Mile News Tagged Bernard Lagat


Track veteran Lagat ready to hit the road

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...

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Milers Lagat, Willis Headline Paavo Nurmi 2000 Meters

January 08, 2014

107th NYRR Millrose Games adds new event to honor multi-Olympic champion and Mile legend known as The Flying Finn

From NYRR Millrose Games

NEW YORK - Finland's Paavo Nurmi was one of the greatest distance runners in history. An Olympic gold medalist in 1920, 1924 and 1928, Nurmi became known...

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Hogan Captures 2013 Speedgolf World Title

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...

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Simpson, Willis Win NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

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...

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World Championships Medalists Lead Fields for NYRR Fifth Avenue Mile

September 12, 2013

Men’s and women’s fields will also include Olympians Bernard Lagat, Leo Manzano, Evan Jager, Shannon Rowbury and Morgan Uceny; Open prize purse $30,000 with $5000 for each race champion at 33rd edition

From NYRR

NEW YORK -- More than 15 Olympians and World Championships contestants will...

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Track & Field News Interview with Bernard Lagat

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...

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Team Schumacher Wants to Make the Millrose Games a Habit

February 21, 2013

By Ken Goe, The Oregonian

Jerry Schumacher, who coaches the elite Oregon Track Club/Portland training group, attended his first Millrose Games last weekend.

Now, he can't wait to go back.

"Great meet, great crowd," Schumacher said after watching Lopez Lomong of OTC/Portland nip favored ...

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Another Record for Cheserek

February 20, 2013

High School Athlete of the Week

By Marc Bloom, Running Times

Athlete: Edward Cheserek
Year: Senior
School: St. Benedict’s Prep
Location: Newark, NJ
800m PR: 1:49.98
Mile PR: 4:02.21
2-Mile PR: 8:39.25

Edward Cheserek, the Kenyan from New Jersey, took care of business on two fronts...

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Millrose Women’s Mile Winner: ‘A Really Fun Race’

February 18, 2013

Sheila Reid had Mary Cain join her on victory lap.

By Peter Gambaccini, Runner's World

The headliners at Saturday’s Millrose Games at the Armory were, as usual, Bernard Lagat, who set a new American indoor two-Mile record of 8:09.49, and this winter’s biggest star and fan favorite, Mary Cain...

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In Running, It Pays to Be Short (Sometimes)

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...

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