30 Mar '16, 11pm

The #Carlsbad5000 has altered its elite course for 2016 to make it faster and fan-friendly:

The Carlsbad 5000 is billed as the world’s fastest 5K and rightfully so. Sixteen world records and eight U.S. records have been set on the course that overlooks Pacific Ocean waves breaking on the beach. But if you’re Tracy Sundlun, the event’s executive race director, you’re always tinkering, always looking for ways to improve. For Sunday’s 31st edition of the race affectionately known as the ’Bad 5K, Sundlun has tinkered some more. For the second year in a row the course has been significantly altered for the professionals. A year ago, Sundlun introduced two loops along Carlsbad Boulevard, giving the thousands of spectators more opportunity to cheer the elites. This year, the start is being moved from Carlsbad Village Drive to Carlsbad Boulevard. Plus, mimicking track and field, the professionals will run the two loops on Carlsbad Boulevard counter-clockwise. “Even for t...

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