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Track and Field

A cross-country legend

Lagat thankful for gold opportunities

If Bernard Lagat wins the 5,000 today, he will be the first American to accomplish the feat since Bob Schul in 1964. If Bernard Lagat wins the 5,000 today, he will be the first American to accomplish the feat since Bob Schul in 1964. (Jason Lee/Reuters)
By Shira Springer
Globe Staff / August 23, 2008

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When Bernard Lagat speaks, there is a pleasing, Kenyan-accented lilt to his voice. He recounts his journey from Kapsabet, Kenya, to Washington State to United States Olympian without breaking his cheery cadence. (Full article: 1253 words)

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