Bernard Lagat to run marathon in 2019

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B. Lagat plans marathon in 2019
MANCHESTER (USA): Former world 1500m and 5000m champion Bernard Lagat has said he wants to run a marathon before he retires, informs the Hartford Courant. "I want to run a marathon to say I've run it. Not to make money, not to run a good time, just to say 'Check.' It's not going to be next year, it will be in 2019. I need to start preparing, learn how to train for it, what to do inside the race, how to mix my drinks," he said. Lagat will race in the Manchester Road Race over 4.748-miles on Thursday as a tempo-run ahead of an upcoming half marathon.
RunBlogRun opines: Bernard Lagat is one of the most decorated athletes in our sport. His wins in 2007 in Osaka over 5000 meters and 1,500 meters were masterful. I recall a series of converations over the years with Bernard, especially about his finish. Bernard believed that the longer he stayed in control, the more of a chance one had in the race.
The marathon seems like a bucket list moment for Bernard, but one never knows. How fast can the newly minted masters runner run a marathon?

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