Day: April 1, 2011

Winds of Change Not Blowing in Carlsbad


     At the 20th running of the Carlsbad 5000 in 2005, Ethiopia’s Dejene Berhanu captured a third straight title (13:10), and country woman Tirunesh Dibaba set the ninth women’s world’s best time on the singular seaside course (14:46).  Steve Scott closed our Fox Sports broadcast with the following aside, after another freshening wind had come up with the late morning sun over the Pacific Ocean, causing the crucial second mile heading north along Carlsbad Boulevard to slow in comparison to the earlier run age-group races.

“If they ever want to challenge Sammy Kipketer’s 13-flat course and world record,” commented Steve, “they are going to have to move the start time of the men’s race to earlier in the day when the conditions are better.” (more…)