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Bernard Lagat clocks 8:09.49

Updated: February 17, 2013, 1:35 AM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Bernard Lagat lagged behind his planned pace for the entire 2 miles of his race at the Millrose Games.

He still set the record he came to break.

The 38-year-old Lagat regained the American indoor mark Saturday with yet another victory at Millrose. He finished in 8 minutes, 9.49 seconds at the Armory to beat Galen Rupp's time by just .23, then fell to the track in exhaustion.

"I kept digging deeper toward the end," Lagat said.

He had hoped to go under 8:09, ...

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