Galen Rupp en route to 2 mile AR,
photo courtesy of PACE Sports Management
Galen Rupp set a new American record for the indoor two mile of 8:07.41, breaking Bernard Lagat's AR of 8:09.49. Rupp was on world record pace through 2400 meters, before falling off. Rupp hit the 1,600 meters in 4:01.6 and finished with a 29.9 for the last 200 meters, running a fine 8:07.41.
On the two mile all time food chain, Galen Rupp is now numero seven, just ahead of Mo Farah's 8:08.51.
Galen ran 13:01.26 for the 5,000 meters last week, February 16, setting a new AR for the 5,000m. Two ARs in two weeks, which was pretty darn impressive.
Galen Rupp has one more indoor race before the nationals, on February 8, 2016, where the plan is to race a fast mile.
(Alberto Salazar told us that his goal is to get his team to the world indoors.)
We have posted a tweet with the approximate splits for each 200 meters of the two mile.