Mar 25, 2018
Sweden's Kalle Berglund and Britain's Emilia Gorecka won the men's and women's divisions of the Carlsbad 5000 road race
CARLSBAD, Calif. — Sweden's Kalle Berglund and Britain's Emilia Gorecka won the Carlsbad 5000 road race Sunday.
Running his first 5K, Berglund outlasted Ethiopian Gebre Abadi to finish in 14 minutes, 15 seconds.
"The other athlete had a lead of 80, 90 maybe 100 meters and I wasn't sure if I should go with him or stay in the group and save energy," Berglund said. "It's a 5k race and I'm a miler but after the last turn I knew I had second place secured so I decided to push the pace and was able to get the win."
Gorecka won the women's race by one second over American Sarah Brown, finishing in 16:04.
"I wasn't sure I'd hang on until I'd actually crossed the finish line," Gorecka said.