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Bernard Lagat

Bernard Lagat

Event: Middle Distance
Height: 5-8
Weight: 134
PR: 1,500m - 3:26.34 (2001); Mile - 3:47.28 (2001); 3,000m - 7:29.00AR (2010); two-mile (8:09.49iAR); 5,000m - 12:53.60AR (2011)
Born: 12/12/1974
Current Residence: Tucson, AZ
Hometown:
High School:
College: Washington State '99
Coach: James Li
Agent: James Templeton
Sponsor: Nike
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USA Championships
Seven-time USA Outdoor 5,000m champion – 2006 (13:14.32); 2007 (13:45.87); 2008 (13:27.47); 2010 (13:54.08); 2011 (13:23.06); 2013 (14:54.16); 2014 (13:31.41)
Three-time USA Indoor 3,000m champion – 2010 (8:12.60); 2011 (7:57.17); 2014 (7:46.01)
Two-time USA Outdoor 1,500m champion - 2006 (3:39.29); 2008 (3:40.37)
2012 Olympic Trials 5,000m runner-up (13:22.82)
2011 USA Outdoor 1,500m runner-up (3:47.96)

 
International Championships
2004 Olympic 1,500m silver medalist (3:34.30)
2000 Olympic 1,500m bronze medalist (3:32.44)
Three-time World Indoor 3,000m gold medalist – 2004 (7:56.34); 2010 (7:37.97); 2012 (7:41.44)
2007 World Outdoor 1,500m (3:34.77) and 5,000m (13:45.87) gold medalist
2002 World Cup 1,500m champion (3:31.20)
2014 World Indoor 3,000m runner up (7:55.22)
Two-time World Outdoor 5,000m silver medalist – 2009 (13:17.33); 2011 (13:23.64)
2001 World Outdoor 1,500m silver medalist (3:31.10)
2009 World Outdoor 1,500m bronze medalist (3:36.30)

Collegiate Championships
1999 NCAA Indoor mile (3:55.65) and 3,000m (7:54.92) champion
1999 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m champion (14:01.09)
Four-time PAC-10 champion
 
Awards and Honors
American indoor record holder in the 1,500m (3:33.34); mile (3:49.89); two-mile (8:09.49); 5,000m (13:07.15)
American outdoor record holder in the 1,500m (3:29.30); 3,000m (7:29.00); 5,000m (12:53.60)
11-time NCAA All-American in cross country and track and field
1999 NCAA Indoor Male Athlete of the Year
1999 PAC-10 Men’s Track & Field Co-Athlete of the Year
 
About Bernard
Age has not seemed to slow the greatness of Bernard Lagat. At least not yet. At age 39, Lagat ran the fastest time by an American in meet history and took home the men’s 3000m title at the 2014 USA Indoor Championships with a time of 7:46.01. Lagat has nearly as many American records (seven) as he has wins in the Wanamaker Mile at the Millrose Games (8). In 2012 he etched his name next to Ethiopia's Haile Gebreselassie as the only men to ever win three World Indoor titles in the men's 3,000m. His 2010 season included becoming the first ever American to win both the 3,000m and 5,000m at the IAAF Continental Cup while setting the American record in the indoor and outdoor 3,000m and outdoor 5,000m. Lagat now stands alone in the Millrose Games record book with his eight Wanamaker Mile wins and surpassed Irish legend Eamonn Coghlan’s previous best total of seven wins. Lagat donated all his bonus earnings during the 2010 indoor season to the Haiti Relief Fund. In 2007 Lagat won the first ever gold medal by an American in the 1,500m at the World Outdoor Championships and the first Olympic or World Championships gold for the country since 1908. He also became the first man ever to win the 1,500m-5,000m double at World Outdoors, and the first American to win a World Championship medal of any kind in the 5,000m. And in winning both races at the 2006 USA Outdoor Championships, he become the first man ever to pull off the historic double. In 2006 Lagat posted the five-fastest 1,500m times by an American. He also had the fastest 3,000m and 5,000m times that season in the country. Lagat won a pair of 1,500m Olympic medals for his native Kenya before changing his national affiliation to the United States. A U.S. resident since 1996, Lagat officially became eligible to compete for the United States the day after the start of the 2007 World Outdoor Championships. “I thought long and hard before changing my nationality but… I have to look to my future after my running career has come to an end,” Lagat said.  In growing up on his family's farm in Kapsabet, Kenya, Lagat ran a mile and a half to school each morning, and the same distance back. He began studying at Jomo Kenyatta University College of Agriculture and Technology when he became serious about running competitively. Lagat left Kenya for the United States when he received a scholarship from Washington State University in Pullman. He earned BA’s from Washington State in Management Information Systems, and Decision Science (Econometrics). Married to Gladys Tom and they have one son (Miika Kimutai Lagat) and one daughter (Gianna).
Results
2014:
 5000m (13:31.23) at Prefontaine Classic; 12th in the 5000m at Glasgow British Athletics Grand Prix 13:27.08;
2013: 2nd at Brussels 5,000m (12:58.99); 1st at Linz 3,000m (7:46.39); 6th at World Outdoor 5,000m (13:29.24); 13th at Paris 1500m (3:36.36); 1st at USA Outdoor 5,000m (14:54.16); 5th at Prefontaine 5,000m (13:07.76); 4th at Penn Relays DMR (9:19.33); 12th at New York Half Marathon (1:02:33); 1st at Millrose two-mile (8:09.49AR); 1st in Glasgow 3,000m (7:53.36); 1st at Karlsruhe 3,000m (7:34.71)
2012: 4th in Olympic Games 5,000m (13:42.99); Olympic Trials 5,000m runner-up (13:22.82); 3rd in Zurich 5,000m (12:59.92); adidas Grand Prix 1500m champion (3:34.63); 14th at Pre Classic (3:54.28); World Indoor 3,000m gold medalist (7:41.44); USA Indoor 3,000m champion (7:47.54); Millrose Games 5,000m champion (13:07.15AR); 2nd in mile at U.S. Open indoor (4:00.92); Fifth Avenue Mile runner-up (3:52.9)
2011: World Outdoor 5,000m silver medalist (13:23.64); USA Outdoor 1,500m runner-up (3:47.96); USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (13:23.06); USA Indoor 3,000m champion (7:57.17); 2nd in 5,000m at Monaco (12:53.60AR); 2nd in 5,000m at Adidas Grand Prix (13:05.46); 3rd in 1,500m in Paris (3:33.11); Pre Classic 2-mile champion (8:13.62); 2nd in 5,000m at adidas Grand Prix (13:05.46).
2010: USA Outdoor 5,000m champion (13:54.08); USA Indoor 3,000m champion (8:12.60); Wanamaker Mile champion at Millrose Games (3:56.34); 1st at Boston Reebok Indoor Games 5,000m (13:11.50AR); 3rd at Oslo (12:54:12); 7th at Monaco in 1,500m (3:32.51); 1st at Continental Cup 3,000m (7:54.75) and 5,000m (7:54.75)
2009: World Outdoor 1,500m bronze medalist (3:36.30); 3rd in 800m opening round at USA Outdoors (1:48.59); 1st in 3,000m at Nike Prefontaine Classic (7:35.92); 2nd at Reebok Grand Prix (13:03.06); 1st Millrose Games Wanamaker Mile (3:51.34); 1st at London (3:52.71); 1st at Tanger (3:32.56); 2nd at Paris (7:33.15)
2008: 9th in 5,000m (13:26.89) and 6th in 1,500m semifinals at Olympic Games (3:37.79); Olympic Trials 5,000m (13:27.47) and 1,500m (3:40.37) champion; 1st in 2-mile at Nike Prefontaine Classic (8:12.45); 1st in 1,500m at adidas Track Classic (3:35.14); 1st at Rieti (3:32.75)
2007: World Outdoor 1,500m (3:34.77) and 5,000m (13:45.87) gold medalist; USA Outdoor Champion in 5,000m (13:30.73) and 3rd in 1,500m (3:35.55); 1st Millrose Games’ Wanamaker Mile (3:54.26); 1st in 3,000m at Birmingham (7:32.43iAR); Runner-up at Reebok Grand Prix mile (3:53.88); 2nd at Nike Prefontaine Classic in Bowerman Mile (3:50.56); 3rd in 1,500m at Sheffield (3:36.24); 1st in 1,500m at London (3:35.71); 3rd in 1,000m at Stockholm (2:16.25)
2006: USA Outdoor 1,500m (3:39.29) and 5,000m (13:14.32) champion; 2nd at adidas Classic (3:32.94); 1st at Nike Prefontaine Classic Bowerman Mile (3:51.53); 1st at Rieti (3:29.68);1st at Rethymno (7:34.41); 1st at London (12:59.22); 3rd at Meeting Gaz de France Paris Saint-Denis (3:31.48); 3rd at Athletissima (3:32.19)
2005: 1st at Rieti 1,500m (3:29.30AR); Powered by Tyson Invitational mile champion (3:49.89AR) and 1,500m (3:33.34) champion; 2nd at Oslo (3:48.38); 1st at World Athletics Final 3,000m (7:38.00); 1st at Wanamaker Mile in a Millrose and MSG record (3:52.87); 1st at Berlin 5,000m (12:59.29)
2004: Olympic 1,500m silver medalist (3:34.30); World Indoor Champs 3,000m gold medalist (7:56.34); 1st at Brussels (3:36.24); 1st at Zurich ( 3:27.40)
2003: World Indoor silver medalist (3:42.62); 1st at Millrose Games’ Wanamaker Mile (4:00.36); 2nd at Zurich (3:30.55); 1st at Stockholm (3:32.99); 1st at Modesto (3:40.66)
2002: 1st at World Cup (3:31.20); 2nd at Grand Prix Final (3:30.54); 1st at Stockholm (3:31.38); 1st at African Championships (3:38.11); 2nd at Monaco (3:27.91)
2001: Silver medalist at World Outdoor Championships 1,500m (3:31.10); ran third-fastest 1,500m in history at Rieti (3:26.34); best of 3:26.34.
2000: Olympic Games bronze medalist (3:32.44); 1st at Mt. SAC (3:54.97); 2nd at Grand Prix Final (3:36.88)…best of 3:28.51…ranked #3 in world by T&FN
1999: NCAA Outdoor 5,000m champ (14:01.09); NCAA Indoor mile champ (3:55.65); NCAA Indoor 3,000m champ (7:54.92); 3rd at Zurich (3:30.56)…ranked #4 in world by T&FN…best of 3:30.56.
1998: Best of 3:34.48.
 
USA/World Rankings and Personal Bests
2013: 
Indoor bests - 3000m, 7:34.71 (No. 2 U.S, No. 4 in the World); 2 mile, 8:09.49 (No. 1 in the USA); Outdoor bests - 1500m, 3:36.36 (No. 15 in the USA); 5000m, 12:58.99 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 6 in the in the World, ranked No. 7 in the World by T&FN) 
2012: Indoor bests – 1,500m, 3:36.20 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); 3,000m, 7:41.44 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); 5,000m, 13:07.15AR (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:26.34 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world, ranked No. 3 in the USA by T&FN); mile, 3:54.17 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); 5,000m, 12:59.92 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 16 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 5 in the world by T&FN) 
2011: Indoor bests – mile, 3:59.01 (No. 10 in the USA, No. 18 in the world); 3,000m, 7:39.35 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 9 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:33.11 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 18 in the world,ranked No. 2 in the USA by T&FN); mile, 3:51.38 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); 3,000m, 7:32.13 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); 5,000m, 12:53.60 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2010: Indoor bests – 1,500m, 3:35.49 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); mile, 3:56.34 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 6 in the world); 3,000m, 7:37.97 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); 5,000m, 13:11.50 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:32.51 (No. 4 in the USA by T&FN, No. 13 in the world); mile, 3:54.36 (No. 5 in the USA, No. 21 in the world); 3,000m, 7:29.00 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); 5,000m, 12:54.12 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 7 in the world, ranked No. 6 in the world by T&FN)
2009: Indoor bests – 1,500m, 3:36.82 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 8 in the world); mile, 3:51.34 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); 3,000m (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:32.56 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 13 in the world, ranked No. 7 in the world by T&FN); mile, 3:52.71 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 10 in the world); 3,000m, 7:33.15 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); 5,000m, 13:03.06 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 20 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 2 in the world by T&FN)
2008: Indoor bests – 1,500m, 3:35.23 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); mile, 3:57.21 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); 3,000m, 7:34.65 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 4 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,000m, 2:16.18 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); 1,500m, 3:32.75 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 13 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA by T&FN); mile, 3:55.20 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 15 in the world); 3,000m, 7:43.73 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 36 in the world); 5,000m, 13:16.29 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN)
2007: Indoor bests – 1,000m, 2:18.12 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); mile, 3:54.26 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 1 in the world); 3,000m, 7:32.43 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 2 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,000m, 2:16.25 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); 1,500m, 3:33.85 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 18 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 2 in the world by T&FN); mile, 3:50.56 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); 3,000m, 7:38.77 (No. 3 in the USA, No. 25 in the world, ranked No. 1 in the USA & ranked No. 3 in the world by T&FN)
2006: Indoor bests – 1,500m, 3:39.4 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 7 in the world); mile, 3:56.85 (No. 2 in the USA, No. 5 in the world); Outdoor bests – 1,500m, 3:29.68 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world by T&FN); mile, 3:51.53 (No. 1 in the USA, No. 3 in the world); 3,000m, 7:34.41 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 12 in the world); 5,000m, 12:59.22 (No. 1 in the USA by T&FN, No. 17 in the world, ranked No. 9 in the world by T&FN)
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