How Far Is 5,000 Meters?

The distance of 5,000 meters, also called 5 kilometers, is 3.10686 miles or 16,404 feet. Meters often are used to measure distance in running competitions and ocean depth. The metric system is the standard measurement system currently used in the majority of nations, excluding the United States, Myanmar and Liberia.

In the United States, the metric system is used to some degree. However, it is used along with other forms of measurement. For instance, football fields are measured in yards, and marathons are measured in meters. Tire pressure is measured using pounds per square inch. In the United States, there are more than 300 units of measure for various physical quantities.