5000m:

i always thought it was 3.11 but i normally just say 3.1

but this really good runner friend of mine said it was 3.125

so every single distance converter i go on and type in 5000m it doesnt come out as 3.125

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/4/4_1/95.shtml 3.11

http://www.exrx.net/Calculators/LengthConverter.html 3.10700 miles

http://www.onlineconversion.com/length_common.htm 3.1068559612 miles

http://www.worldwidemetric.com/metcal.htm 3.10685 miles

so yeah, there's more but you get the idea...i found a bunch of them and every one i type in isn't 3.125

so then i'm like...well my friend must be just mistaken

but then i Wikipedia '5000 meters'

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/5000_metres and it says:

"The

**5000 metres**(equal to ~3.125 miles) is a popular running distance also known as a 5K or 5 km,"

ahh now which is it? i'm sooo confused. i think i'm a little bit OCD because i get worked up over these kinda things...and like counting how many sips i take out of the water fountain...

anyyway..what distance do you think it is?

thankkks. I <3 all my RT friends