We checked in with Galen Rupp and Jordan Hasay, who were signing autographs to their many fans at the Nike Border Clash 15. This is, truly, my favorite event of the year. I have hit 14/15 and the night setting on a cool, clear Oregon evening was a fine setting!
Galen Rupp is comfortable in his own skin, and that shows. That he was the fourth best in the 10,000m this year and not second best, I believe, shows just how tough the 10,000 meters is and how amazing Mo Farah is, in his development and racing skills.
Alberto Salazar and Jordan Hasay, with her Nike Oregon Project jersey,
photo courtesy of Nike
Then, we have Jordan Hasay. Jordan was a fine high school runner, a prodigy many might say. She had a fine career as a Duck, and there were ups and downs. Now, under the watchful eye of Alberto Salazar, Jordan Hasay has the chance that many do not: to truly see, what she can do with her running.
We thank both of them for their time and answers to my probing questions. In all honest, most track athletes are a true joy to interview. Galen and Jordan are in that category.