the IAAF-organized championships. On the European professional circuit, the 3000 metres is run less frequently than other distance events such as the 5000 m and 3000 m steeplechase, but it is still a fairly oft-run and prestigious event at the athletics meetings.

In women's athletics, 3000 meters was a standard discipline at the Olympic Games (1984, 1988, and 1992) and World Championships. Starting with the 1995 World Championships in Athletics and the 1996 Olympic Games, it was replaced by 5000 meters, with other IAAF-organized championships following suit.

Both the indoor and outdoor world records in the 3000 m are held by Daniel Komen.

Best Year Performance

Men's Seasons Best (Outdoor Track)

YEAR TIME ATHLETE PLACE
1970 7:49.4 Potsdam
1971 7:39.8 Brussels
1972 7:37.6 Århus
1973 7:42.0 London
1974 7:35.1 Gateshead
1975 7:45.0 Paris
1976 7:43.46 Cologne
1977 7:41.22 Cologne
1978 7:32.1 Oslo
1979 7:37.70 Eugene
1980 7:37.60 Oslo
1981 7:36.69 Ingelheim
1982 7:32.79 London
1983 7:35.84 Oslo
1984 7:33.3 Brussels
1985 7:32.94 Brussels
1986 7:32.23 Cologne
1987 7:40.25 Berlin
1988 7:38.79 Malmö
1989 7:29.45 Cologne
1990 7:37.09 Cologne
1991 7:33.91 Cologne
1992 7:28.96 Cologne
1993 7:29.24 Monaco
1994 7:25.11 Monaco
1995 7:27.18 Monaco
1996 7:20.67 Rieti
1997 7:26.02 Brussels
1998 7:25.09 Brussels
1999 7:23.09 Brussels
2000 7:25.02 Monaco
2001 7:30.53 Brussels
2002 7:34.72 Monaco
2003 7:30.23 Turin
2004 7:27.72 Brussels
2005 7:28.56 Ad-Dawhah
2006 7:28.72 Rieti
2007 7:25.79 Stockholm
2008 7:31.83 Rieti

Men's Seasons Best (Indoor Track)

YEAR TIME ATHLETE PLACE
1970 7:46.85 Vienna
1971 7:53.6 Sofia
1972 7:50.0 Cosford
1973 7:44.6 Rotterdam
1974 7:48.48 Göteborg
1975 7:50.2 Sverdlovsk
1976 7:50.2 Paris
1977 7:47.9 Louisville
1978 7:48.6 Long Beach
1979 7:44.43 Vienna
1980 7:45.2 Long Beach
1981 7:48.8 Prague
1982 7:46.2 Daly City
1983 7:49.1 Daly City
1984 7:46.87 East Rutherford
1985 7:42.97 Dortmund
1986 7:46.46 Budapest
1987 7:47.95 East Rutherford
1988 7:41.57 Meadowlands
1989 7:39.71 East Rutherford
1990 7:43.69 Meadowlands
1991 7:41.14 Seville
1992 7:36.66 Piraeus
1993 7:38.46 Stockholm
1994 7:40.94 Lievin
1995 7:35.15 Ghent
1996 7:30.72 Stuttgart
1997 7:31.27 Karlsruhe
1998 7:24.90 Budapest
1999 7:26.80 Karlsruhe
2000 7:35.84 Stuttgart
2001 7:37.74 Lisbon
2002 7:37.13 Seville
2003 7:28.29 Karlsruhe
2004 7:29.34 Karlsruhe
2005 7:39.89 Roxbury
2006 7:33.07 Karlsruhe
2007 7:30.51 Karlsruhe

Women's Seasons Best (Outdoor Track)

YEAR TIME ATHLETE PLACE
1971 9:23.4 London
1972 8:53.0 Moscow
1973 8:56.6 Formia
1974 8:52.74 Durham
1975 8:46.6 Oslo
1976 8:27.12 College Park
1977 8:36.8 Oslo
1978 8:32.1 Oslo
1979 8:31.75 Oslo
1980 8:33.53 Moscow
1981 8:34.30 Bucharest
1982 8:26.78 Kiev
1983 8:32.08 Saint Petersburg
1984 8:22.62 Saint Petersburg
1985 8:25.83 Rome
1986 8:33.99 Stuttgart
1987 8:38.1 Potsdam
1988 8:26.53 Seoul
1989 8:38.48 Gateshead
1990 8:38.38 Auckland
1991 8:32.00 Durban
1992 8:33.72 Cologne
1993 8:06.11 Beijing
1994 8:21.64 London
1995 8:27.57 Zurich
1996 8:35.42 Nice
1997 8:27.78 Zurich
1998 8:24.31 Paris
1999 8:25.03 Zurich
2000 8:26.35 Zurich
2001 8:23.26 Zurich
2002 8:21.42 Monte Carlo
2003 8:33.95 Zurich
2004 8:31.32 Paris
2005 8:28.87 Oslo
2006 8:24.66 Stockholm
2007 8:24.81 Brussels
2008 8:33.66 Gateshead

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