August 01, 2017
“I had a genuine confidence that I could compete with anybody in the world. And that was a feeling that I’d never had before… I had tasted it before, but that solidified it.”
By Jonathan Gault, LetsRun.com
Matthew Centrowitz still remembers it clearly. It was June 2, 2007, and he was at the...
February 07, 2017
Bernard Lagat has the most Wanamaker Mile titles for men and Mary Decker and Regina Jacobs for women
By Stuart Lieberman, New York Road Runners
The NYRR Wanamaker Mile is the signature event of the NYRR Millrose Games, and this year’s race on Saturday, February 11 will include both Olympic...
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 23, 2016
"Look at not just Matt, but so many other Americans and how far distance running has come in the last ten years. I hope I've played a small part in that."
By Chris Lotsbom, Race Results Weekly
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FALMOUTH, Mass. (21-Aug) -- Four...
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...
December 30, 2015
Two HSers go sub-4, record annual first sub-4 for U.S. men, NCAA coaches vote YES to run the Mile again at outdoor Championships, $365,000-plus record prize money, BBTM Grand Prix Tour and more highlight year for storied distance
By Ryan Lamppa, Bring Back the Mile
To say the least, it was...
December 09, 2015
$60,000 prize purse offered plus facility bonuses; 4th edition to be streamed live online
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – JDL Fast Track continues to add some of the top athletes in the world to the list of those coming to Winston-Salem to compete in the fourth edition of Camel City Elite on Saturday,...
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...
September 08, 2015
2014 defending champion Jenny Simpson joins past winners Shannon Rowbury, Matthew Centrowitz, Nick Willis, and Bernard Lagat in event to be televised live on WABC-TV, Channel 7 and ESPN2 from 1:00 to 1:30pm on Sunday, September 13.
6,000 runners are expected to run past thousands of supporters...
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