Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat (born December 12, 1974) is an American middle and long distance champion athlete.
Lagat was born in Kapsabet, Kenya. Prior to his change of domicile to the USA, Lagat had an extensive competitive career representing his native country.
He is the American record holder in the 1500m, mile, 3000m, and 5000m indoors, as well as the 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m outdoors, and is the Kenyan record holder at 1500m outdoors.
Lagat is a twelve time medalist in World Championships and Olympics including five gold medals.
He is an American record holder in every American distance event? He should not be allowed to hold any record.