Chris Solinsky is running the 10,000 meters on Friday night, June 3, instead of the two mile on June 4. Joining Galen Rupp and an amazing field, there is the definite chance of a new American record! Friday night is a Distance Gala night, with men’s 10,000m, women’s 5,000m, world record attempts at 25k/30k for men–a true night of distance running under the stars!
Solinsky has run sparingly this spring, however, qualifying for the 5,000 meters for Daegu, running a 1,500 meter pb and also a mile pb (mile pb indoors).
Rupp raced alot this winter, 5,000m in Dusseldorf, then a 5,000m AR in Birmingham indoors, then second in the 3,000m in Albuquerque in the USA indoor, a strong half marathon debut in March soon followed.
forward to that race, and RBR will keep you updated on the Distance
night in Eugene, starting at 6.40pm Friday night, with a world record
attempt at 25k and 30k on the track as well. Distance geek o mania!
American Recordholder Chris Solinsky has
switched from the 2-Mile to Friday’s “Distance Night in Eugene” 10,000
Meter race. It will be only the second 10k of Solinsky’s career. Last
year, in a stunning debut in the event, he became the first American and
first non-African to break the 27-minute barrier, with his 26:59.60.
He finished the year by becoming the first American to break 13:00 three
times in one year in the 5000, the event where he starred as a
collegian at Wisconsin.
Solinsky thus joins fellow American star Galen Rupp in a race which could see a new American record by either runner.
What a show…and it’s free!
“Distance Night in Eugene” starts at 6:40 p.m. with the 30k world
record attempt, followed by the women’s 5000 at 8:25 p.m. and the men’s
10k finishing up the evening under the lights at 8:50 p.m. Tickets for
Saturday’s blockbuster Prefontaine Classic will be on sale at the
Bowerman Building ticket window during Friday’s events.
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