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Encyclopedia > Bernard Lagat
Medal record
Men's Athletics
Olympic Games
Silver 2004 Athens 1,500 m
Bronze 2000 Sydney 1,500 m
World Championships
Silver 2001 Edmonton 1,500 m
World Indoor Championships
Silver 2003 Birmingham 1,500 m

Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat (b. December 12, 1974, Kapsabet, Kenya) is a middle and long distance athlete. Athletics has been contested at every Summer Olympics since the birth of the modern Olympic movement at the 1896 Summer Olympics. ... The five Olympic rings were designed in 1913, adopted in 1914 and debuted at the Games at Antwerp, 1920. ... Athletics at the 2004 Summer Olympics were held at the Athens Olympic Stadium, except for the marathons (which were run from Marathonas to the Kallimarmaro Stadium), the road walk (through the streets of Athens), and the shot put, which was held at the Ancient Olympia Stadium. ... At the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, 46 events in athletics were contested, 24 for men and 22 for women. ... The World Championships in Athletics is an event organized by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ... The 8th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held at the Commonwealth Stadium, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada between August 3 and August 12 and was the first time the event had visited North America. ... The International Association of Athletics Federations World Indoor Championships were inaugurated as the World Indoor Games in 1985 in Paris, France and were subsequently renamed in 1987 as they are known today. ... The 9th IAAF World Indoor Championships in Athletics were held in the National Indoor Arena, Birmingham,UK between 14 March and 16 March 2003. ... December 12 is the 346th day (347th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 19 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... Kapsabet is a town in the Rift Valley Province, Kenya. ... Middle distance track events are track races longer than sprints up to (and arguably including) 5000 meters. ... Long-distance track event races require runners to balance their energy. ... Look up Athlete in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Education

In 2000, Lagat graduated from Washington State University --as athletic greats Henry Rono and Michael Kosgei from Kenya had done before him-- with a degree in management information systems. 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Washington State University (WSU) is a major public research university in Pullman, Washington. ... Henry Rono (born February 12, 1952) is a Kenyan athlete, considered a seminal figure of Kenyan distance running. ... Management Information Systems (MIS), are information systems, typically computer based, that are used within an organization. ...


Controversy

Lagat was among several Kenyan athletes, along with Richard Limo and Reuben Kosgei, who were heavily criticized for not representing their country in the 2002 Commonwealth Games, which were held in Manchester, England. Instead, the runners chose to chase the prize money offered in the IAAF Golden League. Richard Kipkemei Limo (born November 18, 1980) is a Kenyan athlete. ... Reuben Seroney Kosgei (born: August 2, 1979 in Marakwet, Kenya) is a middle and long distance athlete mostly famous for 3000  m steeplechase in which he became the youngest ever winner of a Olympic gold medal in the event when at the age of only 19 he ran to victory... The 2002 Commonwealth Games were held in Manchester, England from July 25 to August 4, 2002. ... This page is about the City of Manchester in England. ... Motto (French) God and my right Anthem God Save the King (Queen) England() – on the European continent() – in the United Kingdom() Capital (and largest city) London (de facto) Official languages English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II  -  Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification  -  by Athelstan 967  Area... The IAAF Golden League is an annual series of athletics meetings organised by the International Association of Athletics Federations. ...


Lagat pulled out of the 2003 World Championships in Athletics in Paris, France, after being told he had tested positive for erythropoietin, (EPO), on August 8 whilst competing in Germany.[1] He was suspended from competition, but this was later lifted when a B sample tested negative. On hearing this good news he issued a statement saying "I hope this outcome will also remove any suggestion that I have ever taken drugs." The 9th World Championships in Athletics, under the auspices of the International Association of Athletics Federations, were held from August 23 to August 31, 2003 in the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, Seine-Saint-Denis, France. ... City flag City coat of arms Motto: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Latin: Tossed by the waves, she does not sink) Paris Eiffel tower as seen from the esplanade du Trocadéro. ... Erythropoietin (IPA pronunciation: , alternative pronunciations: ) or EPO is a glycoprotein hormone that is a cytokine for erythrocyte (red blood cell) precursors in the bone marrow. ... August 8 is the 220th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (221st in leap years), with 145 days remaining. ...


From Kenyan to US citizen

In March, 2005, Lagat announced that he had become a naturalized citizen of the United States since May 7, 2004, despite competing for Kenya in the 2004 Summer Olympics. Since Kenya does not allow dual citizenship his silver medal in the 1500m is at stake, depending on how Kenya interprets its own laws (as of May, 2005, no additional news has arisen on this issue). Due to this switch of nationality, Lagat will have to serve a ban from international championship events. For this reason he missed the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki. A similar switch of nationality, in this case Kenyan to Danish, caused Wilson Kipketer to miss the 1996 Olympic Games. Naturalization is the process whereby a person becomes a national of a nation, or a citizen of a country, other than the one of his birth. ... May 7 is the 127th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (128th in leap years). ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2004 Summer Olympic Games, officially known as the Games of the XXVIII Olympiad, were held in Athens, Greece, from August 13 to August 29, 2004. ... Multiple citizenship is simultaneous citizenship in two or more countries (whether it is recognized by all countries or not). ... Helsinki Olympic Stadium at the opening day of the 2005 World Championships in Athletics. ... Founded 1550 Country Finland Province Southern Finland Region Uusimaa Sub-region Helsinki Area[1] - Of which land - Rank 185. ... Wilson Kipketer (born December 12, 1972) is a Danish former middle distance runner. ... (Redirected from 1996 Olympic Games) Categories: 1996 Summer Olympics ...


American track and field records

The US does allow dual citizenship and consequently races run by Lagat after May 7, 2005 could have been ratified as American records, since USA Track & Field (USATF) rules only state that an athlete has to be a US citizen competing in a sanctioned competition to be eligible to set a national record. However, at the 2005 USATF annual meeting, his 3:27.40 win in the 1500 meters, on August, 6, 2004, in Zurich, was not ratified as an American record. Image:Usatf. ... Location within Switzerland   Zürich[?] (German pronunciation IPA: ; usually spelled Zurich in English) is the largest city in Switzerland (population: 366,145 in 2004; population of urban area: 1,091,732) and capital of the canton of Zürich. ...


Nevertheless, Lagat owns three American records from races he had run in 2005 that were ratified by USATF. His first American records came indoors, with a 3:49.89 mile at Fayetteville, Arkansas, on February 11, 2005, during which his 1500 meters split time of 3:33.34 also established another new US record, en route to a win in the event. The performance replaced records by Steve Scott, who set the previous American indoor mile record of 3:51.8 in 1981, and the previous American 1500 meter indoor record held by Jeff Atkinson, who ran 3:38.12 in 1989. Lagat's winning time of 3:29.40 at Rieti, Italy, on August 28, 2005, in the outdoor 1500 meters was ratified as his third new American record, improving upon the old record of 3:29.77, set by Sydney Maree in 1985. Fayetteville is a college town in Washington County, Arkansas, USA and home to the University of Arkansas. ... Steve Scott (born May 5, 1956) is an American athlete who set an American Record of 3:47. ... Rieti is a town in the Latium, Italy. ... Sydney Maree (b. ...


Major achievements

Lagat's greatest achievement have come primarily in 1500 meter races, which have included:

Competition Rank Time Place Date etc
1999 Summer Universiade 1 x Spain. 1999 x
2000 Sydney Olympics 3 x Sydney. 2000 Noah Ngeny(1), Hicham El Guerrouj(2)
2001 World Championships 2 x Edmonton, Canada. 2001 Hicham El Guerrouj(1)
2002 IAAF World Cup 1 x Madrid, Spain. 2002 x
2002 African Championships 1 x Tunis, Tunisia. 2002 x
2003 World Indoor 2 x Birmingham, UK. 2003 x
2003 World Championships x x Paris 2003 was suspended from competition
2004 Athens Olympics 2 x Athens, Greece. 2004 Hicham El Guerrouj(1)
2005 World Championships x x Helsinki 2005 baned due to nationality switch

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Personal bests

Distance Mark Date Location
800 m 1:46.00 August 10, 2003 Berlin
1,000 m 2:18.70 September 14, 2000 Sydney
1,500 m 3:26.34 August 24, 2001 Bruxelles
Mile 3:47.28 June 29, 2001 Rome
2,000 m 4:55.49 July 30, 1999 Stockholm
3,000 m 7:33.51 August 18, 2000 Monaco
5,000 m 12:59.22 July 28, 2006 London

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External links

  • IAAF profile for Bernard Lagat

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