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Bernard Lagat To Run Manchester Road Race For First Time

Bernard Lagat To Run Manchester Road Race For First Time

Bernard Lagat doesn’t much care for running hills. Either up or down.

“Mmm, not much,” said the five-time Olympian. “I like flat.”

Not much of that on the Manchester Road Race’s 4.748-mile course, he was told Monday at the race’s press luncheon at the Manchester Country Club.

There’s the long sloping Highland Street hill, with a prize for the first male and female to reach the top near the two-mile mark at Highland Park Market. The road continues to go up a little after that. Then there’s the left turn onto the screaming Porter Street downhill, which flattens out for a bit until runners turn onto Main Street toward the finish, where it goes down before it goes up...

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