Saturday, September 3, 2016

Lagat ends storied track career with second place finish in Berlin...

BERLIN, Germany—Competing in his final track race as a professional, Washington State University alum and five-time Olympian Bernard Lagat (left/photo by Paul Merca) finished second in the 3000 meter run at the ISTAF Meeting at the Berlin Olympiastadion Saturday afternoon.

The 41-year old Lagat ran 7:43.63, as Kenyan veteran Augustine Choge took the win in 7:43.00.

Lagat, whose summer training base is in Tubigen, Germany, told the crowd afterwards “I ended my career in Berlin, because there is no better way to end my career than with you in Berlin. I feel like I am home. I thank you all for the great support all these years.”

In the women’s javelin, Vancouver native Kara Winger, competing in her first meet after the Olympics, finished fifth with a best of 192-9 (58.76m), as Germany’s Christina Obergfull won in her final competition before retiring with a best of 210-11 (64.28m).

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