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

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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:

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