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Former Coug wins big at Track and Field Championships

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OSAKA, Japan - Historical performances helped bring a golden ending to the World Championships for the United States.

Former WSU Cougar, Kenyan-born Bernard Lagat became the first to ever win the 1500 and 5000 meters at one world championship when he captured the longer race on Sunday. Lagat only became eligible to compete for the U.S. just days before the competition.

Allyson Felix became the first American woman ever and first women since 1983 to grab three gold medals at one world championship when she helped the 1600 meter relay team to a win. Jeremy Wariner anchored the gold medal run by the U.S. men's 1600 meter relay team.

The United States claimed 14 gold and 26 medals overall in the championships.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)

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