Bernard Lagat’s 7:29 for 3000 meters is M35 world-age group record
USATF reports that “Bernard Lagat set the American record in the men’s 3,000m Saturday night at the Rieti 2010 meeting in Italy. In a race that saw Tariku Bekele (ETH) win in a world-leading 7:28.70, Bernard Lagat finished as the runner-up crossing the line in an American record 7:29.00. The previous record of 7:30.84 was set by Bob Kennedy in 1998. Kennedy once held every American record between 3,000 and 5,000 meters, but with the recent surge in American distance running his name has been replaced by the likes of Lagat and Dathan Ritzenhein.” Here’s another story. The listed M35 world record for 3K is 7:38.28 by Abdellah Behar of France. (But Bernard, 35, broke that in May with a 7:32.49.) Will anyone at USATF or WMA notice his latest WR?