Bernard Lagat, 3,000m AR, 7:29.00, August 29, 2010, Rieti, Italy, photo by PhotoRun.net
Bernard Lagat added to his American records today, running an excellent 7:29.00, to take Bob Kennedy‘s venerable 7:30.84, set July 8, 1988, in Monaco. Bernard took second to Tariku
Bekele, who ran 7:28.70 to Lagat’s fine 7:29.00 for second place. Edwin Soi, also under 7:30,
was in third. Chris Solinsky finished fifth in a pb of 7:34.52.
Bernard set the AR for 5,000 meters on June 4, in Oslo, running 12;54.12. He ran a spectacular 1,500 meters, his best in years, in 3:32.56. After his 3,000m win at the AVIVA
London GP, Lagat ran a 7:35.11 in Zurich. His AR here takes three seconds off his personal best!
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself."
Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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