- Associated Press - Saturday, April 19, 2014

BOSTON (AP) - Dejen Gebremeskel defended his title at the B.A.A. 5K on Saturday as thousands of runners took to the streets in Boston two days before the marathon.

The 2012 Olympic 5,000-meter silver medalist from Ethiopia edged Maine’s Ben True in a photo finish, setting a race record of 13 minutes, 26 seconds.

Rhode Island’s Molly Huddle came from behind to win the women’s race in 15:12.

More than 8,600 entrants finished the 3.1 miles through Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood as celebrations of running returned to the city a year after the bombings at last year’s marathon.

Huddle was sixth with less than a mile to go. She said that “I thought it would be great for an American to win this race and so I think it gave me a little extra boost.”

Mamitu Daska of Ethiopia was second in 15:14.

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