• 41-year-old Bernard Lagat makes US Rio Olympics team in 5000m

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One of the most decorated runners of all time Bernard Lagat at age of 41 booked him a ticket to Rio Olympics after he beat talent stacked field in the men's 5000m final on Saturday at US Olympic trials.

Top finishers in the men's 5000m was decided in  the final lap in which Lagat clocked  blistering 52.82 seconds to win his 10th US title in 13:35.50.  Hassan Mead and Paul Chelimo will join Lagar in Rio as they crossed the line in second and third respectively.

Men's 5000m Final Top 10 Results

1 Bernard Lagat Nike 13:35.50
2 Hassan Mead Nike OTC / NIKE OTCE 13:35.70
3 Paul Chelimo U.S. Army 13:35.92
4 Eric JenkinsNike Oregon Project 13:35.98
5 Ben True Saucony 13:36.40
6 Ryan Hill Nike Bowerman TC 13:38.36
7 Shadrack Kipchirchir U.S. Army 13:39.79
8 William Kincaid Portland 13:39.96
9 Galen RuppNike Oregon Project 13:41.09
10 Lopez Lomong Nike Bowerman TC 13:51.19
11 Diego Estrada ASICS 13:52.08

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