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Promising Talent: Lawi LALANG

Lawi LALANG

Lawi Lalang leading during the 2011 NCAA XC Championship in Terre Haute, Indiana, November 21, 2011.

HONOURS:

– 2011 NCAA Runner-Up over 5 000m
– 2011 NCAA XC Champion

BIO: 

Lawi Lalang was born on June 15th 1991 in Eldoret. Brother of Boaz Lalang, 2010 World Indoor Silver medalist, Commonwealth Games Champion and 2011 All Africa Games runner-up, he arrived at Arizona University for the 2011 NCAA indoor season.

He debuts on January 28th over the 3 000m indoors at the Arkansas-Randall Tyson Track, finishing second with a time of 7:55.05. Two weeks later Lalang ran his first mile ever under 4 minutes. After finishing 13th at the NCAA Indoor championship in the 3000m, he managed to win his first Pac-10 Championship title in the 5 000m before taking second place at the NCAA Championship over the 5 000m.

Following Martin Keino’s steps, Lawi Lalang won the NCAA Cross country Championship in Terre Haute on November 21th concluding a perfect and undefeated cross country season.

Coached by Jame Li, he trains with the Arizona distance team, – including countrymen Nathan Kandie and Stephen Sambu (27:28 over 10 000m) – running about 80 miles a week.

Before even thinking to run longer distance or on the road, he wants to do more speed and concentrate in the 1 500m, mile and 5 000m. Therefore he will be running the 5 000m at the Millrose Games on February 11th.

His goals for this year are running the 5 000m as close as possible to 13:00, winning NCAA titles, beating collegiate records and maybe starting to think to the Olympic Games if all goes well.

PERSONAL BESTS:

Distance

Time

Year

800m

1:48.88

2011

1 500m

3:36.77

2012

3 000m

8:00.07

2011

5 000m

13:30.64

2011

Mile (i)

3:55.09

2012

3 000m (i)

7:44.48

2011

5 000m (i)

13:08.28

2012

ALL TIME TOP 5 + AVG:

Distance

1 500m

5 000m

Mile (i)

3 000m (i)

1

3:36.77

13:18.88

3:55.09

7:44.48

2

3:41.65

13:30.64

3:59.13

7:54.32

3

3:42.15

13:31.69

7:55.05

4

3:44.20

13:34.62

 8:08.97

5

    3:44.25    13:47.29

AVG

 PROGRESSION:

Date

800m

Date

1 500m

Date

3 000m

02/04/2011

1:48.88

07/04/2011

3:44.25

02/04/2011

8:23.02

30/04/2011

3:44.20

30/04/2011

8:00.07

06/05/2011

3:42.15

Date

5 000m

Date

Mile (i)

Date

3000m (i)

14/04/2011

13:34.62

11/02/2011

3:59.13

28/01/2011

7:55.05

26/05/2011

13:30.64

27/01/2012

3:55.09

25/02/2011

7:54.32

20/04/2012 13:18.88 25/02/2012  7:44.48

ANNUAL BESTS:

Year

 800m

1 5000m

3 000m

5 000m

2011

1:48.88

3:42.15

8:00.07

13:30.64

2012

   3:36.77   13:18.88

Mile (i)

3 000m (i)

5 000m (i)

3:59.13

7:54.32

3:55.09

7:44.48

 13:08.28

Arizona's Lawi Lalang reacts after winning the men's NCAA Division I Cross-Country Championships Monday, Nov. 21, 2011, in Terre Haute.

PERFORMANCES:

DATE

CITY

EVENT

TIME

FINISH

MARGIN

28/01/2011

Fayetteville (USA)

3 000M (i)

7:55.05

2nd

-2,78sec

11/02/2011

Seattle (USA)

Mile (i)

3:59.13

1st

+1,72sec

25/02/2011

Seattle (USA)

3 000M (i)

7:54.32

1st

+2,72sec

11/03/2011

College Station (USA)

NCAA 3 000M (i)

8:08.97

13th

-5,26sec

02/04/2011

Tucson (USA)

800M

1:48.88

1st

+0,28sec

02/04/2011

Tucson (USA)

3 000M

8:23.02

1st

+13,47sec

07/04/2011

Tempe (USA)

1 500M

3:44.25

6th

-1,74sec

14/04/2011

Walnut (USA)

5 000M

13:34.62

1st

+7,43sec

30/04/2011

Tempe (USA)

1 500M

3:44.20

1st

+2,65sec

30/04/2011

Tempe (USA)

3 000M

8:00.07

1st

+20,79sec

06/05/2011

Tucson (USA)

1 500M

3:45.60

1st

+0,53sec

06/05/2011

Tucson (USA)

1 500M

3:42.15

2nd

-0,42sec

06/05/2011

Tucson (USA)

5 000M

13:47.29

1st

+0,10sec

26/05/2011

Eugene (USA)

5 000M

13:30.64

1st

+3,59sec

08/06/2011

Des Moines (USA)

NCAA 5 000M

13:31.69

2nd

-2,39sec

16/09/2011

Tucson (USA)

XC – 4.25Mi

20:06

1st

+54sec

24/09/2011

Minneapolis (USA)

XC – 8Km

23:16

1st

+29sec

14/10/2011

Madison (USA)

XC – 8Km

23:11

1st

+15sec

29/10/2011

Tempe (USA)

XC – 8Km

22:37

1st

+8sec

12/11/2011

Stanford (USA)

XC – 10Km

28:34

1st

+16sec

21/11/2011

Terre Haute (USA)

XC – 10Km

28:44

1st

+14sec

27/01/2012

Fayetteville (USA)

Mile (i)

3:55.09

1st

+5,45sec

11/02/2012

New York (USA)

5 000M (i)

13:08.28

2nd

-1,13sec

25/02/2012

Seattle (USA)

3 000M (i)

7:44.48

1st

+7,07sec

31/03/2012

Tucson (USA)

800M 

1:49.54

1st

+2,32sec

06/04/2012

Stanford (USA)

1 500M 

3:41.65

4th

-0,48sec

19/04/2012

Walnut (USA)

5 000M 

13:18.88

2nd

-0,51sec

29/04/2012

Stanford (USA)

1 500M 

3:36.77

4th

-1,58sec

AJ= African Junior Championship; H= Heat; JXC= Junior Cross Country;
KJC=Kenya Junior Championship; NC= National Championship;
PC = Police Championship;RD= Road; SF= Semi Final;
WC= World Championship; WJC= World Junior Championship;
XC= Cross Country; EK=Ekiden; HM= Half-marathon
WYC= World Youth Championship; F= Final
AAG= All-Africa Games; (i)= Indoor

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