2011 Carlsbad 5000

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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.

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