The British runner David Moorcroft set a new world time for the 5,000 metre race with a superb run in Oslo, Norway, on July 7.
GV Moorcroft in second to final lap.
GV Moorcroft in final lap.
GV Moorcroft on back straight.
GV Moorcroft on final bend and home straight. (2 SHOTS)
GV Moorcroft crossing finishing line, being congratulated by supporters. (2 SHOTS)
GV Rest of field cross finishing line.
SV & GV Moorcroft on lap of honour surrounded by admirers. (2 SHOTS)
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Background: The British runner David Moorcroft set a new world time for the 5,000 metre race with a superb run in Oslo, Norway, on July 7. He snipped six seconds off the old record held by Kenya's Henry Rono. The new time is 13:00:42 (13 minutes and 0.42 seconds). Moorcroft took the lead after three laps and steadily drew away from the field, finishing more than 20 seconds ahead of second place-getter, Ralph King of the United States. Third was Nick Rose of Britain. The 29-year-old Moorcraft was warmly congratulated by his supporters after the race.