Bernard Lagat

Track and Field

TwitterName: Bernard Lagat
Sport: Track & Field
Discipline: Middle Distance
Height: 5’8”
Weight: 134
Current Residence: Tuscon, Arizona
College: Washington State

Olympic Experience:
  • 2000 Olympic Games, 1500m bronze medalist
  • 2004 Olympic Games, 1500m silver medalist
  • 2012 Olympic Games, 5,000m fourth place
Career Highlights:
  • Four-time USA Outdoor 5,000m champion
  • Two-time USA Indoor 3,000m champion
  • Two-time USA Outdoor 1,500m champion
  • 1999 NCAA Outdoor 5,000m champion
  • Four-time PAC-10 champion

Fun Facts: Lagat won a pair of 1,500m Olympic medals for his native Kenya before changing his national affiliation to the United States. A U.S. resident since 1996, Lagat officially became eligible to compete for the United States one day after the start of the 2007 World Outdoor Championships ... In growing up on his family's farm in Kapsabet, Kenya, Lagat ran a mile and a half to school each morning, and the same distance back ... Lagat left Kenya for the United States when he received a scholarship from Washington State University in Pullman ... He earned BA’s from Washington State in Management Information Systems, and Decision Science (Econometrics) ... Married to Gladys Tom and they have one son (Miika Kimutai Lagat) and one daughter (Gianna)

Learn more: 
USA Track & Field

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