He also beat everyone else except Ndiku.
In case you didn't notice.
Mmmm... A few things may have escaped you.
1 - there has never been a race between only an Lagat, with no other competitors on the track (and there never will)
2 - Rupp and Lagat tend to finish at the front of every race they enter, thus always beating a bunch of other runners.
3 - Rupp and Lagat both represent the US and thus makes this rivalry more relevant(they often run against each other as a result of that)
4 - Rupp has broken many indoor US records. A few of them this winter ( so he is in very good shape)
5 - Lagat will be 40 y.o. this year
6 - only one 40 y.o. man has ever broken the 4 minute mile barrier in the history of humanity.
Therefore, the fact that Lagat is still beating Rupp is quite relevant and pretty incredible.
You will surely agree with me that the title "Did Lagat beat Vernon again?" would not be as relevant or interesting...[/quote]
All I said was Lagat beat everyone except Ndiku. That's all I said.