The Physical Performance Show: Episode #77 Bernard Lagat -5X Olympian, dual Olympic medallist & American record holder

Bernard “Kip” Lagat

5 times Olympian

Dual Olympic medallist

American record holder

Listen as Bernard Lagat takes us on a journey of his career. Starting at the humble beginnings through to the pinnacle of his career Bernard ‘Kip’ Lagat gives us an insight into what it takes to be one of the best runners to step onto the track. During the episode Bernard shares passionately about his running, his life growing up, his experiences at 5 Olympic Games, his race strategies and the highs and lows of his running career including his role in Nikes infamous Breaking2 world record attempt.

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Listen in as we delve into the following:

    • Bernard’s childhood
    • Where Bernard’s drive to run came from
    • The legacy of running in Bernard Lagat’s family
    • Bernard’s stand out performances and races
    • Bernard’s toughest competitors
    • Bernard’s mindset around racing and training
    • How Bernard dealt with disappointment throughout his career
    • What fuels Bernard to keep competing
    • Bernard’s next goals
    • Bernard’s best advice
    • Bernard’s Physical Challenge


00:00  Start

02:52  Introduction to Bernard Lagat

04:40 Bernard’s Personal Bests (PBs)

06:00  Start of interview

06:07  What scares Bernard Lagat

09:02  Bernard’s life growing up

12:22  Bernard’s inspiration to run

15:12  Bernard’s first Olympic Games: Sydney 200

18:18  Missing the Olympics Games in Atlanta 1996

19:04  Olympic Games Athens 2004 story

22:39  Bernard’s Achilles Tendon injury (click HERE>> to find out more about Achilles Tendinopathies)

25:36  Beijing Olympics 2008: dealing with disappointment

26:28  The lowest point in Bernard’s career

27:52  2009 World Championships: Bernard redeeming himself

28:05  Bernard’s longevity

29:15  Bernard’s win in the 5000m USA Trials 2016

32:30  Bernard’s performance in Rio Olympics 2016

33:11  Inside Bernard’s mindset

33:33  Top 3 tips for longevity

38:48  What fuels Bernard Lagat to keep running at 41

40:29  Being at Breaking2

41:18  What Bernard said to Eliud Kipchoge at Breaking2

41:45  Behind the scenes of Breaking2

42:32  Self doubt at Breaking2

45:48  Performance Round

55:20  Bernard’s bucket list

56:42  Bernard’s top tip for best physical performance

58:23 Bernard Legat’s dinner table

59:02  Bernard’s idol and inspiration

1:00:40 Bernard’s Physical Challenge

1:03:18 Close

1:04:27 Conclusion

1:06:35 End

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