North Yarmouth native Ben True finished second in the Boston Athletic Association 5K Road Race on Saturday morning.

The three-time champion and course record holder, True earned $4,000 for coming in a few strides behind Dejen Gebremeskel of Ethiopia who finished with a winning time of 13 minutes, 39 seconds. True finished in 13:41 and was followed by Kenyans Stephen Sambu (13:44) and Philip Langat (13:54).

Molly Huddle of Providence, Rhode Island won the women’s race for a third straight year, in 15:14. Buze Diriba of Ethiopia was second in 15:28.

Both Huddle and Gebremeskel received $7,500 for their victories. It marked the third such title for Gebremeskel, who also edged True by less than a second in 2014.

True, who hopes to qualify for the Rio Olympics this summer at 5,000 and 10,000 meters, was racing for the first time this year. He won the BAA 5K in 2011, 2012 and 2015, when he set the course record of 13:22.

The race starts and finishes on Charles Street between the Boston Public Gardens and Boston Common and takes runners over the finishing stretch of the Boston Marathon.