Kimberley Smith (born 19 November 1981 in Papakura) is a New Zealand middle distance and long distance runner who specialises in the 5000 and 10,000 metres. She has a twin brother Tim Smith, and an older brother Geoff. She is a 2005 graduate of Providence College (previously at King's College, she first started running with Papakura Harriers). Smith won the 2004 NCAA Women's Individual Cross Country Championship. She won three NCAA individual titles in indoor track (5,000 meters and 3,000 meters) and outdoor track (5,000 meters) during the 2003-04 season. Her four NCAA individual championships are the most by any runner in Providence College history.[1]

Kim is contracted by Reebok and currently holds six New Zealand national records.[2]


Year Tournament Venue Result Event
2005 World Cross Country Championships St Etienne, France 12th Long race
World Championships Helsinki, Finland 15th 10,000 m
World Athletics Final Monte Carlo, Monaco 7th 5000 m
Universiade Izmir, Turkey 1st 5000 m
2006 World Cup Athen, Greece 4th 5000 m
2007 World Championships Osaka, Japan 5th 10,000 m
2008 World Indoor Championships Valencia, Spain 6th 3000 m

Personal bestsEdit


Distance Mark Date Location
1500 metres 4:11.25 2004-06-26 Waltham, MA
2000 metres 5:47:10 2007-01-13 Hamilton, NZL
3000 metres 8:35.31 2007-07-25 Monaco[3]
5000 metres 14:45.93 2008-07-11 Rome[3]
10,000 metres 30:35.54 2008-05-04 Palo Alto, CA[3]


Distance Mark Date Location
One Mile 4:24.14 2008-02-08 Boston, MA[4][5]
3000 metres 8:38.14 2007-01-27 Boston, MA[4]
Two Miles 9:13.94 2008-01-26 Boston, MA
5000 metres 14:50.46 2005-02-11 Boston, MA[4]



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