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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...
Via isportsweb.com
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Cheptegei wins Carlsbad 5000 in 13 minutes, 24 seconds

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Joshua Cheptegei of Uganda held back speedy competitors to win the Carlsbad 5000 in 13 minutes, 24 seconds Sunday. Wilson Too of Kenya was second in 13:29 and Debeli Gezmu of Ethiopia third in 13:38. American Bernard Lagat, 41, was fourth in 13:38 and bettered his own world masters record. Ethiopian Meseret Defar, a two-time Olympic gold medalist in the...
Via Associated Press
27 days ago  |  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

Dibaba runs 3rd-fastest women's 5K at Carlsbad, 14:48

CARLSBAD, Calif. (AP) Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia ran the third-fastest women's 5,000 meters ever at 14 minutes, 48 seconds in the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday. Dibaba dominated the women's field, finishing 25 seconds ahead of Ethiopia's Gelete Burka (15:13). Wude Yimer of Ethiopia was third in 15:18. ''It was fast running for me today,'' Dibaba said through a translator. ''But I did...
Via Associated Press
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

LA Marathon contains race within a race

LOS ANGELES (AP) American Ryan Hall isn't thinking about winning the race within the race when he competes in the Los Angeles Marathon on Sunday. He believes he can win the whole thing. Hall, who set the American record of 2 hours, 4 minutes, 58 seconds in the 2011 Boston Marathon, doesn't see why he can't be the first American to win the L.A. Marathon since 1991. ''I've never seen...
Via Associated Press
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

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

Bernard Lagat named USATF Athlete of the Week

Bernard Lagat earns USA Track & Field Athlete of the Week honors after his 2,000 meter performance at the NYRR Millrose Games took down a 33-year-old American Indoor record Saturday night in New York City.
Via USA Track & Field
February 18, 2014

Lagat to run 2,000 meter race at 107th Millrose Games

Eight-time Wanamaker Mile champion Bernard Lagat and 2008 Olympic silver medalist Nick Willis of New Zealand, who won the 5th Avenue Mile last year are set to run in the inaugural Paavo Nurmi 2000 Meter Race on Saturday, February 15 at The Armory in the 107th Millrose Games.
Via USA Track & Field
January 07, 2014
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