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Carlsbad 5000 Elites Meet Local High School Runners

Some of the top entrants in this weekend's Carlsbad 5000 met up with some local HS runners on Friday.

On Friday afternoon, Olympic medalists Bernard Lagat of the United States and Ethiopians Dejen Gebremeskel and Tariku Bekele joined up with world 800m bronze medalist Brenda Martinez of the U.S. and Gotytom Gebreslase of Ethiopia to speak to a group of local high school runners at Cathedral Catholic High School in  San Diego ahead of this weekend’s Carlsbad 5000. After a question-and-answer session, Lagat, Martinez and Bekele led the high school athletes through a warmup session before posing for pictures and signing autographs.

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