Olympic medalists win Carlsbad 5000

Two-time Olympic running medalists Eliud Kipchoge of Kenya and Meseret Defar of Ethiopia were the big winners at the Carlsbad 5000 footrace Sunday.

The race weekend in the Carlsbad Village area annually attracts thousands of joggers, with the event capped by the two “elite runs.”

In the men’s race, the 25-year-old victor finished in 13:11, seven seconds faster than Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia. Grebremeskel’s countrymen also finished third and fourth. Kipchoge won an Olympic bronze medal at the distance in 2004 and a silver in 2008.

Among the women, the 26-year-old Defar completed the 5K in 15:04, 22 seconds faster than her closest competitor. Fellow Ethiopians Ahez Kiros and Meskerem Assefa were second and third. Defar won a gold medal in the Athens games and a bronze in Beijing.

Neither winning time was close to a course record.

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