American Alan Webb out-sprinted his training partner Galen Rupp to set a new course record and win a 5,000 metres race at the sixth annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot in downtown San Jose Thursday morning.
Webb, who holds the American record for the mile, at 3:46.91, won the men’s elite 5K event with a time of 13 minutes and 36 seconds.
Despite his spirited finish, Webb well off Marc Davis’ American 1996 road record of 13:24, but he also admitted that his goal was not to go crazy fast.
“We knew it was a fast course,” said Webb. “We knew it was pretty good competition.
“At this time of year, we’re not going to try and run 13-flat. We want really good competition, but still low key and have a good time.”
Meanwhile, Webb’s training partner Rupp, was second with a time 13:39, with Scott Bauhs, third in time of 13:47.
The elite men’s race featured 26 men who have sub-14 minutes for the 5000m.
The women’s race went to Puerto Rico’s Beverly Ramos in a time of 16:19, beating Aziza Aliyu of Ethiopia in16:24 and Teresa McWalters, 16:32.
1 Alan Webb 13:36
2 Galen Rupp 13:39
3 Scott Bauhs 13:47
1 Beverly Ramos 16:19
2 Aziza Aliyu 16:24
3 Teresa McWalters 16:32