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