Monday February 18, 2013
Lomong breaks Lagatís Millrose record
NEW YORK: Sudanese-born Lopez Lomong edged defending champion Matthew Centrowitz in a meet-record time, edging his 2012 US Olympic team-mate to win the feature mile showdown at Saturday’s 106th Millrose Games.
Lomong, the 2008 US Olympic flag bearer who escaped Sudan soldiers to become a two-time Olympian, won in 3:51.21 seconds to edge Centrowitz by 0.13 of a second with Irish Olympian Ciaran O’Lionaird third in 3:52.10.
The old meet record was 3:52.87 set by Bernard Lagat in 2005 when the meet was still staged at Madison Square Garden. The indoor event is now conducted at the city Armory.