Galen Rupp won the 10,000 meters in Eugene, Oregon, on Friday, June 22, 2012, running a meet record of 27:25.33, in epic rain. Rupp’s last 800 meters was just north of 1:53, pretty darn impressive.
On Thursday, June 28, 2012, Galen Rupp ran 13:22.54, winning the 5,000 meters, in the last final meters, from Bernard Lagat. Running 52.54 for the last 400 meters, Rupp made his final move with 50 meters to go.
And the late Steve Prefontaine’s meet record, dating to 1972, was owned by a young man who has trained in Pre’s footsteps since he was a sophomore in high school.
In the media center, after the 5,000 meters, Galen Rupp and Bernard Lagat traded compliments, enjoying the role reversal after fourteen races, Galen Rupp had turned the tables on Bernard Lagat.
The Shoe Addicts, the digital partner of Runblogrun, created this video to celebrate Nike elite athlete Galen Rupp, who showed that he is getting closer and closer to the global medal table…..