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Tucson's Lagat sets American indoor record

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NEW YORK (AP) - Tucson's Bernard Lagat regained the American record in the indoor 2 miles Saturday with another victory at the Millrose Games.

The 38-year-old Lagat finished in 8 minutes, 9.49 seconds at the Armory to just barely accomplish his goal, lowering Galen Rupp's mark by .23.

Lagat, a volunteer track coach for the University of Arizona, owns the American indoor records at 1,500 meters, 1 mile, 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and 2 miles.

Lagat has won a record eight titles in Millrose's signature event, the Wanamaker Mile. The last two years, though, he has used the storied indoor meet to set a different kind of standard.

He reclaimed the 5,000 record here a year ago. But on the same day, Rupp broke his mark in the 2 miles, so Lagat took on that race this year at the 106th Millrose Games.

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