Bernard Lagat

Bernard Lagat

April 09, 2020

I Was Bored, So I Went Back and Watched the 1998 NCAA Cross Country Championships

Jonathan Gault revisits the showdown between Adam GoucherBernard Lagat, and Abdi Abdirahman and an age when ponytails were everywhere, cross country courses featured covered bridges, and James Madison was good at XC.
February 27, 2020

Bernard Lagat & Leonard Korir Speak, Video of the Alphafly Room, & More From the Olympic Trials in Atlanta

Find out the latest from the Olympic Marathon Trials in Atlanta
February 24, 2020

2020 Olympic Marathon Trials Preview: The Men's Underdogs - From Bernard Lagat to Jim Walmsley

The odds are the Olympic team will consist of 3 of the "Big 4" of Rupp, Korir, Fauble and Ward, but here are 26 underdogs with a chance if 2 of the 4 falter. From 45-year old Bernard Lagat to 24-year old Jerrell Mock, meet those with "a chance."
February 22, 2020

Which “Old Guy” -- Dathan Ritzenhein, Bernard Lagat, or Abdi Abdirahman -- Does the Best at the Olympic Marathon Trials?

Which old guy Dathan Ritzenhein (37), Abdi Abdirahman (43) or Bernard Lagat (45) has the best chance at the Olympic team?
February 21, 2020

RRW: Just Back From Training In Kenya, Bernard Lagat Eyes Record Sixth Olympic Team

Lagat says he was inspired to go train in Kenya when he spoke to Patrick Sang and Eliud Kipchoge at Kipchoge's sub-2 hour run. Lagat also wanted to get in good hill training which is what he sees as his weakness in Atlanta.
July 09, 2019

WTW: Life Isn't Fair / Brigid Kosgei Wins $58,000, Bernard Lagat 2020 Olympic Marathoner?, Bribes and Dads

In our weekly recap, we also analyze who looked older as a teen: Alan Webb, Eliud Kipchoge or Edward Zakayo?
July 06, 2019

Bernard Lagat Runs 2:12:10 Marathon At Age 44 To Break US Masters Record

Most 44-year-olds would be thrilled to run one 5:02 mile. Not American Bernard Lagat. He just ran 26.2 of them in a row at 5:02.5 pace.  Japan's million dollar marathoner Yuta Shitara got the win in an Australian all-comers record of 2:07:50 as Zane Robertson set a a new national record for New Zealand of 2:08:19.
October 31, 2018

2018 NYC Marathon U.S. Men's Preview: 43-Yr Old Bernard Lagat Debuts, & Who Will Step Up With Galen Rupp On The Shelf?

Last year a 40-year old man took top US honors in NY. Might a 43-year old running the first marathon of his life do it in 2018? That would be crazy. *MB: And the top American man in New York City will be? Read this and then give us your picks
March 23, 2018

At Age 43, Bernard Lagat Is Thrilled To Be Representing The USA Once Again At A World Championships

Plus Lagat talks about whether he can break Haile Gebrselassie's 61:09 world masters record.
March 21, 2018

2018 World Half Marathon Men's Preview: Geoffrey Kamworor Goes for Three-Peat Against the "King of Valencia," 58:44 Man Abraham Cheroben

Can Kamworor add yet another gold medal to his collection or will Cheroben, who has run incredibly fast but never done anything internationally, back up his performances by winning in Valencia? 59:52 man Leonard Korir & 43-year-old Bernard Lagat highlight Team USA.
January 04, 2018

January 14: Ten Past Champions Headline Super Deep Fields For 2018 Chevron Houston Marathon And Aramco Houston Half Marathon

In the women's half, Molly Huddle and Jordan Hasay take on US soil record holder Mary Wacera (66:29) and Edith Chelimo (65:52). Alex Korio Oloitiptit (58:51) leads a men's half field with Olympic silver medalist Feyisa Lelisa, Callum Hawkins, Stephen Sambu, Diego Estrada, Sam Chelanga, Luke Puskedra, and Bernard Lagat. In the men's marathon, defending champ Dominic Ondoro takes on Bazu Worku (2:05:25) while last year's women's half winner Veronicah Nyaruai Wanjiru makes her marathon debut against Mamitu Daska (2:21:59).
November 15, 2017

RRW: Bernard Lagat To Run Manchester Road Race On Thanksgiving Day

Lagat joins a very good field which includes Paul Chelimo, Donn Cabral and GB Olympian Chris Thompson. Molly Huddle leads the women's race against Desiree Linden, Molly Seidel and Ethiopia's Buze Diriba.
January 11, 2017

AJC Peachtree Road Race to Host 2017 USATF 10k Champs and Bernard Lagat Will Be Racing

The 42 year old Lagat will be focusing on the roads this year.