Bernard Lagat continues to redefine what over-40 runners are capable of.
The American set another over-40 record over the weekend, this time in the 10K. His time of 27:48 at the Morrisons Great Manchester Run broke Haile Gebrselassie’s previous road mark by 12 seconds, according to the IAAF. Gebrselassie, who also raced in Manchester, announced his retirement from competitive running on Sunday.
Just six weeks ago, Lagat set the 5K road record for masters runners with a 13:40 showing at the Carlsbad 5000 on March 29. He’s also set several over-40 records on the track, including in the mile, 2-mile, and 3,000 meter.
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Lagat turned 40 in December. Originally from Kenya, Lagat went to college at Washington State and became an American citizen in 2004.He competed for Kenya in the 2000 and 2004 Olympics, winning silver and bronze in the 1,500m.