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Also, here is a portion of the USATF press release:
INDIANAPOLIS – 2010 World Indoor 3,000m champion Bernard Lagat set the American record over 5,000m Friday night at the 2010 ExxonMobil Bislett Games in Oslo, Norway.
A two-time Olympic and three-time World Outdoor medalist, Lagat ran a strategic race and finished third in 12:54.12 to break the previous American record of 12:56.27 set by Dathan Ritzenhein last year. Chris Solinsky, the American record holder over 10,000m, finished sixth in a personal best 12:56.66, just outside the previous record. Imane Merga (ETH) won the race in 12:53.81 and 2008 World Indoor 3,000m champion Tariku Bekele (ETH) was second in 12:53.97.