Bernard Lagat

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As US Track Trials Begin, Field Is Wide Open

Few household names are present for Oregon trials

(Newser) - Before US track and field athletes can book their tickets to Beijing, they must prove themselves at the Olympic Trials in Oregon, which get under way today. With the field this year largely devoid of big names and the sport still shrouded in shame over doping scandals, the New York ... More »

Lagat Wins 1500m Gold for US

Kenyan-born runner is first American to win the event

(Newser) - Kenya native Bernard Lagat became the first US runner to win the 1,500 meters at the world track and field championships in Osaka last night, the AP reports. Lagat, who became a US citizen in 2004, broke away from the pack near the end of the race to defeat... More »

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