- Mo Farah, Lasse Virén
- 2 total number
- Unknown ()
The most consecutive Olympic gold medals won in the 5,000 metres (male) is 2, achieved by Lasse Virén (Finland) from Munich 1972 to Montreal 1976. This was equalled by Mo Farah (UK) from London 2012 to Rio 2016.
Both athletes are the only men to successfully defend their 5,000 metre Olympic titles.