It was just a bad race. Nothing more, nothing less. I honestly would love to see Lagat win a US title when he's in his forties. Also, let's not forget. Dude DID set an american record this past winter. And won the US 5,000 title. Runner up in the 3,000 in Sopot...
Dude's still at the top of his game. Everyone has bad races. This was just one of them. Just like weather isn't climate, a single result doesn't end his career.
You'd "love" to see him win a title? You haven't seen him win enough titles? Stop being a pc dbag and admit that it's time for the old sob to go away and let someone else win. And if he's been doped all or most or some of this time, it's an f-ing travesty.
Ha! "Let someone else win". If he can still compete at a top level, why not? Make the younger guys beat him. If they can't, they don't deserve to be there. I am hoping he still has some low-13s still in his legs. Talk about shattering records.