"I really wanted to make the team for my kids," said Lagat, who won the 5,000 title at the 2007 worlds. "It's going to be a strange feeling (not competing at worlds)."
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"It comes from here, the heart," Lagat said. "I seized the opportunity and worked on that opportunity. I run hard and train hard."
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