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Women’s 5k Start list: World Athletics Road Running Championships

Ejgayehu Taye and Beatrice Chebet headline the women's 5k start list at the World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 on Sunday. Watch the live stream for free!

Glen Andrews

Beatrice Chebet of Kenya winning the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships
Beatrice Chebet of Kenya winning the 2023 World Athletics Cross Country Championships in Bathurst, Australia (photo by Clay Shaw for Race Results Weekly)

(Sept. 30) — The start list for the women’s 5k at the World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23 on Sunday, 01 October, will feature a strong field with several global medalists. Among the leading title contenders are Ethiopia’s Ejgayehu Taye, the mixed-race world record holder on the road and Kenya’s Beatrice Chebet, the No. 3 fastest woman in the 5k on the track.

Sunday’s race will feature a star-studded field blessed with world and Olympic medalists who are aiming to close out their respective campaigns on a winning note.

Read more: How to watch World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23?

The women’s 5k is the first of the six championship crowns on offer at the World Athletics Road Running Championships Riga 23, and race time is slated for 4:50 a.m. ET in the Latvian capital. Live streaming coverage will be available on the World Athletics website and its associated platforms for Free! Watch the free live stream here.

The United States is represented by two-time NCAA champion Weini Kelati Frezghi and Fiona O’Keeffe this weekend.

Women’s 5K Start List – Women 5k Start list: World Athletics Road Running Championships

Here’s the start list for the Women’s 5K race in Riga on October 1, 2023.

NameCountryPersonal BestSeason Best
Caitlin AdamsAUS15:32
Lauren RyanAUS16:17
Micheline NiyomahoroBDI
Francine NiyomukunziBDI16:10
Simone FerrazBRA
Militsa MirchevaBUL
Jessy LacourseCAN
Julie-Anne StaehliCAN15:5115:51
Juliane HvidDEN16:2416:24
Carolien MillenaarDEN
Maria KoteERI
Johanna ArdelEST
Helen BellEST
Medina EisaETH14:4614:46
Ejgayehu TayeETH14:19
Verity OckendenGBR15:2615:26
Nadia BattoclettiITA15:1315:24
Federica Del BuonoITA16:34
Nanami WatanabeJPN16:49
Beatrice ChebetKEN14:32
Lilian Kasait RengerukKEN14:51
Evelīna Krista SitnikaLAT17:4617:46
Lina KiriliukLTU17:1917:19
Paulina KaczyńskaPOL16:06
Kyla JacobsRSA16:2116:21
Tayla KavanaghRSA16:4516:45
Vanessa Ying Zhuang LeeSGP
Klara LukanSLO15:3215:32
Liza ŠajnSLO
Peruth ChemutaiUGA15:0515:12
Joy CheptoyekUGA
Bohdana SemyonovaUKR16:4516:45
Weini Kelati FrezghiUSA15:0415:13
Fiona O’KeeffeUSA15:2415:24

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Glen Andrews

Glen Andrews is one of World-Track main writers for long distance and marathon running. Andrews, who competed in cross country during his High School and college years finds passion covering these events. He's also run a few marathons in his time, and still hopes to qualify for Boston.

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