A Tucson man is about to be the oldest U.S. runner ever to compete in the Olympic games. Forty-one year-old Bernard Lagat raced his way to Rio by qualifying in the five-thousand meter run at the U.S. Track and Field Trials held this weekend. Lagat, who made is Olympic debut for Kenya at the 2000 Sidney Games, lives in
Tucson and trains at the University of Arizona. By 2008, Lagat had become a U-S Citizen when he competed in the London Olympics. He’s taken home a silver and a bronze medal and will go for Gold in Rio next month for his fifth Olympic games.