Jun 27, 2012; Eugene, OR, USA; Bernard Lagat at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials press conference at the Hilton Eugene. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Bernard Lagat sets American record at Carlsbad 5000

Another day, another American record for the phenomenal Bernard Lagat.

At the Carlsbad 5000 on Sunday, Lagat set the American 5k road record thanks to a blistering time of 13:18, besting the old mark, set by Marc Davis in 1996, by six seconds.

While Lagat didn’t win the race — Ethiopia’s Dejen Gebremeskel won with a time of 13:11 — his new record makes him the first American runner to hold both the 5k (road) and 5,000 meters (track) records:

In the women’s race, Great Britain’s Julia Bleasdale won with a time of 15:06. The big story going into the meet, though, was the matchup between Jordan Hasay and Gabriele Grunewald (as you probably recall, the two runners were involved in a controversial finish last month). Hasay finished in seventh, two spots ahead of Grunewald, but the two appeared to be on good terms after the race:

[Source: Flotrack]

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