The 2016 Carlsbad 5000 was another fast day of racing in the seaside town north of San Diego, California. If you weren’t able to be in Southern California, you can see the elite races in full right here.
Three-time Carlsbad 5000 champion Meseret Defar of Ethiopia returned 10 years after setting the road 5K world record in Carlsbad, looking for her fourth title:
A fast field, with crowd favorite Bernard Lagat looking for a Masters world record, thrilled the crowd. Here’s how it played out:
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