Galen Rupp is the Best Ever?
Monday, July 2nd, 2012
Why Galen is going to win a Medal in London!
by Andres Botero Galen Rupp is on the forefront of American distance running, proving that with an easy-looking win in the 10,000 meter run.
Rupp, the American record holder, won in 27:25 and led two other men, Matt Tegenkamp and Dathan Ritzenhein, under the old Trials record of 27:36 held by Meb Keflezighi.
Despite running in driving rain, Rupp looked determined to make his first Olympic team.
The most astounding thing about Rupp's run was how he simply dominated the last mile of the race. He surged three laps from the finish and led comfortably all the way home.
Rupp also went on to beat Bernard Lagat in the 5,000 meters for the first time in his career, running a blazing last lap of 52.54.
With these two accolades, Rupp has made a definitive statement to his international competitors; he isn't afraid to run from the front or from the back.
Not only that, he has the wheels to beat anybody in the final sprint of any race.
This year, Rupp has run three A-Standards in three different events: the 1500 at the Occidental High Performance Meet in May, the 5000 at the Prefontaine Classic in June and the 10,000 at the Trials.
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