Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Bernard Lagat to run 5,000 At the Millrose Games

(AP)Bernard Lagat will return to the Millrose Games but won't be trying to add to his record total of Wanamaker Mile titles.

The American star said Tuesday he would race the 5,000 meters in New York in February and try to regain the U.S. indoor record that Galen Rupp broke earlier this year.

Lagat won his record eighth Wanamaker title at the 2010 Millrose Games and finished second in 2011.

The Millrose Games are moving uptown to the Armory after nearly a century at Madison Square Garden and will be held Feb. 11. Lagat is scheduled to run the mile at the new U.S. Open at the Garden on Jan. 28.