Galen Rupp sets 10K American Record

2014 Prefontaine Classic: Galen Rupp Wins the 10,0

Olympic Silver Medalist and Nike Oregon Project runner Galen Rupp set the American Record in the men's 10,000-meter run as he won at the 2014 Prefontaine Classic with a time of 26:44.36. Rupp's performance is the second fastest on US soil and the 15th on the All-Time World List. This is the fastest time in the world since September 2011.

Rupp waited until 800-meters to unleash and ran 1:57.99. He was clocked at 58.58 on the final lap.

Here are his splits:
63.9 through 400
2:08 through 800
2:40 through 1,000
4:18 through Mile
8:03 through 3,000-meters
10:45 through 4,000-meters
13:26 through 5,000-meters
16:07 through 6,000-meters
19:22 through 7,200-meters
21:32 through 8,000-meters
25:15 through 9,000-meters
26:44.36 through the finish line

Rupp's next race will be a 5,000-meter run in Oslo. 

Nike Oregon Project head coach Alberto Salazar also revealed Rupp will soon be a father to twins.

Full Results:

RANK ATHLETE NATION RESULT
1
RUPP Galen
USA
26:44.36
AR,WL
2
TANUI Paul Kipngetich
KEN
26:49.41
PB
3
KAROKI Bedan
KEN
26:52.36
PB
4
SAMBU Stephen
KEN
26:54.61
PB
5
BETT Emmanuel Kipkemei
KEN
27:21.61

6
KIPKEMOI Kenneth Kiprop
KEN
27:30.94

7
EL ABBASSI El Hassan
BRN
27:32.96
PB
8
MEDHIN Teklemariam
ERI
27:38.83

9
NEBEBEW Birhan
ETH
27:42.89

10
TOROITICH Timothy
UGA
27:43.27

11
KIFLE Goitom
ERI
27:43.30

12
TAHRI Bouabdellah
FRA
27:57.52

13
CHELANGA Samuel
KEN
27:59.74

14
KORIR Leonard
KEN
28:01.85

15
TOO Wilson Kiprono
KEN
28:03.21
PB

BRAUN Aaron
USA
DNF


DEMELASH Yigrem
ETH
DNF


KIGEN Mike Kipruto
KEN
DNF


ST. LAWRENCE Ben
AUS
DNF


WOLDE Dawit
ETH
DNF


GALA Mumin
DJI
DNS

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