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Lagat an Olympian – This Time for America

July 2, 2008

EUGENE, OR – Bernard Lagat said he took every word seriously when he recited the oath that made him a U.S. citizen. Maybe that’s why the smile was so wide when he finally became an U.S. Olympian, as well.

Lagat won the grueling 5,000-meter race Monday night at U.S. Olympic trials, taking the next step on a journey that began in the sands of his native Kenya and reached its high point on a college track in Eugene, Ore.

Make that one high point. The Beijing Olympics are coming next.

”This is a dream come true,” Lagat said. ”This is very special running tonight. Now, I’m part of the USA going to Beijing. I’m very excited.” (more…)

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