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Lagat aims at record

Lagat Indoors

Lagat Indoors

The USA’s most decorated middle-distance runner of the last decade, Bernard Lagat, will bid to fill out his hand with an unprecedented fifth national indoor record, this time at the two-mile distance, at the NYRR Deuce Record Challenge at the Armory on Saturday, February 12, at 8:06 p.m. The NYRR Deuce Record Challenge race will be the featured attraction of the NYRR Saturday Night at the Armory III collegiate meet at the New Balance Track & Field Center at the Armory on its state-of-the-art 200-meter track. Colleges expected to participate include Brown, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, and Rutgers. The meet will begin at 6:30 p.m. and admission is $10.

The two-mile mark of 8:15.02 was set by Doug Padilla nearly 21 years ago on February 16, 1990, in Los Angeles.

Lagat is a multiple Olympic and World Championships medalist at 1500 meters and 5000 meters. He won double gold at the 2007 IAAF World Championships at 1500 meters and 5000 meters in Osaka, Japan, and he took home silver at 5000 meters and bronze at 1500 meters at the 2009 IAAF World Championships in Berlin. Lagat captured Olympic silver at 1500 meters in Athens in 2004 and bronze at 1500 meters in Sydney in 2000. He is also the winner of a record eight Wanamaker Miles at the Millrose Games in New York City.