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Galen Rupp becomes first American 10k medalist since Billy Mills


It's been 48 years since an American has medaled in the 10,000 meters. Saturday night, Galen Rupp kicked into second place with 50 meters to go and earned a silver medal in the 10k final, finishing just behind Nike Oregon Project teammate Mo Farah.

Farah and Rupp were subjects of elbows and shoves from rivals throughout the race but found themself at the front of the pack comes the bell lap. At that point, Farah seized the lead and had Ethiopia's Tariku Bekele and Kenya's Bedan Karoki follow him with Rupp in fourth. Farah began pulling away with 200 meters to go while Rupp steadily made his way past the fatigued Karoki and eventually Bekele as well. Tariku Bekele held on for third place ahead of his brother Kenenisa in fourth. 

The silver medal represents a watershed moment in the career of Galen Rupp. Despite winning neither a Foot Locker high school cross country title nor a NCAA championship until his senior year at Oregon, Rupp has steadily progressed under the tuteledge of coach Alberto Salazar, his mentor since high school. 

Position Bib Athlete Country Mark .
1 1808 Mohamed Farah  GBR 27:30.42 .
2 3250 Galen Rupp  USA 27:30.90 .
3 1680 Tariku Bekele  ETH 27:31.43 .
4 1679 Kenenisa Bekele  ETH 27:32.44 .
5 2313 Bedan Karoki Muchiri  KEN 27:32.94 .
6 1599 Zersenay Tadese  ERI 27:33.51 .
7 1597 Teklemariam Medhin  ERI 27:34.76 .
8 1686 Gebregziabher Gebremariam  ETH 27:36.34 .
9 3073 Polat Kemboi Arikan  TUR 27:38.81 (PB)
10 3114 Moses Ndiema Kipsiro  UGA 27:39.22 .
11 1293 Cameron Levins  CAN 27:40.68 .
12 2311 Moses Ndiema Masai  KEN 27:41.34 .
13 3247 Dathan Ritzenhein  USA 27:45.89 .
14 2904 Robert Kajuga  RWA 27:56.67 (PB)
15 1600 Nguse Tesfaldet  ERI 27:56.78 .
16 3110 Thomas Ayeko  UGA 27:58.96 .
17 2371 Moukheld Al-Outaibi  KSA 28:07.25 .
18 1279 Mohammed Ahmed  CAN 28:13.91 .
19 3257 Matthew Tegenkamp  USA 28:18.26 .
20 1061 Ben St.Lawrence  AUS 28:32.67 .
21 2497 Diego Estrada  MEX 28:36.19 .
22 2234 Yuki Sato  JPN 28:44.06 .
23 1621 Ayad Lamdassem  ESP 28:49.85 .
24 2138 Daniele Meucci  ITA 28:57.46 .
25 1837 Christopher Thompson  GBR 29:06.14 .
26 3136 Mykola Labovskyy  UKR 29:32.12 .
. 1253 Ali Hasan Mahbood  BRN DNF .
. 1575 Bayron Piedra  ECU DNF .
. 2301 Wilson Kiprop  KEN DNF .


Kilometer splits
1000m             
1679 Kenenisa Bekele ETH   2:54.88
2000m 2301 Wilson Kiprop KEN 5:59.56
3000m 1599 Zersenay Tadese ERI 8:42.45
4000m 1599 Zersenay Tadese ERI 11:23.16
5000m 1599 Zersenay Tadese ERI 14:05.79
6000m 1599 Zersenay Tadese ERI 16:52.71
7000m 2311 Moses Ndiema Masai KEN 19:32.58
8000m 2311 Moses Ndiema Masai KEN       
22:15.49
9000m 1686 Gebregziabher Gebremariam ETH 25:01.97





Live Updates:

Mile 1: Gun goes off but the live feed is back to the long jump after only showing 200m! 1k came in in 2:54.88 after slowing a bit from the first lap. Kiprop leads with Bekele and Farrah in the mix. 

Mile 2: 5:59 through the 2k, Eritreans up front picked it up a lot, went from 75's to 61's. Kiprop still leading. Americans are also in the mix with Rupp edging up in the lead pack. Americans and Farrah running together. 

Pack came into the 5k mark in 14:05. It's looking like it will be a fast last half with the Kenyans and Eritreans leading. Mo Farrah is still in the mix and staying out of trouble. 




Men's 10k Final Ready to Roll!!



Start Lists:
Lineups
 
 
 
BIB ATHLETE PB SB  
1600 ERITESFALDET Nguse 27:28.10 27:28.10  
1061 AUSST LAWRENCE Ben 27:24.95 -  
1253 BRNMAHBOOB Ali Hasan 27:21.40 27:21.40  
2313 KENMUCHIRI Bedan Karoki 27:05.50 27:05.50  
3136 UKRLABOVSKYY Mykola 28:04.90 28:04.90  
2371 KSAAL-OUTAIBI Moukheld 27:31.61 27:31.61  
1599 ERITADESE Zersenay 26:37.25 -  
1621 ESPLAMDASSEM Ayad 27:45.58 28:04.22  
1686 ETHGEBREMARIAM Gebregziabher 26:52.33 27:03.58  
1575 ECUPIEDRA Bayron 27:32.59 -  
3114 UGAKIPSIRO Moses Ndiema 27:04.48 27:04.48  
1680 ETHBEKELE Tariku 27:03.24 27:03.24  
1808 GBRMo Farah 26:46.57 -  
1279 CANAHMED Mohammed 27:34.64 27:34.64  
3257 USAMatt Tegenkamp 27:28.22 27:33.94  
2234 JPNSATO Yuki 27:38.25 27:57.07  
1293 CANLEVINS Cameron 27:27.96 27:27.96  
3247 USADathan Ritzenhein 27:22.28 27:36.09  
2904 RWAKAJUGA Robert 28:03.24 28:03.24  
1597 ERIMEDHIN Teklemariam 27:16.69 27:16.69  
3250 USAGalen Rupp 26:48.00 27:25.33  
3110 UGAAYEKO Thomas 27:43.22 27:43.22  
2311 KENMASAI Moses Ndiema 26:49.20 27:02.25  
1679 ETHKenenisa Bekele 26:17.53 27:02.59  
2301 KENKIPROP Wilson 27:01.98 27:01.98  
2497 MEXESTRADA Diego 27:32.90 27:32.90  
1837 GBRTHOMPSON Christopher 27:27.36 -  
3073 TURARIKAN Polat Kemboi 27:56.28 27:56.28  
2138 ITAMEUCCI Daniele 27:32.86 27:32.86


last updated: July 18th at 6:05pm CT


Men's 10,000 Quick Hits
2012 London Olympic Games


10,000 Meter Schedule:
Day 2, Aug 4th - Final (3:15pm CT)

10,000 Meter Records:
World Record - 26:17.53 - Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 26 August 2005
Olympic Record - 27:01.17 - Kenenisa Bekele (ETH) 17 August 2008
American Record - 26:48.00 - Galen Rupp 16 September 2011

The Favorites: (personal best/season best)
1. Mo Farah (26:46.57) - Runner up at 2011 World Championships. Hometown hero.
2. Kenenisa Bekele (26:17.53/27:02.59) - World Record holder. Reigning Olympic Champ. Sure he's had his struggles, but you'd be a fool to think he doesn't have a shot.
3. Galen Rupp, United States(26:48.00/27:25.33) - Galen Rupp has been doing it big this year. This is a bold pick, but we like it.

The Americans:
1. Galen Rupp (26:48.00/27:25.33) - Has looked phenomenal this year, an all around winner.
2. Matt Tegenkamp (27:33.94/27:28.22) - Veteran on the world scene, an all around good guy.
3. Dathan Ritzenhein (27:22.08/27:36.09) - Claims to be in 12:56 or better shape, an all around inspirational bloak.

Past 1500 Olympic Results: (from wiki)