Known for being the World’s Fastest 5K, as 16 World Records have been broken here, the 2016 Carlsbad 5000 again lived up to the hype. 5K World Record holder, Meseret Defar (Ethiopia) put on a show in the women’s race, as many challenged her for the win. On the men’s side, Joshua Cheptegei, just 19 years old (Uganda) ran fearlessly and took down some of the fastest 5K runners in the world. Re-live the epic day of racing in the coastal California town in the elite race videos below.
Men’s Race — Carlsbad 5000
Women’s Race — Carlsbad 5000
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