The Top 500 Indoor 5K Performances Of The Last Decade

* St. Benedict's Prep alum Edward Cheserek still is the only athlete to ever go under 14 minutes all-time for 5,000 meters

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While the fall cross country season offered a handful of opportunities for athletes to race not just on the grass but also on the track, fewer athletes have responded at the distance indoors. 

This weekend will offer one of the season's best chances to go fast. 

The possibilities for some extremely prolific times on the oval for 5,000 meters is highly possible at Adidas Indoor Nationals, so as a result we're taking a look-back on the overall best performances at the distance over the last decade in both the girls' and boys' national fields. 

Current US No. 1 athletes at the distance in 2021 include James Bennett's (MD) Timothy Synowiec, who authored a time of 15:18.90 in December, and Lakewood Ranch's Jessica Neal, who produced an effort of 18:31.45 over that same stretch. 


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