Photo of Galen Rupp and his twins, photo courtesy of Alberto Salazar (first appeared on OregonLive.com)
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Congrats to Galen Rupp and his wife, Keara Rupp, who announced the birth of their twins, on Tuesday, July 29, 2014. This was first reported at OregonLive.com in the story: http://www.oregonlive.com/trackandfield/index.ssf/2014/07/galen_rupp_and_his_wife_become.html#incart_related_stories
Coach Alberto Salazar provided pictures of the twins, which first appeared on Saturday, August 2, 2014, of the new twins of Galen & Keara Rupp. Their names are Grayson and Emmie. The picture, first posted on OregonLive.com.
Galen Rupp is the 2012 Olympic silver medalist at the 10,000 meters. He is the American record holder at 10,000 meters, set on May 30, 2014. Indoors, Galen Rupp has ARs at the 3000 meters and 5,000 meters.
Recently, in June, Galen Rupp won the 10,000 meter US national title in Sacramento, CA on June 27, 2014. On July 5, 2014, Galen Rupp ran for 5,000 meters, finishing fourth, in an exciting 5,000 meters in the Stade de France near Paris, France.
Galen Rupp is coached by Alberto Salazar. A fine high school distance runner, Galen Rupp developed as an athlete at the University of Oregon. He has been a professional athlete, sponsored by Nike, for six years. Galen Rupp made history in 2008-2009, winning six NCAA championships in one year: The 2008 NCAA Cross Country, the 2009 Indoor titles at 3,000 meters, 5,000 meters and distance medley. Outdoors, in 2009, Galen Rupp won both the 5,000 meters and 10,000 meters. At the 2008 Olympic Trials, Galen Rupp took second at the 10,000 meters. In the 2012 Olympic Trials, Galen Rupp came of age, winning the 10,000 meters, and in a gut wrenching battle with Bernard Lagat, Galen Rupp came back from a deficit and won the 5,000 meters as well.
Galen Rupp is one of America's most popular distance runners.
Keara Rupp is a former UO distance runner. The twins Emmie and Grayson are the Rupp's first children.
RunBlogRun wanted to wish the new parents best wishes!