Monday, February 18, 2013

Lagat breaks US indoor 2-mile record at Millrose

NEW YORK (AP) ? Bernard Lagat regained the American record in the indoor 2 miles Saturday with yet another victory at the Millrose Games.

The 38-year-old Lagat finished in 8 minutes, 9.49 seconds at the Armory to just barely accomplish his goal, lowering Galen Rupp's mark by .23. Lagat now owns the American indoor records at 1,500 meters, 1 mile, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and 2 miles.

Lagat has won a record eight titles in Millrose's signature event, the Wanamaker Mile. The last two years, though, he has used the storied indoor meet to set a different kind of standard.

He reclaimed the 5,000 record here a year ago. But on the same day, Rupp broke his mark in the 2 miles, so Lagat took on that race this year at the 106th Millrose Games.


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