We didn't give Lagat's track race the coverage it deserved but have tried to rectify that. Article here:
An amazing track career. Bronze at 2000 Olympics and a USATF 5000m title in 2016 with an Olympic silver, 3:26.24, and 2 World Golds in between.
Lagat also became a US citizen at the perfect time to raise the bar for the rest of the Americans. He made them better and they extended his career as well.