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Lagat first U.S. runner to complete 1,500-5,000 sweep

Updated: June 25, 2006, 11:38 PM ET
Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS -- Two years after becoming an American, Bernard Lagat made history in his first U.S. track and field championships.

The two-time Olympic medalist for Kenya is the first runner to sweep the 1,500 and 5,000 meters at the U.S. meet.

Lagat, who has lived in the United States for a decade and makes his home in Tucson, Ariz., took the lead on the first lap, then outsprinted a charging Gabe Jennings over the final 50 meters to win the 1,500 on Sunday night in 3 minutes, ...

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