Galen Rupp, 2011 NYC Half, photo by PhotoRun.net
Galen Rupp has decided to withdraw from the marathon trials. He noted, in an interview with Oregonlive.com, that he needed to commit fully to the 10,000 meters for London, where he sees his future. RBR agrees. He can run the marathon in 2016.
EUGENE (USA): Oregonlive.com says that US 10 000 m record holder Galen Rupp was informing that he is withdrawing from the US Olympic Marathon Trials next Saturday in Houston. Rupp, who never has run a marathon, said he entered originally because he felt confident in his training and wanted to keep his Olympic options open. But after thinking about it, he concluded that competing in a marathon now would limit his ability to run his best 10,000 at the Olympic Games in August. Rupp said he thinks his best chance at an Olympic medal is in the 10,000.