Lagat regains US indoor 5,000 record at Millrose

RACHEL COHEN AP Sports Writer Published:

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bernard Lagat has regained his American record in the indoor 5,000 meters.

The 37-year-old Lagat found a new way to make history at the Millrose Games, where he won a record eight titles in the Wanamaker Mile. This time, he raced the 5,000 to try to break the mark Galen Rupp set last year.

Lagat did so convincingly Saturday night, winning in 13 minutes, 7.15 seconds to lower the standard by more than 4 seconds.

Millrose moved uptown to the Armory this year after nearly a century at Madison Square Garden.