Rupp 26:44.36 AR, WL
EUGENE (USA, May 30): World leads in men 10 000 m (including American record) and women long jump added with women discus meet record highlighted the Night at Hayward Field before some 9000 spectators. Olympic silver medalist Galen Rupp broke his own American record, winning the most competitive 10,000m race in the world so far this year in a world-leading 26:44.36. His mark, the second fastest ever on U.S. soil, surpassed his own American record of 26:48.00 set at the Memorial Van Damme meeting in Brussels in 2011, it is also 7th best national record. “Honestly, I wasn’t looking at a time until about a quarter mile to go, a lap to go,” Rupp told reporters after the race. “Other than that, I was just worried about competing. You know, I felt great the whole race.” Writes Race Results Weekly. In an TV interview Rupp confirmed his next race is Bislett Games 5000 m.
Event by event
10 000 m (non DL): Behind Rupp three more clocked sub 27: Paul Tanui 26:49.41, Bidan Karoki 26:52.36 and Stephen Sambu 26:54.61, life-time bests for all. Only European in the race French Bob Tahri 12th 27:57.52
SP: Hoffa confirmed increased shape with 5th round 21.64 winning effort, in last round Kovacs 21.46 over Cantwell 21.38. Oly winner Majewski 5th 20.59.
800 m (non DL): World indoor champ Chanelle Price won with 2:00.38, super talent Mary Cain 8th 2:02.31. PolandÂ´s Cichocka fifth 2:00.90.
LJ: Superb battle with 682 enough only for fifth (Bowie 682,+0.7). Second best attempt decided between Spanovic (688 NR, +1.5, 686+1.9) and Klishina (688 +0.6, 681 +2.5), both equaled KlishinaÂ´s WL from Tokyo meet. Third Lesueur 687 (+1.0) and fourth Oly and World winner Reese 686 (+1.6).