Dejen Gebremeskel and Tirunesh Dibaba Win Titles at Carlsbad 5000

Tirunesh Dibaba reigned as the Queen of Carlsbad 500 in California on Sunday. Read more. (File Photo)

By Associated Press

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia has won the men’s championship at the Carlsbad 5000 for the second year in a row, tying for the fourth-fastest time ever on the roads in 13 minutes, 11 seconds.

Fellow Ethiopian Tirunesh Dibaba regained the women’s title she won in 2005, finishing in 15:01. The 2008 Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, Dibaba ran away from the field over the closing stages and won by 12 seconds over Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia.

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