Dejen Gebremeskel wins BAA 5K

Dejen Gebremeskel, of Ethiopia, won the men's race in the Boston Athletic Association 5K on Sunday morning. (Photo: DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF)
Dejen Gebremeskel, of Ethiopia, won the men’s race in the Boston Athletic Association 5K on Sunday morning. (Photo: DINA RUDICK/GLOBE STAFF)

Boston, MA - Kim Smith was the women’s winner and Dejen Gebremeskel was the top male finisher at Sunday’s Boston Athletic Association 5K.

Gebremeskel, of Ethiopia, finished in 13:37, with Aaron Braun second and Lani Rutto third. Gebremeskel won the silver medal in the 5000 meters at the 2012 Olympics.

New Zealand’s Smith won in 15:16, followed by Lineth Chepkurui and Molly Huddle.

Smith won the BAA distance medley – which includes the 5K, a 10K in June and a half marathon in October – last year.

“It was great out there, and it’s always nice to win,” Smith said.

Olympic 1500 meters silver medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand placed first in the men’s elite 1-mile race, and Brenda Martinez of the United States made a breakaway finish to win the elite women’s 1-miler.

Source: Boston Globe

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