Sunday, September 18, 2011

Galen Rupp- 26:48!


25-year-old Galen Rupp shattered the American record for 10,000 meters by running 26:48.00 on Friday night in Brussels, eclipsing the 26:59.60 that Chris Solinsky set last year on May 1st. In getting the AR, Rupp finished third in the race, which was won by Kenenisa Bekele in a 2011 world-leading time of 26:43.16.

Training partner and 5K world champ Mo Farah has been saying all along Rupp is in this kind of shape (Farah ran 26:46 in June at the Prefontaine classic). Video highlight here, although I can't watch it in Korea- bummer!

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