Is there a cooler guy in athletics than Bernard Lagat? The US athlete regained the title he last won six years ago with a totally dominant display and after opening up a 10m lead on this well beaten rivals had the time midway down the home stretch to raise an arm in acknowledgment to the crowd. Beautiful.
It may have been one of the most competitive races in the programme, but as soon as Lagat took the lead from long-time leader and defending champion Tariku Bekele with a little over 200m remaining it was a demonstration.
The last lap was a mere formality as the silky-smooth Lagat, 35, became the oldest man in history to win gold at a World Indoor Championships – he is some 22 days older than the previous eldest – Gerard Lelievre of France, the 1985 5000m walk champion…..Read More