Three-time U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury will headline the 32nd running of the world famous Carlsbad 5000 the weekend of April 1 -2, 2017. The other top entrants in a highly competitive Elite field include Brenda Martinez and Neely Spence-Gracey.
The American record-holder in both the 1500 meters and 5000 meters, this will be Rowbury’s third appearance at Carlsbad.
“I’m looking forward to opening my 2017 outdoor season at Carlsbad,” said Rowbury, who was the runner-up in 2009. “It will be my third time competing on this beautiful course and I always cherish an opportunity to race in front of a home crowd in Southern California.”
Martinez is a Southern Califonia native who lives and trains near Big Bear Lake. She’s known for winning a silver medal in the 800 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Moscow, 2013.
Spence-Gracey is coming off an impressive 2016 season. She made her marathon debut last year at Boston, finishing ninth overall and as the top American in 2:35. She recently finished third at the U.S. 15k National Championships in Jacksonville, Florida.
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