Bernard Lagat

QT: 2:12:10

Residence: Tucson, AZ

Hometown: Kapsabet, Kenya

College: Washington State University

Age on Race Day: 45

Affiliation: Nike

Qualifying Race: Gold Coast Marathon 2019

Marathon Best: 2:12:10 

Social Handles: Instagram/Twitter - @lagat1500 

Favorite inspirational quote: "Running is real and relatively simple … but it ain’t easy.” - Mark Will-Weber

Favorite post-race indulgence: Steak 

Favorite book: Between the World and Me - Ta-Nehisi Coates

Favorite TV show: The Big Bang Theory 

Of Note:

  • Two-time Olympic medalist at 1500m (bronze, 2000; silver, 2004)
  • First athlete to win double gold at 1500m and 5000m in the same IAAF World Championships (2007)
  • 5-time Olympian
  • Married to Gladys Tom, who also graduated from WSU; they have two children: son Miika (13) and daughter Gianna (11)
  • Was the first of 10 siblings to go to college and graduate, and by doing so inspired three younger siblings to do the same

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