A world-class field has entered the Carlsbad 5-kilometer road race June 1. The race will feature the top three road racers in the world this year, Mexican Arturo Barrios and Kenyans Michael Musyoki and Peter Koech.
Barrios set a world best for a 10K on a loop course with a time of 27 minutes, 41 seconds at the American Continental race. Musyoki won the Buick 10K here in March and was the silver medalist in the 10,000 meters in the 1984 Olympics. Koech was second in the Buick 10K.
Suleiman Nyambui, Yobes Ondiecki and Steve Scott of Fallbrook also have entered. Joan Benoit, winner of the 1984 Olympic marathon, will lead the women's field.
The race is offering $21,000 in prize money, the largest purse offered for a foot race in San Diego County and the largest anywhere for a 5K, according to race director Tom Murphy.