Monday, June 3, 2013

Jager Opens w/ US #2 All-Time Steeple at Pre

After logging personal bests at 5000m and 1500m at the start of his 2013 campaign, Evan Jager might be forgiven for narrowly missing a steeple PB at the Pre Classic on Saturday. Not simply because his lifetime best there is the American record of 8:06.81 — but because his performance in Eugene was still within the old record (Dan Lincoln 8:08.82) by two-tenths of a second.

Jager’s 8:08.60 is the second-fastest performance in US history and netted him fifth place in a loaded field. He moved into fourth at the bell and was in contention to win even at the final water jump. Crossing the finish line, Jager had beaten the Olympic bronze medalist from London by two seconds and captured his second Top-5 finish in a Diamond League event.

Lopez Lomong also clocked an incredibly fast performance, with his 3:51.45 setting a new personal best. Read the full article

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