Lagat, who has won meets this winter in New York, Stuttgart & Lieven, goes against a field that includes Kenya’s Augustine Choge (7:34.37 at 3000 this winter) and Portugal’s Rui Silva, the former World Indoor champion in the 1500m field.
After the Aviva Grand Prix, Lagat will return to the US to compete in the USA Indoor Track & Field Championships at the Reggie Lewis Center in Boston next week.
Here's the USA Track & Field release announcing Lagat's participation in the meet:
BOSTON - There are athletes who are competitors, also-rans, contenders, ham-n-eggers, winners, whiners, losers and champions, but it's the history-making stars in all sports that we never forget. American middle-distance runner Bernard Lagat belongs in that exclusive community.
A two-time Olympic medalist, Lagat became the first man in history to win gold medals in the men's 1,500m and 5,000 meters at a World Outdoor Championship in 2007 in Osaka, Japan, in the first major championship in which he ran as an American. In the 1,500m final, Lagat charged to the front and crossed the finish line first in 3 minutes 34.77 seconds in winning Team USA's first Olympic or World Championships 1,500m gold medal since 1908, when Hall of Famer Mel Sheppard won the Olympic title.
Lagat will attempt to win his eighth consecutive Wanamaker Mile in New York next year.
NOTE: USA Track & Field contributed to this report.