For those desperate for a race video, if you haven't found it already, here's the last 7ish minutes:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=whPHJkob-kU
Here's the last 6 minutes: http://youtu.be/XwQUuAjIIPs
Rupp, fantastic! I am so excited for you! I was stunned by the great great time! I saw it yesterday. The day you did it. It was already registered to the internet on wikipedia.com. I am so happy for you! I cryed tears of joy just thinking about it. I have been following you since before the China Olympics. I am so proud of you! I am a former distance runner myself so I understand the greatness of this acheivement!. I met Alberto Salazar while he was on a training run in Atlanta Georgia! during the time of the 1996 Olympics. I noticed him and I was extremely excited to see him and I ran up to him and shook his hand and I said you are Alberto Salazar with excitement! He extended his hand and i got to shake his hand. I remember Alberto Salazar on TV when he was winning the New York City Marathon and I was glued to the TV. He was running mile splits in the later stages of the race in high 4:30 something and low 4:40 something. It was just amazing! At that time, never seen anything like it! i will be your fan forever regardless of how well you do from yesterday on.
The world is taking notice too. I've been listening to Italian announcers over the years and I've never heard them as crazy as they were yesterday. They were calling Rupp "il Americano strepitoso." It's a huge compliment in Italian -- there's not a sensible translation for "strepitoso" in English. These are hardened announcers too, who have been calling track meets in Europe for decades
["Galen ehhh" wrote:Galen may be a talented runner but he's never going going to be able to compete for a medal because he has no kick. Olympics and World Championships are all about the last two laps and rupp just can't keep up. Solinsky's 10K record was impressive because he went 1:56 for the last 800m]- the "no kick" criticism was said of him prior to his senior year as a Duck, but then he proved all his critics wrong- as he continues to mature and increases his workload and overall mileage he'll kick better off of sub 27 AND sub 13 pace- it's easier to go 1:56 of off 27:00+ pace than off of sub 27:00- pace- fyi: Eliud Kipchoge, one of the world's best, was behind RuppGalen simply gets it done time and again. One of the most consistent performers we have. We should be applauding him rather than looking for opps to anonymously tear him down.
Congrats Galen! Another great performance and more progress for US distance running!P.S. That Anonymous Coward never sleeps!!! Haha!
That is just awesome!! Congratulations Galen, what an amazing effort. Can't wait to see the race footage.
Galen Rupp breaks Chris Solinsky's year and a half record in the 10k by running 26:48 at the Brussels Diamond Leauge Event. Rupp's splits where 13:26/13:21 as he lowered his PR by 22 seconds!
He was third to Kenenisa Bekele and Lucas Kemeli Rotich. Bekele, in hist first full race in about 2 years, ran a world leading 26:43. Bekele and Rotich pulled away from Rupp over the final 600 meters of the race.
Full Results Here
Race Highlight from Universal Here
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