Lagat breaks indoor record

Bernard Lagat, the former world 5,000 metres champion, broke the American indoor record over the distance at the Reebok Boston Games on Saturday.

Bernard Lagat, the former world 5,000 metres champion, broke the American indoor record over the distance at the Reebok Boston Games on Saturday.

The Kenyan-born star fulfilled his pre-race promise of achieving the feat when winning in a time of 13 minutes 11.50 seconds.

Lagat’s 1,500m speed – last weekend he won the Millrose Games Wanamaker mile for a record eighth time – took him marginally clear of the Ethiopian pair of Dejen Gebremeskel and Bekana Daba.

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