31 Mar '17, 9pm

It's going to be a tough call between Chelimo and Gebremeskel at Sunday's Carlsbad 5000:

It's going to be a tough call between Chelimo and Gebremeskel at Sunday's Carlsbad 5000:

Road races are always exciting affairs, but the action in store for the men’s race at the forthcoming Carlsbad 5000 will be nothing short of electric. This storied race, a Rock ‘n’ Roll signature event, kicks off on April 2 in the beautiful seaside down of Carlsbad, Calif. It is, hands down, the world’s fastest 5K course where 16 world records have been set since its inception back in 1986. At this year’s edition, all eyes will be on a thrilling head-to-head match-up between Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia and American Paul Chelimo. The 27-year-old Gebremeskel has completely dominated this race in the past, having won on four occasions and being the only four-time champion in the race’s 32-year history. “I’m excited to be coming back to Carlsbad to race over 5000m,” said Gebremeskel, who won an Olympic silver medal in the 5000m on the track back in London in 2012. “It’s one ...

Full article: http://running.competitor.com/2017/03/news/olympic-silver...

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