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Meet the 2022 SWM Athletes: Festus Lagat

Festus Lagat | Men’s Elite Mile

Social Media: Instagram | Twitter

Sponsor: Under Armour
College: Gillette, Iowa State
Mile PR: 3:58.40

5 Things About Me: Festus Lagat

  1. I like running and spending time with my family.
  2. I came to the US on scholarship to study and run.
  3. I started at Gillette College before transferring to Iowa State.
  4. I have run the 800 meters in 1:44.
  5. I’m the oldest of three boys and am from Eldoret, Kenya.

5 Fast Questions

  1. What’s something people should add to their streaming or podcast queue? n/a
  2. What’s your favorite sport or sporting event outside of running? n/a
  3. What’s your go-to pre-run meal or snack? My pre-run meal, I just take coffee.
  4. Do you have any connections to Raleigh or North Carolina? Yes, I have connections to North Carolina, I won my 2 NJCAA National Indoor Championships in 2016 (at JDL Fast Track).
  5. One positive change I’ve seen in the sport in the past year is… that it needs patience and consistency everyone who works hard will eventually get rewarded by God.

Learn more about Festus at: VIS Experience | Run with the Pros

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