Olympic Spotlight: Galen Rupp


Five-time USA Outdoor 10k Champion
American record-holder in the 10k
9th place finish in 5k at 2011 World Championships
7th place finish in 10k at 2011 World Championships
8th place finish in 10k at 2009 World Championships
13th place finish in 10k at 2008 Olympic Games


Rupp is heading into the 2012 Olympic Games after winning both the 10k and 5k at the US Olympic Trials and setting a new Trials record in a time of 27:25 in Eugene.  Check out these past Flotrack videos that highlight the stellar performances of Rupp's running career as he heads into his second Olympic 10k this Saturday.

Interview After His 10k Win at 2009 NCAA Championships

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In an epic 10k final at the 2009 NCAA Outdoor Championships, Rupp took on Sam Chelanga and Shawn Forrest to come through with the win in a time of 28:21.  As an Oregon Duck, Rupp solidified himself as a collegiate legend with his 5th NCAA Championship title. 

Breaking the 10k American Record in Brussels

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Last year in September 2011, history was made as Rupp smashed the 10k American record in Brussels with a blazing time of 26:48, putting himself in contention with 10k legends Bekele and Rotich.

Press Conference After 10k Win at 2012 US Olympic Trials

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In June 2012 at the US Olympic Trials in Eugene, Rupp made a statement at his home track of Hayward Field where he smashed the 10k Trials record for the win in a time of 27:25.33.  



Don't miss Galen as he makes his second Olympic appearance in the 10k this Saturday August 4th at 3:15pm CT!