Olympian and Former Coug Bernard Lagat in Studio - SWX Right Now-Sports for Spokane, CdA, Tri-Cities, WA

Olympian and Former Coug Bernard Lagat in Studio

Posted:
Olympian Bernard Lagat joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Friday, May 2. Olympian Bernard Lagat joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio on Friday, May 2.
Former Washington State University standout and Olympic track and field medalist Bernard Lagat joined SWX's Michelle Dapper in studio to talk about everything from Bloomsday to the retiring of longtime Cougar track coach Rick Sloan. 

Lagat has competed for both Kenya and the United States in the Olympics. At the 2000 Sydney games Lagat took the bronze medal in the 1500 meter and at the 2004 Athens games he came away with the silver medal in the same event. After establishing dual citizenship in the United States, Lagat finished fourth in the 5000 meter run at the 2012 London Olympic games. 
The former Cougar star was earned collegiate recognition while at WSU, achieving All-American status twice in cross country and nine times in track and field. In 1999, Lagat placed first in the mile and 3000m races at the NCAA Indoor Championships and was named the NCAA Indoor Male Athlete of the Year. Lagat also won the 5000m race at the NCAA Outdoor Championships. Lagat also racked up four Pac-10 Conference championships and was named the Men's Track and Field Co-Athlete of the Year in 1999. 

For more on Lagat's most recent results click herehttp://www.usatf.org/Athlete-Bios/Bernard-Lagat.aspx

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
  • Local Sports from SWXLocal Sports from SWXMore>>

  • EWU Volleyball Preview

    EWU Volleyball Preview

    A wealth of talent at every position combined with a trio of determined senior leaders have the Eastern Washington volleyball program ready to make its 2014 campaign a memorable one.More >>
    A wealth of talent at every position combined with a trio of determined senior leaders have the Eastern Washington volleyball program ready to make its 2014 campaign a memorable one.More >>
  • Inside Eastern Washington Football Sneak Preview

    Inside Eastern Washington Football Sneak Preview

    Before the game SWX will start the festivities with a live pregame show at 11:00 a.m. PT with special ESPN guest Colin Cowherd, all leading up to a behind-the-scenes feature on EWU football at noon. Enjoy the trailer for the Inside Eastern Washington Football special in the video player above!More >>
    Before the game SWX will start the festivities with a live pregame show at 11:00 a.m. PT with special ESPN guest Colin Cowherd, all leading up to a behind-the-scenes feature on EWU football at noon. Enjoy the trailer for the Inside Eastern Washington Football special in the video player above!More >>
  • 2014 High School Football Schedule on SWX

    HS Football Broadcasts

    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.More >>
    Check inside to see the broadcast lineup for the 2014 high school football season on SWX! This year promises to be the best year yet for SWX, with games viewable in HD in many areas around the region.
    More >>
  • Bloomsday 2014More>>

  • SLIDESHOW: Bloomsday Top Three Elite Finishers in Photos

    SLIDESHOW: Bloomsday Top Three Elite Finishers in Photos

    Check out these photo's courtesy of Bloomsday and Chronotrack of the top three men (Alan Kiprono, Kevin Kochei and Cleophas Ngetich) and women (Mary Wacera, Lineth Chepkurui and Risper Gesabwa) finishers of Bloomsday 2014!More >>
    Check out these photo's courtesy of Bloomsday and Chronotrack of the top three men (Alan Kiprono, Kevin Kochei and Cleophas Ngetich) and women (Mary Wacera, Lineth Chepkurui and Risper Gesabwa) finishers of Bloomsday 2014!More >>
  • BLOOMSDAY 2014: Rehab For Your Body

    BLOOMSDAY 2014: Rehab For Your Body

    Monday, May 5 2014 9:22 PM EDT2014-05-06 01:22:28 GMT
    SPOKANE, Wash. - During the annual Bloomsday run, there are always a couple injuries, some more serious injuries. Bloomsday 2014 was no different.More >>
    SPOKANE, Wash. - During the annual Bloomsday run, there are always a couple injuries, some more serious injuries. Bloomsday 2014 was no different. One person had a cardiac arrest on the course, another suffered a heart attack, and still another had a heart attack. Amazingly, none of the three died. There was also 13 other medical injuries that were not as serious. More >>
  • BLOOMSDAY: Kiprono Takes Home Second Elite Men's Title

    BLOOMSDAY: Kiprono Takes Home Second Elite Men's Title

    Allan Kiprono crossed the finish line on the Monroe Street Bridge with 34:11 on the clock to win his second Bloomsday on Sunday, May 4, in Spokane, Wash. Kiprono, 24, placed third in last year's Bloomsday, after he won for the first time in 2012. The 24-year old Kenyan also holds the No. 6 top-Bloomsday finish (33:59) from when he finished second in 2011. More >>
    Allan Kiprono crossed the finish line on the Monroe Street Bridge with 34:11 on the clock to win his second Bloomsday on Sunday, May 4, in Spokane, Wash. Kiprono, 24, placed third in last year's Bloomsday, after he won for the first time in 2012. The 24-year old Kenyan also holds the No. 6 top-Bloomsday finish (33:59) from when he finished second in 2011. More >>
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and SWXRN. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.