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Bernard Lagat, Genzebe Dibaba break marks

Sun., Feb. 16, 2014, midnight

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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