DISTANCE RUNNING (track): - Which were the best countries in 2010?
The rankings of the countries in the track long distances are very similar to the one of last year. Kenya, however, strengthened the first position while Ethiopian men were nearly overtaken by the USA.
Ethiopia kept the first rank in both the men's and the women's 5000m, they did not make the top-3 in either the 10000m or the 3000m Steeplechase.
Great Britain made a remarkable progress compared to 2009.
In the women's ranking USA overtook Russia for the third position.
All-Athletics.com Countries Rankings - Long-distances track events (combined) - Top 12:
All-Athletics.com Countries Rankings by events - Top 3:
|1. Kenya||4139||1. Ethiopia||4046||1. Kenya||3712|
|2. France||3845||2. Kenya||4017||2. United States||3608|
|3. United States||3683||3. United States||3833||3. Great Britain||3531|
|1. Kenya||4014||1. Ethiopia||4026||1. Kenya||3672|
|2. Ethiopia||3785||2. Kenya||4000||2. Ethiopia||3671|
|3. Russia||3745||3. Turkey||3810||3. Portugal||3575|
- The above lists are based on the rankings dated 28 December 2010. The All-Athletics.com Countries Rankings are published weekly
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(Photo by Bálint Igaz)