Barbara Matson | Apr. 19, 2014 | Boston Globe
For the second straight year, Dejen Gebremeskel set an event record in winning the Boston Athletic Association 5K, crossing the finish line Saturday on Charles Street in 13 minutes, 26 seconds to improve on the 13:37 mark he set last year.
In the women’s race, Molly Huddle, 29, of Providence worked her way from fifth to first over the last half-mile, then sneaked around leader Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia with 100 meters to go and sprinted to victory in 15:12, tying the event record set by Werknesh Kidane of Ethiopia in 2012. It was Huddle’s first victory in the BAA 5K. Daska, 30, was second in 15:14.
The 5K is the first event in the BAA Distance Medley, which includes the 10K and the Half-Marathon.