In a close women’s elite race at the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday, Violah Lagat of Kenya put forth a dominating effort to win over second-place finisher Shannon Rowbury of the United States. Lagat’s time for the 5000m race was 15:35, while Rowbury came across the line one second later. Third place went to Aisha Praught of Jamaica who clocked the same time as Rowbury (15:36). Lagat has raced Carlsbad three times. It was her first win there.