More than 1,500 runners participated in the second annual Saint John’s Santa Monica 5000. Runners competed in either the 5,000-meter or 10,000 meter race along the ocean. Jonathan Friedman, Nira Lichten and Laura Tate from The Malibu Times competed in the 1-mile media race.
Haron Lagat from Santa Fe won the men’s 5,000-meter race with a time of 14 minutes, 5 seconds. Caroline Cheptanui, also from Santa Fe, won the women’s 5,000-meter race in 16:18. The 10,000-meter male crown went to Palmdale resident Sergio Reyes. He completed the run in 30:10. Los Angeles resident Christine Bolf won the woman’s race in 35:53.