Bernard Lagat knows how to kick. He has done it for nearly two decades. His double gold medals in the 2007 Osaka World Championships, showed that, in the 1,500 meters and 5,000 meters, Bernard Lagat knows how to put himself in the right position to kick for home.
In 2011, Bernard Lagat took a silver medalist in the WC 5000m, and in 2012, Lagat won the 3,000m at the World Indoors for the third straight time! On February 16, 2013, Bernard Lagat ran a 4:07 mile, then ran a 4:02 mile to get the AR at two miles, running 8:09.50! At the age of 38, Bernard Lagat still has his speed!
On Sunday, March 17, 2013, Bernard Lagat will be debuting at the half marathon distance in the New York City half marathon. How will people run against Bernard?
Well, good luck, as Bernard Lagat, the kickologist, will be tough to contend with tomorrow. As a world class distance runner, who has medaled from 1,500 meters to 5,000 meters, just how fast will Lagat run over the half marathon distance? We shall have to wait to see!
In the meantime, just keep playing Bernard Lagat: Kickologist to see how Lagat finishes races, and you know one thing: if Bernard is close to the leaders, his kick will be dangerous!
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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