Deena Drossin sets women's 5K world record in Carlsbad

CARLSBAD, California (AP) American Deena Drossin won the women's division of the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday in a world road race record time of 14 minutes, 54 seconds.

Sammy Kipketer of Kenya won the men's race for the third consecutive year.

Drossin seized control of the race by running the first mile in 4:45, then covered the second uphill mile in a blazing 4:47.

The 29-year-old Drossin eclipsed the previous record in the 5,000 meter road race of 14:57, set by Paula Radcliffe in September in London. Drossin became the first American woman to set a 5,000-meter record since PattiSue Plumer ran 15:31 at Carlsbad in 1986.

Tirunesh Dibaba, a 17-year-old from Ethiopia, was second in 15:19 and Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia was third in 15:20. Ireland's Sonia O'Sullivan, a 2000 Olympic silver medalist, finished seventh.

Kipketer won in 13:17, slower than the 13-minute world-record times he ran the previous two years.

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