October 31, 2016
My kids were crying and I was crying too. I saw them and I said, ‘I’m going to make it in that 5000m just for these guys.’
By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News
With 5 Olympics and 2 medals plus 5 World Championship titles outdoors and indoors won, Bernard Lagat, who will turn 42 in December,...
September 07, 2016
“If I had one opportunity to go back, I would have run with Hicham El Guerrouj in the Mile when he was breaking the world record [3:43.13] or when he was running 3:45, 3:44s. I would have loved to have been there."
Running legend Bernard Lagat wrapped up his track career in style...
August 19, 2016
“The last Mile I just felt strong, and I was counting the numbers. Coach [James] Li told me, ‘Don’t finish sixth. Finish fifth.’”
By Sarah Lorge Butler, Runner's World
Bernard Lagat, 41, ran the first round of the men’s 5,000 meters on Wednesday morning. With his fifth-place finish in his...
November 20, 2015
Two-time Olympic medalist and evergreen Masters Mile world record holder, 40, eyes 5th Olympic team berth for Rio 2016
By Kelyn Soong, The Washington Post
When James Li began recruiting Bernard Lagat in the spring of 1996 to come run for him at Washington State, he figured the young, talented...
July 25, 2015
Multiple record holder and 13-time medalist Bernard Lagat on how to run the Mile, enjoying a glass of post-race wine and why the 100m doesn’t do it for him
From The Guardian
So Bernard, what have you been up to lately? I’ve been training hard since I came back from the U.S. trials. I’ve had...
February 14, 2015
Lagat shatters Masters (40 & older) Mile world record; near record 10 men go sub-4 indoors at 108th NYRR Millrose Games
By Jim Gerweck, Mile wire
NEW YORK – The Mile is generally considered to be the perfect race in the track & field canon because of its near-perfect symmetry. Four laps of...
February 02, 2015
108th NYRR Millrose Games, set for Saturday, Feb.14, draws stellar international fields with past champions for storied race
NEW YORK — Eight-time champion Bernard Lagat of Tucson, AZ, and New York native and defending champion, Mary Cain, 18, of Portland, OR, will star in the NYRR Wanamaker...
January 20, 2015
Multi-Olympic and World Championship medalist will "attack" 40-and-older Mile record at NYRR Millrose Games' famed Wanamaker Mile on Feb 14
By Cathal Dennehy, RunBlogRun.com
RunBlogRun #1: How did you find the race today?
Bernard Lagat: Conditions were tough, and I'm not too happy with the...
December 11, 2014
40 & older marks are second priority for two-time Olympic medalist and multiple U.S. record holder.
By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World
In 2014, Bernard Lagat earned the silver medal at 3000 meters at the World Indoor Championships, kicked to another outdoor USA 5000 meter title, and had a...
March 28, 2014
Two-time Olympic medalist ready to run in ‘World’s Fastest 5K’
By Kristian Ibarra, San Diego Union-Tribune
He ran in the Olympics, earning silver and bronze 1500m medals. He won gold at the World Championships.
Now, for the first time in his storied track & field career, Bernard Lagat...
October 27, 2013
Olympic medalists and world class Milers Nick Willis and Bernard Lagat, 13th and 24th, respectively
By Erik Peterson for the Bandon Dunes Golf Resort
BANDON, Ore. – Under rainless skies and calm winds, Rob Hogan of Ireland bested a field of 25 professional speed golfers to capture the title...
September 22, 2013
At 33rd edition, 16 men go sub-4 minutes and 12 women sub-4:30; more than 5,100 finishers race down famed thoroughfare
By Barbara Huebner, Marathon News Service
NEW YORK – For Nick Willis, it was a season marred by injury; for Jenny Simpson, it was another year on the medal stand and a...
April 28, 2013
By Sieg Lindstrom, Track & Field News
He is 38 now, but if Bernard Lagat has lost some speed on his fastball, the falloff is hard to detect. He set an American Record in the 2-Mile this winter (8:09.49), won the World Indoor 3000m title last year and missed a 5000 medal in London by a fraction...
February 18, 2013
By Nicholas Thompson, The New Yorker
Most athletes peak at about the age of twenty-six or twenty-seven. For tennis players, it’s a bit younger; for golfers, a bit older. Most everyone starts to fade by about thirty. There are, however, a few freaks. One of them pitches relief for the Yankees....
February 15, 2013
By Sara Germano, The Wall Street Journal
It goes without saying that to be a track champion, you have to be swift. But running pros will tell you that, especially for indoor races, it also helps to be short.
Dozens of Olympians and world champions will toe the line Saturday at the 168th...
September 20, 2012
By Joe Battaglia, NYRR News
For a man who has competed fearlessly throughout his career, Bernard Lagat finds himself staring down two frightful prospects.
As the 37-year-old peers down the road in defense of his title at Saturday’s Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan, he will not only see...
September 20, 2012
By Barbara Huebner, NYRR News
Some of the greatest Milers in the world have won the Fifth Avenue Mile Presented by Nissan, which will be run for the 32nd time on Saturday. Sydney Maree, Steve Scott, Mary Slaney, John Walker, Peter Elliott, and Bernard Lagat are among those who have broken the...
September 19, 2012
By Scott Cacciola, The Wall Street Journal
After Bernard Lagat competes Saturday in the Fifth Avenue Mile, he plans to do something that would feel completely foreign to many elite runners: He will toss his sneakers in a closet and pig out for the next five weeks. No running. No sit-ups. No...
September 13, 2012
2012 U.S. Olympic silver medalist Leo Manzano and Olympic fourth-place finisher Matthew Centrowitz also highlight men’s field; women’s field features two-time race champion and U.S. Olympian Shannon Rowbury and World Championships 1500m silver medalist Hannah England of Great Britain; $30,000...
June 02, 2012
Lagat, who took a bronze medal at the 2000 Olympics and silver at the 2004 Games running the 1,500 meters, faltered at the 2008 Games. Now he's among the favorites in the 5,000 meters at London.
By David Wharton, Los Angeles Times
Time means everything to a runner.
Every step equals another...
May 16, 2012
Kenyan rivals Asbel Kiprop and Silas Kiplagat will be back at Hayward Field on June 2
By Curtis Anderson, The Register-Guard
EUGENE, Ore. - The Bowerman Mile has been called the greatest race in America.
With more sub-4-minute performances than at any other U.S. invitational track and field...
May 07, 2012
From adidas Grand Prix
NEW YORK - (May 7, 2012) - Nine athletes who have won a total of 26 World Championships medals have been added to the field for the adidas Grand Prix on Saturday, June 9, organizers have announced.
Among them are Jenny Simpson, the reigning women’s 1500-meter World...
May 22, 2012
As part of USA TODAY Sports' "100 Olympic hopefuls in 100 Days" series, prospective U.S. Olympians give their thoughts on the Games in their own words.
By Michael Florek, USA Today
Leo Manzano's first trip to the Olympics ended when he didn't make the final of the men's 1,500 meters.