Galen Rupp Sets 5,000m Indoor AR: 13:11.44, by Larry Eder

Rupp_Galen1-Stanford10.jpgGalen Rupp, 2010 Payton Jordan, photo by PhotoRun.net

Galen Rupp, racing with new training partner Mo Farah, showed great form and some guts today, as he ran from the front from just past 3,000 meters until 4,900 meters. Hitting the 1,000m in 2;36.09, 2,000m in 5:16 and 3,000m in 7:52.9, Rupp and Farah worked in unison to break their countries records.

Farah took the lead with 100 meters to go, and Rupp did not give up, chasing Farah to the finish line, giving no quarter. Mo Farah ran 13:10.60 breaking a 29 year old record of one Nick Rose, European 5,000m champion. Galen Rupp ran 13:11.44 to break AR of Bernard Lagat, who ran 13:11.60 in 2010 (Rbk Boston), where Galen Rupp had run his previous indoor PB of 13:14.

Galen Rupp is running next in Christchurch, New Zealand, on February 26, to get the A standard for 10,000 meters for the 2011 World Outdoor Championships!

 


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