Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Bernard Lagat: He Owns the Wanamaker Mile

Thirty five year old Bernard Lagat won his record making eight career Wanamaker Mile at the infamous Millrose Games at Madison Square Garden. His time was 3:56.34. Irish Runner Eamonn Coghlan, the "Chairman of the Boards", previously held the victories record with seven. The things that stand out to me regarding Lagat's victory are his age, his mastery of the Wanamaker where the competition is usually very commendable, and his sub-four minute time. It's no wonder that the 11,510 track enthusiasts on hand gave him a much deserved standing ovation.

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