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2016 Doug Conley Invitational

Saturday, September 24th, 2016

2016 Doug Conley Invitational, Elite Varsity Boys #dougconleyinvitational #xc #arizona #nikon #nofilter

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Congrats @alex_daer for a great race at the #dougconleyinvitational and 16:58 PR! #xc #arizona #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Carlsbad 5000

Sunday, April 3rd, 2016

James Senbeta, 1st wheelchair, 10:14, 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Shirley Reilly, 1st wheelchair, 12:45, 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Violah Lagat sets the pace at the 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Caroline Kipkirui, 2nd place 15:11, 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Diane Nukuri @dnjbdi 4th place 15:32, 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Jen Rhines @jlrhines 6th place 15:51, 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Men #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Carlsbad 5000 Elite Men #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Joshua Cheptegei leads the 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #Uganda #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Family portrait @lagat1500 #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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Debeli Gezmu, 3rd place 13:38, 2016 Carlsbad 5000 #ethiopia #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Junior Carlsbad and One-Mile

Saturday, April 2nd, 2016

The 2016 Carlsbad 5000 weekend began on Saturday with the Junior Carlsbad and inaugural One-Mile. Click here to view photos from the 2016 Junior Carlsbad and One-Mile

Lead runners, 2016 Carlsbad 5000 One-Mile #carlsbad5000 #nofilter #nikon

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2016 Carlsbad 5000 One-Mile #carlsbad5000 #nofilter #nikon

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@ddelancey1 2016 Carlsbad 5000 One-Mile #carlsbad5000 #nofilter #nikon

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2016 Carlsbad 5000 One-Mile #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Junior Carlsbad #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Junior Carlsbad #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Junior Carlsbad #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Junior Carlsbad #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2016 Junior Carlsbad #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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@cgiprguy 2016 Junior Carlsbad #carlsbad5000 #nikon #nofilter

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2015 Carlsbad 5000

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

The Carlsbad 5000 celebrated its 30th running in 2015. Click here to view photos from the 2015 Carlsbad 5000

2015 #Carlsbad5000 Women's Elite race Brenda Martinez @bmartrun Genzebe Dibaba

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Genzebe Dibaba, Wude Yimer, Gelete Burka @GeleteB, 2015 #Carlsbad5000

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Genzebe Dibaba, 14:48, 2015 #Carlsbad5000

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2015 #Carlsbad5000 Men's Elite race Wilson Too, Lawi Lalang @lawilalang #nofilter

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Bernard Lagat set a new masters world mark at the Carlsbad 5000.

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Tracy Sundlun interviewing Lawi Lalang, 2015 Carlsbad 5000 Champion

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2014 Carlsbad 5000

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

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Dejen Gebremeskel, 2012 Olympic silver medalist for 5,000 meters, became the only individual to claim four Carlsbad 5000 titles, by winning his fourth consecutive Carlsbad 5000.

Dejen Gebremeskel, on his way to a fourth consecutive Carlsbad 5000 title

Bernard Lagat, competing in his first Carlsbad 5000, held on for second place. Lagat’s 13:19 finishing time was good enough to break Marc Davis’ 18 year-old American Record (13:24).

Bernard Lagat, sprinting toward a new American Record for 5K

Former NAU Lumberjack Diego Estrada, now a U.S. citizen, finished in sixth place. Estrada competed in the 2012 Olympics for Mexico.

Diego Estrada

Julia Bleasdale from Great Britain dominated the last mile of the women’s elite race, cruising to victory in 15:06.

Julia Bleasdale from Great Britain dominated the last mile of the women's elite race, cruising to victory in 15:06

Betsy Saina, who trains in Flagstaff, placed second in 15:22.

Betsy Saina, who trains in Flagstaff, placed second in 15:22

Fourth place finisher Brenda Martinez set a 19 second personal best, and was the first American, in 15:25.

Brenda Martinez

Amy Van Alstine, of the Northern Arizona Elite club, finished fifth in 15:30. Van Alstine is the reigning U.S. Cross Country champion.

Amy Van Alstine

2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships

Sunday, February 23rd, 2014

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Bernard Lagat prevailed in a highly anticipated showdown with Galen Rupp in the men’s 3,000 meters, to end the second day of competition at the 2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships. Lagat’s winning time of 7:46.01 is the fastest time run by an American in meet history.

Galen Rupp and Bernard Lagat jockey for position.

Lagat seized the lead from Ryan Hill with one lap to go…

Lagat seized the lead from Ryan Hill with one lap to go.

…and sliced through lapped traffic to claim the victory.

Lagat sliced through lapped traffic to claim the victory.

Lagat celebrated the victory with a group of young fans.

Lagat celebrated the victory with a group of young fans.

Gabriele Grunewald was first across the line in the women’s 3,000 meters.

Gabriele Grunewald was first across the line in the women's 3,000 meters.

However, after several protests, the Jury of Appeals disqualified Grunewald for impeding another runner. Shannon Rowbury was declared the winner, with a time of 9:25:49. UPDATE 02-24-14 Grunewald was reinstated as women’s 3,000 meter champion.

Shannon Rowbury was declared the winner of the women's 3,000 meters, with a time of 9:25:49.

Sarah Vaughn placed second in the women’s 3,000 meters, with a time of 9:26.46.

Sarah Vaughn placed second in the women's 3,000 meters, with a time of 9:26.46.

The 2014 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships serves as the selection meet for the members of Team USA. Top finishers in each event will represent the U.S. at the 2014 IAAF World Indoor Championships in Sopot, Poland, March 7-9.

2013 Carlsbad 5000

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

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Dejen Gebremeskel, 2012 Olympic silver medalist for 5,000 meters, scored a three-peat, by winning his third consecutive Carlsbad 5000. Gebremeskel also became the fourth male competitor to win three Carlsbad victories in the race’s history.

Dejen Gebremeskel acknowledes the crowd before rounding the last corner of the 2013 Carlsbad 5000

Geleta Burka (F2) won the Women’s Elite race in 15:26, one second ahead of Mercy Cherono (F1):

Geleta Burka (F2) won the Women's Elite race in 15:26, one second ahead of Mercy Cherono (F1)

Even the bananas run fast at Carlsbad:

Even the bananas run fast at Carlsbad

2013 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships — Day 2

Monday, March 4th, 2013

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17 year-old Mary Cain captured the hearts of the crowd with her impressive win in the women’s mile.

Mary Cain.

Mary Cain fans.

Mary Cain fans.

Will Leer became a distance double champion, after a thrilling win in the men’s mile.

Will Leer captured the distance double championship, with a thrilling win in the men's mile.

Dangelo Cherry from Mississippi State won the Men’s 60 meter dash.

Dangelo Cherry from Mississippi State won the Men's 60 meter dash.

2013 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships — Day 1

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013

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The USA Indoor Track and Field Championships returned to Albuquerque, NM for the fourth year in a row. Day 1 competition concluded with a new world indoor record in the women’s pole vault by 2012 Olympic champion Jenn Suhr.

New world indoor record for Jenn Suhr.

New world indoor record for Jenn Suhr.

In the penultimate running event, Chelsea Reilly tumbled to the track ahead of Emily Infeld and 2012 Olympian Lisa Uhl, to claim the national title in the women’s 3,000 meters.

Chelsea Reilly tumbled to the track ahead of Emily Infeld and 2012 Olympian Lisa Uhl, to claim the national title in the women's 3,000 meters.

Will Leer won the men’s 3,000 meters in far less dramatic fashion. He will return Sunday to compete in the men’s mile.

Will Leer won the men's 3,000 meters in far less dramatic fashion. He will return Sunday to compete in the men's mile.

Bershawn “Batman” Jackson’s shoes.

Bershawn

2012 Carlsbad 5000

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

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Dejen Gebremeskel and Tirunesh Dibaba, both from Ethiopia, captured the overall titles at the 2012 Carlsbad 5000.

Olympic Champion Tirunesh Dibaba won the Women’s Elite race in 15:01:

Olympic Champion Tirunesh Dibaba won the Women's Elite race in 15:01

Dejen Gebremeskel rounds the last corner ahead of Hagos Gebrhiwet:

Dejen Gebremeskel rounds the last corner ahead of Hagos Gebrhiwet

2012 Junior Carlsbad

Saturday, March 31st, 2012

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The Junior Carlsbad is a running event for kids 12 and under, and loads of fun for kids and adults.

Timothy Wells was the first place runner in the Age 12 race, with a time of 5:18 for one mile:

First runner in the Age 12 race

My nephew Alex, in his last Junior Carlsbad. Way to go Alex!

My nephew Alex, in his last Junior Carlsbad. Way to go Alex!

Jason Gomez ran 5:06 for one mile, and nearly broke the age group record, to finish first in the Age 11 race:

First runner in the Age 11 race

My younger nephew Nick set a PR in the Age 11 race. Good run, Nick!

My younger nephew Nick set a PR in the Age 11 race. Good run, Nick!

My daughter in her first Junior Carlsbad. Photo by Alice Daer.

My daughter in her first Junior Carlsbad. Photo by Alice Daer.

2012 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Day 2

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

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Day 2 of the 2012 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships featured a new American Record in the high jump for Chaunte Lowe, and many close finishes on the track. The top two finishers in each event are eligible to compete at the IAAF World Indoor Championships in Istanbul, Turkey, on March 9 – 11.

Jenny Simpson, the reigning World Outdoor champion for 1,500 meters, held off a last lap challenge from Brenda Martinez to claim her second USA Indoor title of the weekend. Simpson also repeated her USA Indoor 3,000 / 1,500 meter double championship from last year.

Jenny Simpson, the reigning World Outdoor champion for 1,500 meters, held off a last lap challenge from Brenda Martinez to claim her second USA Indoor title of the weekend.

The men’s 1,500 meters also featured last lap fireworks. In the final straightaway, Leo Manzano ran down both Matthew Centrowitz, the 2011 World Outdoor 1,500 meter bronze medalist, and Galen Rupp, the 2012 Indoor Visa Series Championship winner for men.

The men's 1,500 meters also featured last lap fireworks. In the final straightaway, Leo Manzano ran down both Matthew Centrowitz, the 2011 World Outdoor 1,500 meter bronze medalist, and Galen Rupp, the 2012 Indoor Visa Series Championship winner for men.

Sanya Richards-Ross celebrated her birthday and wedding anniversary by setting a meet record, en route to winning the USA Indoor title for the women’s 400 meters.

Sanya Richards-Ross celebrated her birthday and wedding anniversary by setting a meet record, en route to winning the USA Indoor title for the women's 400 meters.

Trell Kimmons won the men’s 60 meters in a world-leading time of 6.45 seconds, the third fastest American time ever.

Trell Kimmons won the men's 60 meters in a world-leading time of 6.45 seconds, the third fastest American time ever.

Colorful track and field fans.

Colorful track and field fans.

2012 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships – Day 1

Sunday, February 26th, 2012

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For 2012, the USA Indoor Track and Field Championships returned to Albuquerque, NM for the third year in a row. In the last track event on Day 1, Bernard Lagat raised the roof with a breathtaking 26 second final lap, to defend his title in the men’s 3,000 meters.

Bernard Lagat raised the roof with a breathtaking 26 second final lap.

Bernard Lagat raised the roof with a breathtaking 26 second final lap.

Jenny Simpson, the 2011 World Outdoor champion for 1,500 meters, successfully defended her USA Indoor title in the women’s 3,000 meters, and will return on Day 2 to try and defend her title in the 1,500 meters.

Jenny Simpson successfully defended her USA Indoor title in the women's 3,000 meters, and will return on Day 2 to try and defend her title in the 1,500 meters.

Jenny Simpson successfully defended her USA Indoor title in the women's 3,000 meters, and will return on Day 2 to try and defend her title in the 1,500 meters.

Will Claye won his first USA Indoor title in the men’s triple jump, with the third best indoor mark in American history.

Will Claye won his first USA Indoor title in the men's triple jump, with the third best indoor mark in American history.

Amanda Smock took the lead in the women’s triple jump on her 5th attempt.

Amanda Smock took the lead in the women's triple jump on her 5th attempt.

AG Kruger won the men’s weight throw.

AG Kruger won the men's weight throw.

Crystal Manning placed third in the women’s triple jump, but I think she should receive top marks for her colorful uniform.

Crystal Manning placed third in the women's triple jump, but I think she should receive top marks for her colorful uniform.

2011 PAC-12 Cross Country Championships

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

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On November 29, 2011 in sunny Litchfield Park, Arizona, the Arizona State University Sun Devils and the Wigwam Resort hosted the first ever PAC-12 Cross Country Championships. The cross country titles for men and women are the first conference titles awarded in any sport during the PAC-12 era. Nine men’s teams and 12 women’s teams competed in the event.

The University of Colorado Buffaloes, PAC-12 newcomers, swept the men’s and women’s team titles.

Lawi Lalang from the University of Arizona won the men’s individual title.

Lawi Lalang from the University of Arizona won the men's individual title.

Katie Flood from the University of Washington won the women’s individual title.

Katie Flood from the University of Washington won the women's individual title.

2011 Carlsbad 5000

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

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Dejen Gebremeskel from Ethiopia (left) defeated defending Carlsbad 5000 champion Eliud Kichoge of Kenya in the Men’s Elite race.

Dejen Gebremeskel from Ethiopia defeated defending Carlsbad 5000 champion Eliud Kichoge of Kenya in the Men's Elite race.

Similar to the men, the Women’s Elite race was also decided in the final meters. Aheza Kiros from Ethiopia (right), the 2009 champion, and second last year, held off a spirited challenge from Pauline Korikwiang of Kenya to win her second Carlsbad 5000 title.

Aheza Kiros from Ethiopia, the 2009 champion, and second last year, held off a spirited challenge from Pauline Korikwiang of Kenya to win her second Carlsbad 5000 title.

2011 Junior Carlsbad

Saturday, April 2nd, 2011

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One of my favorite events to watch each year is the Junior Carlsbad a running event for kids 12 and under. The looks of determination and joy on the kids’ faces are so genuine and inspiring.

Competitors in the Age 10 race:

Competitors in the Age 10 race

My nephew Alex set a new PR for the mile. Way to go Alex!

My nephew Alex set a new PR for the mile. Way to go Alex!

My younger nephew Nick competed in the Age 10 race. Good run, Nick!

My younger nephew Nick competed in the Age 10 race. Good run, Nick!

Samantha with excellent knee lift as she approaches the final turn.

Samantha with excellent knee lift as she approaches the final turn.

RIP, Sally

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Sally Meyerhoff at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships…

Sally Meyerhoff at the 2009 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships

2011 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships – Day 2

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

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Both Jillian Camarena-Williams (shot put) and Jenn Suhr (pole vault) broke American records in their respective events on Day 2 of the 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, NM.

Jenn Suhr setting the indoor pole vault American Record

Suhr cleared 15 feet 11.25 inches to claim the AR, as the crowd roared with excitement.

Jenn Suhr celebrates

In the last event of the day, Mike Rodgers captured the BMW Men’s 60 meters in a world-leading 6.48 seconds, and the Visa Championship Series title for the best performance of the 2011 indoor season.

Mike Rodgers wins the BMW Men's 60 meters

Jeff See won a thrilling Men’s mile, after coming off the final turn in third place behind Aaron Braun and Garrett Heath.

Jeff See won a thrilling Men's mile, after coming off the final turn in third place behind Aaron Braun and Garrett Heath

2011 USA Indoor Track & Field Championships – Day 1

Sunday, February 27th, 2011

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The compact venue and open schedule provided an opportunity for me to capture images from events I don’t normally cover, on Day 1 of the 2011 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Albuquerque, NM. Here is a cool Wonder Woman-themed uniform that Loree Smith wore for the Women’s Weight Throw:

Loree Smith, Women's Weight Throw.

Similar to last year, both the men’s and women’s 3,000 meter finals were decided during the bell lap, and featured three of last year’s four protagonists. Bernard Lagat, who recently lost his indoor American Record for 5,000 meters to Galen Rupp, sprinted away from Rupp and Aaron Braun with 1 1/2 laps to go, to repeat as Indoor National Champion.

Bernard Lagat sprinted away from Galen Rupp and Aaron Braun to repeat as indoor 3,000 meter national champion

Sara Hall, who narrowly lost to Renee Metivier Baillie in the women’s 3,000 meters last year, was defeated for the second year in a row by a Colorado alum, as Jenny (Barringer) Simpson held off Hall’s last lap challenge.

Jenny (Barringer) Simpson held off Sara Hall's last lap challenge

2010 USA Outdoor Track and Field Championships Highlights

Monday, June 28th, 2010

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Lauren Fleshman, Women’s 5,000 meter Champion

Lauren Fleshman, Women's 5,000 meter Champion

Lagat Fans

Lagat Fans

Chaunte Lowe set a new American Record in the Women’s High Jump

Chaunte Lowe set a new American Record in the Women's High Jump

Chaunte Lowe set a new American Record in the Women's High Jump

Des Moines native Lolo Jones won the 100 meter hurdles

Des Moines native Lolo Jones won the 100 meter hurdles

Dan Huling, Men’s Steeplechase

Dan Huling, Men's Steeplechase

Lisa Aguilera, Women’s Steeplechase

Lisa Aguilera, Women's Steeplechase

Lopez Lomong held off Leonel Manzano in the Men’s 1,500 meters

Lopez Lomong held off Leonel Manzano in the Men's 1,500 meters

David Oliver dominated the 110 meter hurdles competition

David Oliver dominated the 110 meter hurdles competition