Bernard Lagat, who turns 39 in December, celebrates his victory in the 5,000 meters in Des Moines, Iowa. It will be his fifth trip to the world championships.
Defying his age, 38-year-old Bernard Lagat won the 5,000-meter run for a fifth time at the U.S. outdoor track and field championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Defying his age, 38-year-old Berard Lagat won the 5,000-meter run for a fifth time at the U.S. track and field championships in Des Moines, Iowa.
Tucsonan Bernard Lagat, second from right, won the 2-mile event with an American indoor record in the Millrose Games.
NEW YORK - Tucsonan Bernard Lagat regained the American record in the indoor 2 miles Saturday with yet another victory at the Millrose Games.
Tucsonan Bernard Lagat finished third in a very fast 5,000-meters field Thursday in the Weltklasse Diamond League track and field meet in Zurich, Switzerland.
Tucsonan Bernard Lagat placed fourth in the men's 5,000 meters this afternoon at the London Olympics.
This continues a countdown to the July 27 start of the Olympics with Southern Arizona moments and figures from previous Games.
Tucsonan Bernard Lagat, finishing second to Galen Rupp in the 5,000, says making the Olympic team "was the most important thing. … I've been looking for something I don't have so far, and that is the Olympic gold medal."
UA's Brigetta Barrett and her flashy fingernails cleared 6 feet in the high jump prelims. "No reason why I can't go out there and do this," she said.
Bernard Lagat, left, and former NAU standout Lopez Lomong finished in the top three in the 5,000 meters to earn trips to the London Olympics.
EUGENE, Ore. - Wide-eyed and reaching, Tucsonan Bernard Lagat leaned into his last chance.
Rather than be part of his high school's sports programs, Stephen Sambu cleaned windows at the school. "That was the punishment," he says now. "If you don't run, you clean the windows." So he cleaned windows. He was 17.