Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Lagat becomes oldest man to break 7:40 for 3000 in Ostrava...

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic--In his final tune up race before next weekend's USA Outdoor Track & Field Championships in Sacramento, Washington State University alum Bernard Lagat (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished fourth in the 3000 meters at the Ostrava Golden Spike meet Tuesday night.

Competing in one of the meet's featured races, the 39-year old ran 7:38.30, becoming the oldest man to ever run under 7:40 for 3000 meters.

Kenya's Caleb Ndiku, the reigning world champ indoors at this distance, took the win in a world leading time of 7:31.66, with world youth champ Yomif Kejelcha of Ethiopia second in 7:36.28 and New Zealand's Nick Willis third in 7:36.91.

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