Lagat: If NYC Half Goes Well, Fall Marathon -Very Likely

March 16, 2013 at 11:00am EST | by Barbara Huebner, NYRR News Service

In Friday’s night’s episode of NYRR’s On the Run, interviewer Carrie Tollefson asked Bernard Lagat whether there might be a marathon in his future if he does well in Sunday’s NYC Half.

It turns out that Lagat made a little news.

 “Very likely, very likely,” answered the two-time Olympic medalist at 1500 meters before making his half-marathon debut. “If I do well, why not even do something like that at the end of the year?”

Catch the replay of Friday’s episode or tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. at to hear from race favorites Kim Smith and Janet Bawcom and to learn more about Bryan Steinhauer, who was brutally beaten five years ago in what turned into an international incident but has recovered to run the NYC Half.

On Sunday, NYRR’s flagship half-marathon, in its eighth running, will air live locally on WABC-TV from 7:00 to 9:00 a.m. and online at from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. It will also stream live nationally on from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. In addition to tonight’s NYRR’s On the Run broadcast, a post-race recap will air Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m.

Categories: NYC Half, Pro Athletes