And, in fact, Lagat ran 3:27 after becoming an American citizen in 2004, but before declaring it, so his AR is 3:29.30.
El Keniano wrote:
I don’t think that’s how it works, Ghost. For him to become the French record holder, he has to give up running for Switzerland, where he was born and raised, to officially declare for his mother’s home country, France. He then has to run faster than the current French record again. He can’t move with his record or hold it for both countries. And should he switch to France, the record stays in Switzerland. Bernard Lagat is still the Kenyan record holder in the 1500m, but his American record for the same distance is three seconds slower.