Bernard Lagat Facts
Kenyan-American middle and long distance athlete
- Bernard Kipchirchir Lagat is a Kenyan-American middle and long distance champion athlete.
- He was born on December 12, 1974 in Kapsabet, Kenya.
- Prior to his change of domicile to the USA, Lagat had an extensive competitive career representing his native country.
- He is the American record holder in the 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m indoors, as well as the 1500m, 3000m, and 5000m outdoors, and is the Kenyan record holder at 1500m outdoors.
- Lagat is a twelve time medalist in World Championships and Olympics including five gold medals.