The Ethiopian has won the last four Carlsbad 5000 titles.
Check out these great shots from this past weekend's race!
American Scott Bauhs finished a respectable fourth.
Competitive fields will line up on both coasts and everywhere in between.
The two runners could be three time zones away when their favorite baseball team plays.
Over 14,000 runners will take part in California's fastest half marathon.
He is looking to pick up a sponsor with a decent showing in New York this November.
Scott Bauhs is one of the top U.S. runners.
Bauhs, Kleppin, Bethke, Porter, Grey and McKaig are awarded training grants.