Arizona Track Coach comes From behind to qualify for Rio Olympics

For most of the 5,000-meter race in Eugene, Oregon, 41-year old Bernard Lagat, an Arizona Track coach, trailed but surged ahead in the last 100m and is now headed to Rio de Janeiro to represent Team USA. Bernard Lagat is a volunteer track coach at the University of Arizona. He holds American records in six events, one […] Arizona Track Coach comes From behind to qualify for Rio...
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7 days ago

Olympic Trials 1500 Preview and Prediction

It’s finally here: the last day of the Olympic Trials.  After seeing 41-year old Bernard Lagat defy all odds and win the 5K last night (solidifying a spot in his fifth Olympics), and 18-year old Noah Lyles break the high school national record in the 200, the final races of the Trials are sure to bring just as much drama’s as last night’s.  Were my predictions correct for...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernard Lagat, 41, wins 5000m at trials to make his fifth Olympics

Bernard Lagat has just qualified for his fifth Olympics at the age of 41. The Kenyan-American track-and-field star ran a blistering 52.82-second final lap to come from behind and win the 5000 meter finals in a wild finish on Saturday. The American record holder was considered a long shot to make the team, but finished in 13 minutes, 35.50 seconds.Lagat, who turns 42 in December...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Gatlin, Lagat bull their way into Olympics

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) Justin Gatlin won the 200-meter final at the U.S. Olympic Trials on Saturday, and 41-year-old Bernard Lagat won the 5,000-meter race. Gatlin qualified for his third Olympics, and Lagat is going to the Games for the fifth time. Gatlin ran the 200 in 19.75 seconds to nudge out LaShawn Merritt by .04. Also making it was Ameer Webb, who finished ahead of high-schoolers...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

41-year-old Bernard Lagat takes thrilling 5000m final

Bernard Lagat qualifies for his fifth Olympics as he wins the men's 5000m final at U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. Hassan Mead and Paul Chelimo finished second and third respectively to join Lagat on the Olympic team.
Via CSN Chicago
15 days ago

Payton Jordan Invitational 2016: Bernard Lagat does it again

Bernard Lagat showed himself, yet again, to be an ageless wonder. He debuted at the 10K distance at the 2016 Payton Jordan Invitational, and he showed it would only take one try for him to set the Masters world record for the distance. Just recently, I wrote an article on Lagat when he set the Masters world record at the Carlsbad 5000. For him to reset yet another record in the Masters...
May 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Bernard Lagat breaks World Record in Carlsbad 5000

Bernard Lagat truly is the ageless wonder. He managed to lower his own Masters World Record of 13:40 to a speedy 13:38. If it’s not enough that he’s breaking records at 41 years old, he is also looking to make his fifth Olympic team this year. After his 13:40 performance last year at Carlsbad, it wasn’t unrealistic to think it was him ending his career on a bang, but this year...
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Lagat sets masters world best en route to USATF weekly honors

INDIANAPOLIS -- Bernard Lagat wins USATF Athlete of the Week after his outstanding performance at the Morrisons Great Manchester Run on Sunday, May 10 in Manchester, England.
Via USA Track & Field
May 12, 2015

Lagat runs world’s best Masters 10 km at Great Manchester Run in UK

MANCHESTER, U.K. – At the Morrison’s Great Manchester Road Race Sunday, Bernard Lagat (40) eclipsed the world’s best 10 km time established in 2013 by the legendary long distance runner, Haile Gebreselassie of Ethiopia.
Via USA Track & Field
May 11, 2015

Jenny Simpson breaks US women's 2-mile indoor record

BOSTON (AP) Jenny Simpson broke the U.S. women's two-mile indoor record Saturday in the New Balance Indoor Grand Prix, a year after she miscounted the laps and had nothing left for the final 200 meters. ''I ran Lap 16 so I don't get fined,'' Simpson joked. Pushed by the enthusiastic fans, the 23-year-old Simpson finished in 9 minutes, 18.3 seconds to break the mark of 9:23.38 set...
Via Associated Press
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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