What was the fastest 5km ever by a man?
5000 m12:37.35 (WR)31 May 2004http://wiki.answers.com/wiki/Hengelo
12:37.35 (WR) 31 May 2004, Kenenisa Bekele
Interesting question. If you mean has a white man ever held the World record for the 100m then yes. Was the holder faster than a man who was not white - don't know. Yes when African or africanamerican men were not allowed to compete in the Olympics. there was a white man who was the fastest! there will be a white man in the future who will possess the title of the fasted white man…