Bernard Lagat Lowers His Own Masters 5K World Record In Carlsbad

Bernard Lagat Lowers His Own Masters 5K World Record In Carlsbad
Photo: PhotoRun
RESULTS

Bernard Lagat continues to obliterate the rules of aging, and today the 41-year-old lowered his own masters world record in the road 5K to 13:38 at the Carlsbad 5000m. Lagat finished fourth on Sunday behind Ugandan Joshua Cheptegei (13:24), Kenyan Wilson Too (13:29) and Ethiopian Debeli Gezmu (13:38), and took two seconds off the 13:40 record he set at this same race a year ago.

 
T-Mobile CEO Joh Legere, a very wealthy running fan, made Lagat's great day in Southern California even better by tacking on some extra prize money.

 
American Hassan Mead was a second behind Lagat in fifth in 13:39.


32-year-old Meseret Defar won her fourth career Carlsbad 5000 crown in 15:02. The two-time Olympic champion and six-time World champion set the 14:46 5K world record at this event 10 years ago.

 
Another 41-year-old, Jen Rhines, was fifth in 15:53, just off the 15:48 U.S. women's masters record.
Top
FloSports, Inc.

FloSports, an innovative sports media and events company, based in Austin, Texas, is the authentic source for content and a new world of coverage that true fans have been waiting for. Focused on three areas – live competition and coverage, original content, and owned and operated events – the company takes fragmented communities and provides them the platform to connect with the sports they love.

Learn More at FloSports.tv