Boaz Kiplagat Lalang

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Boaz Kiplagat Lalang
Lalang Kaki Doha 2010.jpg
Lalang taking World Indoor silver behind Abubaker Kaki
Personal information
Born February 8, 1989 (1989-02-08) (age 28)

Boaz Kiplagat Lalang (born February 8, 1989) is a Kenyan middle distance runner, who specialises in the 800 metres.


At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Lalang barely missed running in the finals of the 800 m.

At the 2010 IAAF World Indoor Championships, he won a silver medal in the 800 m.[1] He ran a mile personal best of 3:56.14 at the Drake Relays, defeating training partner and race favourite Bernard Lagat in the process and went on to lower his time to 3:52.18 in Oslo, Norway.[2]

On August 29, 2010 he ran a personal best of 1:42.95 at the Rieti meeting in second place behind the new world record set by David Rudisha.

He studies Business Administration at Rend Lake College in Illinois. He has been mentored by Kenyan-born American runner Bernard Lagat [3]

Competition record[edit]

Year Competition Venue Position Event Notes
Representing  Kenya
2008 Olympic Games Olympic Games 7th (sf) 800 m 1:45.87
2010 World Indoor Championships Doha, Qatar 2nd 800 m 1:46.39
Commonwealth Games New Delhi, India 1st 800 m 1:46.60
2011 All-Africa Games Maputo, Mozambique 2nd 800 m 1:46.40
2012 World Indoor Championships Istanbul, Turkey 12th (sf) 800 m 1:49.31

Personal Bests[edit]


  1. ^ "World Indoor Championships Results". Taiwan News Online. March 15, 2010. Retrieved March 21, 2010. 
  2. ^ Dunaway, James (2010-04-25). Cantwell opens with 21.69m effort in Des Moines - Drake Relays report. IAAF. Retrieved on 2010-04-25.
  3. ^ The Standard, October 11, 2010: Kenya's 800m game plan worked to the letter

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