Let's say you were in a race, and you finished 5th. One of your friends comes to you and asks "What was your ___ in the race?".

Or, 'G' is the 6th letter in English alphabet. Someone asks you what is the ___ of 'G' in English alphabet.

What should come in place of "___" in those sentences?

I thought of "order" maybe, though it doesn't sound correct. Maybe, it shouldn't be asked as in the examples, and should be asked in a different way.

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"Position" is probably the best word for that.

condition with reference to place; location; situation

Or you could use "place" (especially for sporting events like your first example):

position, situation, or circumstances:

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