Bernard Lagat, Genzebe Dibaba break marks

Former Washington State University star Bernard Lagat set an unofficial American indoor record on Saturday, winning the inaugural Paavo Nurmi 2,000 meters in 4 minutes, 54.74 seconds at the Wanamaker Mile in New York. The 39-yeat-old credited pacesetter Pat McGregor with setting a controlled early tempo. Also, Genzebe Dibaba produced her third record run of the month, with the Ethiopian racing the fastest two miles at the Birmingham Grand Prix. Dibaba finished in 9:00.48 seconds indoors in central England, to break compatriot Meseret Defar’s world-best mark from 2009 by almost six seconds. There are no official records for two miles. – AP

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