Lagat breaks US record at Boston Games

Bernard Lagat knocked almost seven seconds off the previous American record by winning the men's 5,000 metres race at the Boston Indoor Games yesterday.

Lagat finished in a time of 13 minutes, 11.50 seconds and held off a challenge from Ethiopia's Dejen Gebremeskel, who clocked 13:11.78.

Former record holder Galen Rupp was fourth in 13:14.21 but still bettered his old record of 13:18.12.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Tirunesh Dibaba, easily won the 5,000 metres in 14:44.53.

 

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