2014 Carlsbad 5000

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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

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